Ethics and Risk Management Master Class

Ethics and Risk Management Master Class
with Eric Harris, JD, EdD

8 Tuesdays at 6:00 pm Eastern
Other Time Zones
Began Tuesday October 6, 2015
8 classes of 60 minutes each
Every Class Recorded
8 Hours of CEs and ICF CCEUs

Or 3 Payments of $159*
(*plus optional $75 for CEs)

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Eric Harris is arguably the industry leader in ethics and risk management for coaches and other helping professionals. He serves as the consultant to the American Psychological Association Insurance Trust and in that capacity has advised tens of thousands of APAITs policy holders by telephone about risk management.

In this class, Eric provides his own model for evaluating legal and ethical risk. And he answers such questions as: "If I'm licensed in Massachusetts (as Eric, himself, is), where does the coaching take place? Can I coach across state lines? What kind of coaching contract should I use? Why is including detail about when I might breach confidentiality so crucial to include in my coaching agreement? Can I see a model contract? What if my coaching client suddenly seems to need therapy? Can I coach former, clinical clients? (No--Eric will explain the multiple reasons why you should not do this.)

What if I'm not a licensed helping professional--how is my risk different? And, throughout the class Eric will focus on practical ways to minimize the risk inherent in coaching; what things should you never do. Why you go into business with a coaching client (the stated "dream" of some coaches) at your peril. Why you should know the potential problems if you are paid by a percentage of a client's business profit. Is coaching regulated? Will licensure ever be required? Eric has heard every question there is. In this eight week class, you will hear an acknowledged expert sharing the latest in this always-changing field.

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Open to All
The Ethics and Risk Management Master Class is open to all--both within the MentorCoach Community and without.

There are no prerequisites for this class.

Required for Coach Certification.
This class is one of the four classes required for MentorCoach Certification. (Other required classes are Foundations, Individual Coaching Skills and Individual Coaching Supervision plus some elective classes). For students meeting the attendance requirement, it provides eight hours toward the requirements for the Certified MentorCoach designation.

ICF Coach Continuing Education
This class is also approved for 8 CCEUs (ICF Core Competencies) from the International Coach Federation for students meeting the class attendance requirement (See Attendance Requirements below.) There is no fee for ICF CCEs.

CEs. Graduates of this class will be able to earn eight hours of CEs for social workers (NASW). The CE administration fee is $75.

To receive credit for CEs, students must pay the CE fee and be present for 7 classes. (See Attendance Requirements below)
Note: The CE fee applies only if you are a licensed mental health professional in the US and need CEs from NASW. Otherwise, when you register, indicate that you do not need to pay the CE fee.

Attendance Requirements
To receive credit for CEs, ICF CCEUs, credit toward MentorCoach Certification, or to receive a Certificate of Completion, you must be present for 7 of the 8 classes.

You will document your class attendance by emailing in the two one-word attendance codes that Eric gives out during the class. You will need to email them to Eric within 24 hours of the end of each class. Listening to the class by recording does not count toward the attendance requirement.

Refund Policy
You may withdraw your registration at any time before the beginning of the second one hour class and receive a full refund. You are responsible for the full tuition amount if you do not withdraw before the beginning of the second class.

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Eric A. Harris, Ed.D., J.D., a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1970, received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1969 and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice from Harvard University in 1978. In addition to his part time private clinical practice since 1982, Dr. Harris has served as a consultant to the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Division of the APA Practice Directorate and was Legal Counsel for Choate Health Management. He is a faculty member at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Harris has served as a member of the APA's Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP), the Committee on Legal Issues (COLI), the Board of Directors Task Force on Child Issues, and as Treasurer of Division 31. Dr. Harris served as the Director of Professional Affairs for the Massachusetts Psychological Association for 10 years.

Dr. Harris consults and lectures throughout the country on risk management and managed care. He has represented psychologists before both ethics committees and state licensing boards and has been a consultant to both plaintiffs and defendants in mental health malpractice actions.

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