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IC07 Law & Ethics 01 - Law & Ethics Workshop 1 - Steven Frankel, PhD, JD

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Law & Ethics |  Therapist Development
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2007
A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD, ABPP
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Original Program Date:
Dec 08, 2007
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The Law and Ethics Workshop covers emerging legal and ethical issues for mental health practition- ers of all disciplines. The four-hour program addresses issues including confidentiality and privilege, note-taking, record-keeping, coping with subpoenas, the impact of professional society ethical codes on regulation of mental health practice, liability exposure with suicidal patients, and recent develop- ments in “Tarasoff situations.”

Educational Objectives:

  1. To name two ethical issues involving confidentiality and privilege.
  2. To name two legal issues involving coping with subpoenas.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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A. Steven Frankel PhD, JD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist and an Attorney at Law licensed in California, and The District of Columbia. He is a Diplomate in both Clinical and Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He earned his PhD at Indiana University, and interned at the Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University. 

After leaving full-time university service, Dr. Frankel entered clinical practice, with both in- and outpatient responsibilities. Beginning in 1980, his psychology practice focused increasingly on the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic and dissociative disorders. He began consulting relationships with trauma treatment programs of private psychiatric hospitals in 1990. In 1993, he joined with Walter and Linda Young in the opening of a unit for the treatment of traumatic and dissociative disorders at Del Amo Hospital in Torrance, CA and remained a consultant to the program until July of 2000. An ISSD member since 1990 and Fellow since 1998, he was elected President of the ISSD for 2001-02.