Being Good While Doing Good: Ethical, Legal and Professional Behavioral Health Practice

Fri, Sep 15, 2017 - 11:50 AM - 03:15 PM

Bruce Hodson, Ph.D.



This workshop will explore the guidance, interplay and challenges offered by the variety of legal obligations, ethical responsibilities and clinical pragmatics impacting behavioral health practice. Focus will be given to some of the most important, common and potentially problematic responsibilities and conflicts confronting clinicians across practice settings and activities.

Learning objectives:

  1. understand the process and importance of ethical awareness, reasoning and decision-making in health care practice;
  2. recognize and be able to access adn use professional ethics codes, standards and guidelines, relevant laws and rules, and otehr resources and guides to professional behavior; 
  3. recognize, understand and anticipate obligations, responsibilities, and potential conflicts, risks and dilemmas that can complicate or compromise effective and appropriate professional practice; and, 
  4. understand and be able to apply the guidance of the ethics codes, laws, professional standards and reasoned judgement to avoid or resolve problems in behavioral health care in ways that best serve and protect the interests of patients, the public, the professions and the practitioner.

3 CEUS:  Ph.D., LPC, LADC, CADC, LCSW, LMFT and Case Management and Nursing certificate of participation.   Pre-registration is required.

About the Presenter

Bruce Hodson, Ph.D.

Dr. Hodson is a licensed clinical psychologist with a background including independent clinical and forensic practice, public health services, for-profit and non-profit behavioral health care in inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, and residential settings, educational consultation, undergraduate education, and professional consultation and supervision. He has held multiple offices and committee positions in the Oklahoma Psychological Association and its Division of Health Service Providers, and is a former member and past chair of the Oklahoma State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. His experiences in the latter settings spurred an interest in ethics, professional conduct and legal issues in health care, and he has become a familiar speaker and educator on these issues in the Oklahoma behavioral health community.

Friday, September 15, 2017
11:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. This training session includes a lunch.

Registration Information


Registration closes Sept 14 or when available seats have been filled. Seating is limited.
Refunds not available after Sept 11.
For more information, or if you require any special accommodation, please call 918-588-8807

Event Location

Parkside Outpatient Clinic, second floor,
1620 E. 12th St., 74120 Tulsa