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Duty to Report: The Legal Obligations of Psychoanalysts and Mental Health Professionals

Sponsored by Patient and Colleague Assistance Committee [PACA] of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and Michigan Psychoanalytic Society.

Duty to Report: The Legal Obligations of Psychoanalysts and Mental Health Professionals

Presenter: Robert S. Iwrey, Esquire

Date and Time:
Wednesday Evening, November 2, 2016
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
1.5 CME AND CE Credit Hours

Place: Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, 32841 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills

About the Patient and Colleague Assistance Committee [PACA]: PACA is a joint committee of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Society. It was created to assist patients and colleagues when concerns have been raised about colleagues. Each member of the committee is available for consultation regarding concerns about any member of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute or Michigan Psychoanalytic Society. This presentation is the first of a series of educational presentations being planned by PACA.

About the Presenter: Robert S. Iwrey is a founding partner of The Health Law Partners, P.C. Mr. Iwrey has been practicing healthcare litigation and transactional law since 1999. Mr. Iwrey was elected by his peers to serve on the governing board of the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section (HCLS) from 2005 to 2011 and became a HCLS Fellow in 2016. Mr. Iwrey has been awarded the distinguished AV rating by Martindale–Hubbell (the highest rating available) for every consecutive year since 2004 and named as a Super Lawyer in Michigan in Healthcare (limited to top 5% of attorneys in Michigan) for every consecutive year since 2011.

Practice Gap/Need and Course Description: Many psychoanalysts and mental health professionals are not cognizant of the laws regarding requirements to report problems to the licensing Board [LARA] such as those concerning competency or boundary transgressions of colleagues. There will be a presentation of the applicable legal issues and an opportunity for discussion to clarify the obligations that we have as licensed mental health professionals.

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Identify their reporting obligations as licensed mental health professionals
2. Compare their reporting obligations with their promise of confidentiality to those in their care when determining what course of action - if any – to take when confronted with problems of colleagues.