Online Course » Ethical Issues with Fees, Billing, and Collections

Course Description:
Barton Bernstein, JD, LMSW, an attorney and social worker who has written two books on legal/ethical issues for mental health professionals, discusses his positions on fees, billing, and collections. The material includes a sample intake form.
Course Objective:
Upon completing this program, you should be able to:
  • Discuss ethical and legal issues related to setting fees and billing for psychological services; and
  • Explain the importance of studying the ethical codes of your profession.
Author Bio:
Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, founder and president of On Good Authority, interviews: Barton Bernstein, JD, LMSW, co-author of The Portable Lawyer for Mental Health Professionals and The Portable Ethicist for Mental Health Professionals, both published by John Wylie & Sons. During the past five years Mr. Bernstein has participated in seven educational videos, authored or co-authored over seventy-five articles and book chapters, and delivered over one hundred professional lectures. He has served on the faculties of Texas Women's University, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Dallas at the Irvine Campus. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, and the University of Texas at Arlington's Graduate School of Social Work.
Credits:
1.00
Hours:
1.00
Certificates:
American Psychological Association - view details
Association of Social Work Boards - view details
California Board of Registered Nursing - view details
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) - view details
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - view details
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists - view details

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