The recent Volk decision raises many questions about a therapist's responsibility related to predicting and managing a patient's potential for violence.
This workshop will have two parts. The morning program (3 hrs) will present the details of the Volk decision from legal and ethical points of view. The afternoon (3 hrs) will present discussions of the limits of predicting and managing violence in a clinical setting.
Panelists will include clinicians, lawyers, philosophers and a legislative lobbyist who will report on the current status of the Volk ruling.
This six-hour presentation meets the Washington state CE requirements for Professional Ethics & Law for Mental Health Counselors.