Preparing for Legal Encounters: Complaints, Subpoenas, Professional Negligence & Malpractice.
Run-ins with the law are only exciting in the movies. Despite your best intentions, there may come a time when the law comes knocking on your door (or inbox.) A situation may arise in circumstances such as: a client raises a complaint against you, when a duty of care is breached, you suffer a data/privacy breach, you fail to disclose an offence or failing mandatory report, you have a dispute with your insurance company, or you receive a subpoena for client notes. Do you know what is classified as an unprofessional conduct? Or what the standard is to determine reasonable care? And what could happen to your business and possibly private assets if someone sues you? What is the threshold?
Preparation is the best protection. There are proactive steps you can build into the day-to-day operation of your practice to protect you should in legal eventualities. Having the right processes in place frees you to do what you love – looking after your clients!
This webinar will:
Introduce the key legal considerations all counsellors/psychotherapists should be prepared for.
Highlight the aspects of your practice that are most likely to be impacted.
Discuss duty of care, duty to warn, malpractice & negligence.
Discuss clinical risk management and incident handling.
Discuss how legal situations can affect your practice.
Review relevant cases of real encounters with the law.
Provide practical advice on how to implement protective steps in your day-to-day operations.
Venue: Online Webinar. Includes access to recording for 30 days. Excludes clinical observational content.
Date: Thursday, 30th of May, 2024
Time: 6.30 p.m to 8.30 p.m (Sydney/Melbourne Time)
About Kris Rao: Kris is a psychotherapist & a psychoanalyst primarily providing long term therapy for complex trauma disorders. He is also a clinical supervisor for the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP) training program. He has a Master of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy) and a Doctorate in Psychoanalysis. Kris teaches ethics & psychodynamic psychotherapy as adjunct faculty at universities and higher education institutions across Australia and New Zealand.
About eiseEducation: eiseEducation delivers exceptional webinars, short courses, and professional development training to the mental health, social services & community services sector across Australia & New Zealand. Find out more at eiseeducation.com.