25 Ways to Protect Yourself from Licensing Board Investigations & Lawsuits


Standard of care in mental health does not imply error-free treatment nor perfect outcome. But many factors require your vigilant attention. This webinar recording and slide images provide an overview of 25 areas of concern for mental health professionals.

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25 Ways to Protect Yourself from Licensing Board Investigations & Lawsuits

In this 1-hour live webinar, Ofer Zur, Ph.D., the founder of Zur Institute, will review current standards of care that all psychotherapists, counselors MFT’s and social workers need to maintain.

He will outline the 25 ways in which licensed psychotherapists need to pay close attention, in order to keep their licenses secured.

Dr. Zur will also briefly address some of the complex issues related to therapists engaging with clients via texting and social media, and some of the main ethical considerations arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the new era of telemental health.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe risks associated with “after hours” online-digital communications
  • Describe appropriate engagement in social networking with a current or former client
  • Describe risks associated with practicing telemental health across state lines

Instructional level: Introductory to intermediate

Intended audience: All mental health professionals interested in this topic

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Presenter: Ofer Zur, PhD

Ofer Zur, Ph.D., owner and director of the Zur Institute from 1995 to 2020, is an internationally known consultant on issues of ethics, clinical and forensic mental health.

For over 25 years he has taught Ethics at the graduate and post-graduate levels, and has published extensively in the area of standard of care as it pertains to issues such as confidentiality, record keeping, scope of practice, diagnosis, treatment and the broad area of therapeutic boundaries.

He has also consulted with psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors and attorneys on issues of boundaries and the standard of care regarding licensing board complaints, personal injury and medical malpractice cases. In 2021, he received authorization from the Minnesota Supreme Court to prepare an amicus brief regarding the standard of care for psychotherapy.