Upcoming Events


February 22, 2019 , 09:00 am - 04:30 pm

This six hour law and ethics continuing education session will focus on helping mental health providers to develop strategies to support client confidentiality while still meeting the legal and ethical obligation to protect the public from harm. Topics covered will include mandatory reporting, client lethality, and the duty to warn and protect. Learning will be supported by interactive discussion and the use of current real-world examples.

Participants will:

  • Understand the sources of legal and ethical standards regarding clinical practice
  • Explore strategies to maximize client confidentially
  • Understand the legal and ethical standards regarding mandatory reporting obligations
  • Understand recent Washington caselaw impacting mental health professionals
  • Identify Washington state legal standards regarding duty to warn/duty to protect

What participants are saying about this course:

“Current, real life ethical scenarios were worked through, broadening scope of understanding and attention of laws and guidelines.”

“The way he presented the material was amazing! The examples were very applicable.”

“Good overview of ethical standards as related to clinical practices, and in context of relevant WAC’s/RCWs.”

“Presenter’s enthusiasm, clarity, knowledge of materials was much appreciated.”

“Would like more facilitations he has to offer. “

“Eric was very captivating as a presenter!”

About the presenter:

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 counseling practice is focused on providing counseling services to combat veterans as well as providing supervision and consultation to other clinicians. Eric currently serves on the American Mental Health Counselors Association Ethics Committee, is the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association, and is a co-founder of counselchat.com.

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:

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

Those who stay to the end of class will receive a certificate of completion. Certificates will not be issued to those leaving early.

Electronic confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of payment. After registration is received, an Outlook Invitation with details and the exact location will be sent. Accept the invitation and we will know you are coming. If you have paid and do not receive an Outlook Invitation in three to five days, please contact us. We do not allow drop-ins.

Please contact the Training Department at least ten days prior to the training if you have a disability or 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 if you would like to pay for the class with a payment method other than a credit card.

Email: compasstraining@compassh.org