Registration for CEUs

Beyond Ethics, LLC will be offering

3.0 Ethics CEUs in Louisiana in November

Look forward to seeing you for fun learning about Ethics this year.

Cost: $75 for one 3-hour workshop


Register Online:

Registration Type
Seminar Date & State
Email address for confirmation
Name & Mental Health Disc.

Or Register by Mail:

Send your check made payable to Beyond Ethics, LLC to

83 Pomeroy Terrace
Northampton, MA 01060
Please provide the following information to complete your registration:

EMAIL (mandatory – materials will be sent via email)
DISCIPLINE (e.g., LCSW, LPC, etc.)

If all 3 are not included with your check, you will NOT be registered for the workshop.

Louisiana Training:


East Jefferson General Hospital Conference Center:

1st Floor of Main Hospital – Esplanade 3
4200 Houma Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006
View Directions
FREE Parking in Hudson Garage on 5th floor and above


November 8th, 2019

8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

In order to have materials emailed to you prior to the seminar, payment and registration info must be received via email or mail (see address above) by November 2nd

Description of Workshop:

Ethical Managing of High-Risk Situations in Clinical Practice: Nightmare Cases

In this workshop, Deb and participants will examine the high-risk nature of clinical practice in 2019. Deb will present vital information for participants’ ethical responses in this litigious day and age. Also, Deb will facilitate discussion of participants’ case examples, as well as her own work defending clinicians in Louisiana and Colorado who have faced legal and ethical dilemmas in their clinical practices.

Deb will help participants develop ethical, self-protective strategies to avoid the high-risk case turning into the nightmare case! As a seasoned clinician, who has a firm belief in protecting clients and guarding their confidentiality, Deb’s suggestions always are fashioned to protect the therapeutic relationship and the client and therapist from bullying, harassing legal activity.

We will be discussing numerous case examples furnished by participants and culled from Deb’s legal practice in Louisiana and Colorado, which provides much grist for the training mill! Additionally, Deb will teach participants a relatively simple step-by-step approach for ethically responding to subpoenas for records, depositions, and/or trial testifying. Deb will help participants learn how to prepare for litigation events such as depositions and trial testifying.

I always train with case examples and lots of humor, and – most importantly – audience participation with difficult situations, clinically and legally. I try to convey the way to protect yourself professionally – acting ethically AND self-protectively are not in conflict.

  • I. Demands for Records Challenge the Privilege of Confidentiality
    • A. Client Demands
    • B. Attorney Requests (!) and Subpoenas
  • II. High-Risk Clients and Troublesome Attorneys: Case Examples
    • A. Discussion of Participants’ Nightmare Cases
    • B. Discussion of Deb’s Nightmare Complaints
  • III. Ethically Responding to Client Demands and Subpoenas for Records
    • A. Dealing with Fragile, Explosive, Personality-Disordered Clients
    • B. Dealing with Subpoenas from Attorneys


Meet the Trainer:

Deb is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years clinical experience, who is also a lawyer since 1991. She has been defending clinicians since 2000 in various types of licensing board matters. Deb also has a robust practice of risk prevention consultation for therapists who are attempting to avoid ending up before their licensing board. After Ethics training around the country for PESI and Cross Country since 2006, Deb started her own training business, Beyond Ethics, LLC, in 2009. Through Beyond Ethics, Deb has been offering two to four trainings annually in Louisiana since its inception and in Colorado since 2015.

Deb can be reached through her training web site: or her law and social work web site: She can also be emailed at or

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