Ethical Issues with Fees, Billing, and Collections

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Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, president of On Good Authority, interviews Barton Bernstein, JD, LMSW, an attorney and social worker who has written two books on legal/ethical issues for mental health professionals. Mr. Bernstein shares his positions on fees, billing, and collections.

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE program is designated as intermediate.

This course meets the requirement for the risk management discount for the American Professional Agency.

You can access the audio to these interviews via your computer's MP3 player and/or read the text of the interviews.

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Part 1: Interview with Barton Bernstein, JD, LMSW
  • Part 2: Client Information and Consent
  • Part 3: Ethics Codes, Laws, and Regulations
  • Part 4: Audio Version of Interview
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Subject matter expert:

Barton Bernstein, JD, LMSW,?? is 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 he 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.

Interviewer:

Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, is a graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work and the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. After working for 13 years in child psychiatric settings and 30 years in private practice, she is now founder and president of On Good Authority, and an expert interviewer.

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Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Sep 13, 2018.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, you should be able to

  • Discuss ethical and legal issues related to setting fees and billing for psychological services;
  • Explain the importance of studying the ethical codes of your profession.

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