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Date(s) - 09/09/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bastyr University


Course Description

This six hour law and ethics continuing education session will focus on identifying and applying evolving legal and ethical standards to support a sustainable clinical practice.  Topics covered will include mandatory reporting, client lethality, clinician self-care, and multicultural competency.  Learning will be supported by interactive discussion and the use of current real-world examples.

Learning Objectives

Participants of this seminar will:

  • Understand the sources of legal and ethical standards regarding clinical practice;
  • Identify Washington state legal standards regarding duty to warn/duty to protect
  • Understand the legal and ethical standards regarding mandatory reporting obligations
  • Explore strategies to maximize clinician self-care and client support
  • Identify and understand the applicable legal and ethical standards of multicultural competency

This course is approved for 6 CE’s for LMHC’s, LMFT’s, LCSW’s and all associate level licensees

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.


Current WMHCA Members: $125

Current WMHCA Student Members: $25 (not eligible for CE’s)

Non-members $175

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.

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