Clifton Mitchell, PhD

This presentation is a continuation of legal and ethical topics. What has been needed is a fun, stimulating way to review and learn from what they already know. Participants are broken into teams and each team has an electronic remote that sends the team's answer to legal and ethical questions presented. Answers from teams are graphed, posed, and discussed. A computer keeps scores for all to see. Questions are presented in various formats including Jeopardy-style where categories are chosen and questions get harder as point values increase. Management of some of the most perplexing legal and ethical quandaries will be explored. Topics include child abuse, confidentiality, dual relations, suicide, duty to warn, elder abuse, HIPAA, and more. The material is applicable to all disciplines, practices, and states.


  1. List and explain legal and ethical requirements surrounding informed consent.
  2. Demonstrate numerous situations when confidentiality should and should not be broken.
Target Audience: Clinical personnel, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists. Advanced level. CE credits offered = 1.5 contact hours