In this 1.5 hour class, participants will review important aspects of working therapeutically with minors including:  informed consent, minors and the necessity of parental involvement; reporting child abuse and neglect, limits of the mandate, and crimes against children; the SAFE Act and reporting of dangerousness; access to minors’ records by parents and third parties; involvement in family legal matters and the role of the treating therapist/fact-witness.

 

  1. Participants will acquire knowledge of the legal issues involved in the confidentiality of treatment information of minor patients.
  2. Participants will learn risk management principles consistent with best practices involved in confidentiality of treatment information of minors.


*This class is suitable for all levels of practitioners and providers of mental health including Psych, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LCAT, LMHC, LP and related fields.

 

Led by Bruce V. Hillowe, J.D., Ph.D.

Bruce V. Hillowe,J.D., Ph.D.

Bruce V. Hillowe, J.D., Ph.D. is a mental healthcare attorney with a law practice in Garden City, New York. A graduate of Binghamton University, Duke University School of Law, and Adelphi University Derner Institute (Clinical Psychology and Postdoctoral Programs), he formerly practiced as a psychologist-psychoanalyst, including as a coordinator of clinical training and director of a forensic mental health service. He was a teaching attending psychologist in law and ethics at a major teaching hospital for 15 years. He currently teaches courses in ethics and law as adjunct faculty at the Derner Institute. He is legal counsel to numerous mental health facilities, institutes, and practitioners and sponsors legal plans for professional associations. He has written articles and book chapters including for law reviews and healthcare publications and is the author of a HIPAA compliance manual for New York mental health practices. He is a featured "SuperLawyer" in the New York Times Magazine.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Information - Confidentiality and Privilege in Psychotherapy with Minors

    • Instructor Information - Requirements - Rules - Refunds - Policies

  2. 2
    • Handouts For Confidentiality and Privilege in Psychotherapy with Minors

  3. 3
    • Information to Keep

  4. 4
    • Confidentiality and Privilege in Psychotherapy with Minors

  5. 5
    • Survey Scale

    • Course Evaluation For Confidentiality and Privilege in Psychotherapy with Minors