Date(s) - 01/11/2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In this 1 hour workshop we will address the legal and ethical implications of clinician self-care. We will
also consider what the professional literature suggests regarding factors that inhibit effective self-care.
Participants will gain the ability to identify an ethically sound, empirically based plan to implement an
effective self-care strategy to best support work with clients. This course is intended to meet Law and
Ethics CE requirements.
Participants in this workshop will be able to:
1.Understand the legal and ethical standards regarding clinician self-care
2.Explore the connection between lack of clinician self-care and risk of misconduct
3.Explore some of the barriers to effective clinician self-care
4.Identify practical ways to implement an effective self-care strategy
1. What is Self-Care (10 Minutes)
2. Self-Care and Impairment (10 Minutes)
3. Self-Care and Misconduct (15 Minutes)
4. What Gets in the Way of Self-Care (10 Minutes)
5. How to Apply Effective Self-Care (15 Minutes)
About the Presenter
Eric Ström is an attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As an attorney, Eric provides legal counsel, consultation, and guidance to mental health professionals. Eric’s counseling practice is focused on providing counseling services to combat veterans and their families. Eric currently serves on the American Mental Health Counselors Association Ethics Committee, is the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association, and provides clinical consultation to the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
This course is approved for 1 CE hour in Law and Ethics for LMHC’s, LMFT’s, LCSW’s and all associate level licensees in Washington State.
Washington Mental Health Association (WMHCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2079. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
1 NBCC clock hours will be awarded at the conclusion of the course.