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Now offering in-person (NJ) and virtual appointments (NJ & PA)

Psychotherapist:  For over 30 years, Leslie has been providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment.  

Practice Consultant:  As New Jersey’s premier ethics consultant, Leslie offers a wide range of services for mental health practitioners focused on enhancing clinical skills, incorporating traditional business methods and minimizing malpractice risk. 

Missed a workshop?

Leslie offers a series of Ethics Continuing Education workshops approved by the ASWB/ACE Individual Course/Conference Approval program for New Jersey social workers and social workers who are licensed in states that recognize ASWB/ACE Individual Course/Conference Approval. According to ASWB, most states accept courses with ACE Individual Course/Conference status.  These courses are not accepted in New York and West Virginia.

CLICK HERE to verify your state's CE requirements. 

She is also available to customize a presentation for your agency, hospital, organization or peer supervision/consultation group. Contact Leslie is you are interested in hosting/sponsoring a workshop.  

WORKSHOPS CURRENTLY APPROVED BY THE ASWB INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE/COURSE APPROVAL PROGRAM:

Audit-Proof Progress Notes:

An In-Depth Look at Documentation and Record-Keeping in Private Practice

This workshop is designed for the intermediate clinician in private practice who wishes to gain a better understanding of how to create an audit-proof mental health progress note.

2 Clinical CEUs 

Course Objectives: 

  • Outline key components of a mental health progress note in private practice

  • Identify general documentation and record-keeping guidelines and apply them when writing mental health progress notes in private practice

  • Identify the differences between progress notes and psychotherapy notes

New Dates Coming Soon

Missed this workshop?

Warning: Boundary Crossing Ahead

This course is designed for intermediate level social workers who serve as clinicians, managers, case workers, supervisors/supervisees, students, mentors and educators.

5 Ethics CEUs

Course Objectives:

  • Identify and successfully manage challenging ethical dilemmas involving boundaries in social work practice

  • Implement practical strategies to strengthen boundaries in the social worker/client supervisor/supervisee, and employer/employee relationships

  • Develop ethically based, technology-related, policies and procedures for social workers in a variety of practice settings   

New Dates Coming Soon

Raves from past participants:

     “Leslie made it interesting with humor, case studies and her personality” – Alexia

     “Leslie was wonderful. Very passionate and kept my attention on what is usually a dry topic” – Marcia

     “A reminder of the ethical implications one may/will face eventually in practice. Helpful to identify           future pitfalls and how to prevent stepping into them” – Elizabeth M.

Everything You Need to Know:

Documentation in Private Practice

This workshop is designed for the intermediate level private practitioner who wishes to gain a better understanding of how to fulfill their ethical and legal obligations to create, maintain and protect their clients' clinical and financial case records.

5 Ethics CEUs

Course Objectives:

  • Identify and apply general documentation and record-keeping guidelines

  • Outline key elements of the clinical and financial case record

  • Recite the essential features of a quality progress note

  • Discuss ethical standards and legal mandates around privacy and confidentiality relating to clients and others access to the case record and the social worker's obligations to release/protect the client record

New Dates Coming Soon

Are You Ready for An Audit?

Diagnosing, Documenting, Billing and Coding in Private Practice

This workshop is designed for the intermediate level private practitioner who wants to avoid committing fraud and to gain a better understanding of the most accurate and ethical ways to diagnose, code, document and bill.

 

5 Ethics CEUs

Course Objectives: 

  • Identify fraudulent practices around billing, coding diagnosing and related clinical/billing documentation

  • Outline key elements of avoiding fraudulent billing, diagnosing and related clinical/billing documentation

  • Develop and implement practice policies and procedures around approaching ethical dilemmas involving clients' needs, desire for and access to clinical services

 

What past participants have said about their experience:

     "Every time I attend one of Leslie's seminars I walk away with new information that is applicable to my       

      practice. She stretches me to consider situations that I may not have encountered and always provides a   

      friendly environment to allow for discussions and questions. I highly recommend Leslie's seminars

      and feel we are lucky to have someone of this caliber in NJ to consult and learn from." -DW

     "This was one of the more helpful ethics workshops I have taken. Very clear and practical information." -KG

     "This workshop was "thorough, relevant to practice, comprehensive, and presenter was very

      knowledgeable and informed about the topics"- Anonymous

     "All clinicians in private practice need this training in order to operate an ethical and legal practice" -Laura T.

Missed this workshop?

Avoiding the Slippery Slope in Private Practice:

Managing Complex Ethical Issues

This course is designed for intermediate social workers in private practice.

5 Ethics CEUs

Course Objectives:

  • Identify, approach, manage and avoid complicated ethical issues

  • Recognize the most frequent ethical issues encountered by private practitioners

  • Develop a framework to approach ethical decision-making

  • Apply 6 key steps to reduce ethical malpractice risk

REGISTER NOW

Sunday, December 4, 2022

9:00 am- 2:30 pm, EST

Zoom

 

What prior attendees have said about this workshop:

    “This workshop was excellent” -Anonymous

    “…very engaging presenter. To be honest, I often dread ethics trainings but found this training surprisingly

     enjoyable!” - Lynne

    “After years of practicing, we can become a little less diligent so this course was extremely helpful in 

    displaying and understanding ethical pitfalls.” - Robin Guterman

    “Very relevant to the work we do! Leslie really breaks down ethics in an understanding, non-threatening

    and nonjudgmental way!!”- Lena Suarez-Angelino, MSW, LCSW

    “It was informative, interactive, and interesting!” - Giovanna Coppola

Using Technology in Social Work Practice:

Ethical and Legal Implications

Although this workshop is designed for the intermediate level social worker, this course is applicable to all social workers who use or plan to use any form of digital technology (ex. e-mail, text, video-conferencing, EHRs) in their work as professional social workers.

5 Ethics CEUs

Course Objectives:

  • Cite the various laws, ethical guidelines and regulatory standards that impact their use of digital technology in social work practice.

  • Apply the information received to guide them as they develop and implement technology related policies and procedures.

  • Apply, analyze and integrate ethical and legal principals into their use of digital technology in social work practice.

What previous attendees have to say about this workshop:

“Leslie leads excellent workshops. She is mindful of time, involves participation, is patient, explains the complications of legal issues.  She’s simply an excellent teacher and trainer. Important information presented in a clear and articulate manner for technology now used in social work practice.”- Judith Zucker LCSW

“I thought the pace of the workshop was easy to follow and allowed time to process the information accurately…well organized and structured which I appreciated.” Christina C.

“I learned so much about the current regs but really appreciated the resources given.” - MaryLou D.

“Lots of great information in the ever-changing world of telehealth and social work” - Denise