Registration for CEUs

Notice About COVID-19

Due to the unknown nature and spread of COVID-19, IF WE HAVE TO CANCEL THE MAY 26th SEMINAR, all registered individuals will be automatically enrolled in the November 6th seminar unless you have to obtain the CEUs before renewal and then I might work out a distance learning format, such as Zoom or a webinar, etc. The Louisiana licensing boards may suspend the deadline for acquiring your CEUs for renewal, so let’s wait and see. For now, I am still planning on holding the May 26th seminar LIVE at East Jefferson General Hospital. So, please register if you are interested in the seminar and we will work out the details so that everyone is safe and yet able to acquire their necessary Ethics CEUs.

Beyond Ethics, LLC will be offering

3.0 Ethics CEUs in Louisiana in May and November, and in Colorado in June

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

Cost: $75 for one 3-hour workshop


Register Online:

Seminar State and Date
Mental Health Discipline

Louisiana Training:


East Jefferson General Hospital

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

WHEN (tentative):

May 29th and November 6th

Description of Workshop:

Walking the Clinical High Wire with Couples, Families and Legal Involvement: Ethical Management of Risk

In this workshop, Deb and participants will examine the high-risk nature of clinical practice in 2020. 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. Ethical Obligations in the Context of Couples and Families
    • A. Why Couples and Families are Considered High-Risk Clients
    • B. Certain Risks Inherent in Treating Couples and Families
    • C. Specific Clinical and Legal Challenges When Working with Couples and Families: Case Examples (Deb’s and Participants’ situations)
  • II. Ethically Responding to Subpoenas & Dealing with Attorneys
    • A. Self-Protective, Client-Protective Procedure upon Receipt of Subpoena
    • B. Subpoenas for Records, Deposition or Trial Testimony
    • C. Preparing Clinician and Clients for Legal Involvement of Either/Both

Colorado Trainings:



WHEN (tentative):


Description of Workshop:

Self-Protective, Ethical Practices for Clinicians to Handle High-Risk Clients and Legal Involvement

In the workshops, I always ask participants to send me case examples to discuss in the seminar. I also incorporate a variety of ethical conundrums for high-risk clinical practices from my law practice defending such claims when grievances are filed against clinicians. I also help clinicians understand how to prepare for depositions and/or trial testifying.

Trainings typically are three (3) hours and certificates will be provided for use with DORA upon renewal.

  • I. Therapists Over a Wobbly Barrel: Confidentiality versus Demands for Records or Testimony
  • II. High-Risk Clients: Dealing with Demands, Harassment, Stalking, Threats and Other Adventures – Case Examples from Participants and Deb
  • III. High Conflict Divorce/Separation/Custody Cases
  • IV. Ethically Responding to Subpoenas and Dealing with 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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