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Reduce Your Legal Liability:
Updates to Laws and Ethics for Maryland and DC Mental Health Professionals

Live Real-Time Interactive Webinar

The workshop will provide an overview of current legal and ethical issues impacting the practice of mental health, including confidentiality, records, tele-health, boundaries and courts. We will discuss the updated and new provisions of the Maryland, D.C. and Federal laws and regulations applicable to mental health providers, and the statutory and association ethical codes. We will review issues relating to clinical practice, including informed consent, interacting with clients, avoiding inappropriate and/or unintended consequences. and the role of the practitioner in the court system. The session will also discuss planning for retirement, emergencies, and death.

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"Ethics and Obligations of Mandatory Reporting & Duty to Warn for Maryland and DC Mental Health Professionals"


About the Course

June 23, 2023


Live Real-Time Interactive Webinar

8:30AM-12:00PM ET

Credit Hours - Details Below

3.0 Ethics Live Interactive CE Credit Hours


$69 Morning Only/$129 Full Day through 6/16/23

$79 Morning Only/$149 Full Day after 6/16/23

$59 Morning/$115 Full Day/person for Groups 3+

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Target Audience

Mental Health Professionals including Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals

Course Level


Course Instructor

Richard Bloch, JD

Richard Bloch, JD
Richard Bloch, JD

Richard Bloch is President of Shiling, Bloch & Hirsch, P.A. and has been in private practice in Maryland since 1972. He received his B.A. from the George Washington University and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. His practice focuses primarily on health law, representation of healthcare providers before the Boards of Examiners, general business law, estate planning and administration, and civil litigation. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Baltimore County Bar Association. Mr. Bloch has been General Counsel to the Maryland Psychological Association since 1979. He has written numerous articles and lectures frequently on legal and ethical issues pertaining to the practice of mental health.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize legal and ethical issues relating to mental health practice.

  • Explain the analytical processes that must be followed in resolving ethical issues.

  • Describe the mental health practitioner’s obligations regarding informed consent and disclosing potential conflicts to the client.

  • Recognize the expanded Maryland Minor’s Consent to Treatment law.

  • Explain the mental health practitioner’s role in responding to subpoenas and in court proceedings.

  • Understand the limitations and requirements for tele-mental health practice.

After attending this training, participants will be able to...

Course Agenda

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