Presented by Eric Ström, JD, PhD, LMHC
For behavioral health providers, the effectiveness of clinical work is dependent upon the clinician/client relationship. When appropriate boundaries are not maintained, it is these same relationships that can be at the root of serious professional misconduct. In this one hour workshop, participants were provided with a summary overview of the legal ethical standards regarding non-clinical relationships with behavioral health clients. Dr. Ström then applied these standards to discussion of scenarios and real-world examples. The focus was dedicated to applying legal and standards from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.