Upcoming Events


September 16, 2021 , 09:30 am - 04:30 pm

In this 6 hour law & ethics seminar, we will discuss current Washington State and Federal telehealth laws, liability and informed consent relating to technology and telehealth, and the range of applicable ethical codes.  Participants will gain an understanding of how to strategically implement technologies in their clinical practice.  This workshop is intended to meet law and ethics content requirements and to fulfill the Washington State Telemedicine Training requirements.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the legal and ethical standards regarding clinicians’ use of telehealth and new and emerging technology
  • Construct effective strategies to minimize liability of telehealth and the use of technology;
  • Articulate best practices regarding informed consent for telehealth and the use of technology.
  • Identify the legal and ethical standards regarding clinicians’ use of social media and online communication
  • Create strategies for effective and ethical online communication and social media use
  • Apply legal and ethical standards regarding online communications to clinical work with clients.

About the Speaker:

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 clinical practice is focused on providing counseling services to combat veterans and those in other high-stress professions. Eric currently serves on the American Mental Health Counselors Association Ethics Committee, and is the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association.  Eric has taught a range of courses in counseling and professional ethics at a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs.

Who should attend this class?

This course meets the requirement for required ethics training. This course is open to all.

6 Continuing Education Credits from NASW WA: Licensed Social Workers, Marriage/Family Counselors, and Mental Health Counselors.

The details:

The details:

As the class begins promptly, please arrive ten minutes early. Those who arrive late may be asked to leave without a refund or credit.

After registration is received, an Outlook Invitation with details and the Zoom link will be sent. Accept the invitation and we will know you are coming. If you register and do not receive an Outlook Invitation in three to five days, please contact us. We do not allow drop-ins.

A quiz and evaluation will be attached to the Outlook Invitation for this class. After attending the class, you will have five business days to complete and return all forms to CompassTraining@compassh.org. A certificate will be sent about 2 weeks after the class.

Please contact the Training Department at least ten days prior to the training if you require special accommodations.

Cancellations must be emailed and received no later than seven days prior to the event. No refund or credit will be made after that date without prior approval. If we cancel the training, registrants will be offered the next class or a full refund.

Contact us to pay for the class with a payment method other than a credit card.

Email: compasstraining@compassh.org