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Law and Ethics for Kaiser Behavioral Health Professionals: Review and Update

November 19, 2024

11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PST
Virtual Presentation via Zoom

Hosted by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Mental Health Training Program

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Presented by Dr. Dan Taube, JD, PhD

Presenter Bio

Daniel O. Taube earned his JD/PhD from Villanova University and Hahnemann University (1985 and 1987, respectively), as a member of the Joint Psychology and Law Graduate Program. He is Professor Emeritus at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Francisco, is currently a member of The American Insurance Trust’s Risk Management team, and regularly consults across the country with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns. His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection and addictions.

Many dimensions of foundational ethical and legal standards are clear and have remained constant over the years. Yet others continue to evolve, and behavioral health professionals (BHPs) routinely confront complex and ambiguous ethical and legal situations. The purpose of this course is to give BHPs an opportunity to renew and sharpen their ability to engage in knowledgeable and effective ethical decision-making, and to understand and apply ethical and legal standards to challenges inherent in clinical work. The course also has the goal of assisting participants in better managing the risks of clinical practice. It will be taught at an intermediate level, and is appropriate for currently licensed professionals and advanced pre-licensed professionals. This course meets and exceeds the Board of Psychology’s mandated ethics and law update requirement, 4 of the 6 hours required biannually for BBS licensees, and the BBS yearly 3-hour update requirement for associates.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe three problems with and strategies to overcome cognitive/affective decision-making errors
  2. Explain two aspects of avoiding and managing licensing board complaints
  3. Explain three changes in Part 2 substance abuse confidentiality rules
  4. Identify two techniques for reducing the potentially negative impact of Open Notes on patients/clients\Discuss two key steps in addressing risks when working with high conflict families
  5. Recognize three changes in California child abuse and elder abuse

Instructional Level


This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.
Instructional Methodology
On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association, Office of Professional Development, to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs designate this live activity for 4 hours continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals.

Refund and Attendance Policy

The seminars mentioned above are Free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Employees and Trainees.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted for those who attend the entire lecture.

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