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Date(s) - 09/14/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spokane, WA


Course Description

This six hour law and ethics continuing education session will focus on helping mental health providers to develop strategies to support client confidentiality while still meeting the legal and ethical obligation to protect the public from harm.  Topics covered will include mandatory reporting, client lethality, and the duty to warn and protect.  Learning will be supported by interactive discussion and the use of current real-world examples.

This course is approved for 6 CE hours in Law and Ethics for LMHC’s, LMFT’s, LCSW’s and all associate level licensees in Washington State.

This course is approved for 6 clock hours for the NBCC.  Washington Mental Health Counselors 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.

Learning Objectives

Participants of this seminar will:

  • Understand the sources of legal and ethical standards regarding clinical practice;
  • Explore strategies to maximize client confidentially
  • Understand the legal and ethical standards regarding mandatory reporting obligations
  • Identify Washington state legal standards regarding duty to warn/duty to protect


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 counselling 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.

Eric also provides clinical supervision and consultation to mental health providers and teaches a range of courses in counseling and professional ethics at a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs, including Prescott College and Seattle University.

Eric earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Northwest School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Seattle, graduated cum laude from Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit Michigan, attended the Hague Academy of International Law in the Hague Netherlands, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of Michigan, and is currently working towards his PhD is Counselor Education and Supervision at Oregon State University.

WMHCA Event Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund, less a $15 cancellation fee, cancellations must be made by contacting [email protected] at least 21 days prior to workshop date. There will be no refunds within 21 days of the workshop date.

We're sorry this workshop is full at this time. If you would like to be added to the wait list please email [email protected]