EVENTS

THE METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY,

THE METROPOLITAN CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH, and

THE METROPOLITAN SOCIETY FOR PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPISTS

invite you to

 

WHAT CLINICIANS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LEGAL LIABILITY:

A CLINICAL WORKSHOP

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018

 

PRESENTER: JONATHAN D. RUBIN, J.D.

 

Jonathan D. Rubin’s presentation will provide an overview of the many malpractice litigation risks faced by psychiatrists, psychologists, psychoanalysts/therapists and social workers in New York State. He will also discuss some of the tools and protections available to mental healthcare providers to help reduce the risk of litigation and to mitigate liability.  This workshop will provide an overview of malpractice claims against mental health providers, highlight common risks in the practice, and outline means to protect providers and their practice. Topics will include record keeping, confidentiality and privilege, the duty to protect third parties from a dangerous patient, terminating treatment of a patient, informed consent, and improper relationships with a client.

Learning objectives:

This workshop is designed to help attendees understand: 1) the different kinds of malpractice litigation risks to mental health providers, 2) what some of the most important best practices for avoiding liability are, and 3) the tools and protections available to help reduce the risk of litigation.  Based on the content of this workshop, the attendee will be able to:

·      Identify at least three of the most common sources of litigation;

·      Explain the importance of accurate and thorough record keeping;

·      Describe their obligation to report a threat of serious and imminent danger to a patient or third person;

·      Understand the issues that should be considered in the termination and abandonment of a client;

·      Assess and analysis risk management issues related to possible boundary violations;

·      Understand social media risks and issues in communicating with and about patients and other emerging and     evolving technological issues and modes of communication.

 

Jonathan D. Rubin, J.D. is a senior partner with Kaufman, Borgeest & Ryan LLP in New York City.  His practice areas include Medical Malpractice Defense, Long Term Care and Nursing Home Defense, Health Care, Products Liability Defense and General Liability Defense Litigation.  Mr. Rubin represents hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and health care professionals in civil litigation matters in state and federal courts.  Mr. Rubin has given numerous presentations on topics including the litigation of complex medical malpractice matters and a variety of risk management issues for a wide variety of health professionals. Mr. Rubin also has particular expertise in the defense of mental health providers and has lectured extensively in this area including recent ASHRM lectures focusing on “Managing Psychiatric Patients in Acute Care Settings” as well as lectures before they NY State Chapter of the American Psychology Association, NASW and many other local psychoanalytic and psychotherapy groups and organizations.

 

TIME:       10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Breakfast at 9:30 AM

 

LOCATION: The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health

   1090 St. Nicholas Avenue (located on West 165th Street

   between St. Nicholas and Amsterdam Avenues, downstairs

   level next to Church Santa Rosa de Lima)

 

FEE:        $50 includes refreshments (no fee to MCMH staff)

               $30 Student Fee (includes refreshments), with proof of student status

                 On site registration: $60 or $40 (students with proof of student status)

                 No fee to MCMH Staff members.

 

SPACE FOR THE WORKSHOP IS LIMITED.  REGISTRATION IS ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 8, 2018. On-site registration fee applies after that date.

 

 

The New York State Education Department has approved this workshop for 3 contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who sign the attendance sheet at the end of the workshop, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15.  There is no charge for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.

 

 

REGISTRATION FORM

 

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Return to:                            Joyce A. Lerner, L.C.S.W., Director, MITPP

160 West 86th Street

New York, NY 10024

 

 (212) 496-2858          mitppnyc@aol.com

 

 


 

OPEN HOUSE LUNCHEON & CLINICAL PRESENTATION

FOR THOSE CONSIDERING POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018      1:00 PM –2:30 PM

                                                                                                                       SHE CAN’T SAY “NO”

 

The powerful challenges of treating a middle-aged, self-effacing, masochistic woman who tended to be a doormat in relationships will be described with a focus on the many trials such a treatment presented.  The therapy lasted for two and a half years with a disappointing outcome and illustrates the dyad’s enactments and some of the difficulties of working with a highly defended, “neurotic” patient.

 

Learning Objectives: Participants will understand how masochistic traits and depressive affects: 1) serve as a reaction formation against aggression, 2) unconsciously keep people connected for narcissistic gratification, and 3) preserve an image of self defending against separation and loss.

               

PRESENTER:  Deborah Fader, LCSW. Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Supervising Social Worker: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. External Supervisor: Columbia University School of Social Work.

LOCATION:  160 West 86th Street (outside entrance, between Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues)

 

RSVP:                   Space is limited.  There is no fee but you must reserve in advance.  For reservations: please contact Ivy Vale, Registrar, at (212) 496-2858 or email mitppnyc@aol.com.

 

Training opportunities, including flexible scheduling and financial options to fit individual needs, will be described following the presentation.  Refreshments will be served.

 

MITPP CANDIDATES ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SOCIAL WORK CONTACT HOURS FOR

CONTINUING EDUCATION IN MITPP COURSES.

 



Painting-"Staying Centered in the Midst of Chaos"