Leslie S. Tsukroff, MSW, LCSW
Psychotherapist • Consultant • Supervisor • Educator
License # NJ Social Work 44SC04781400
License # PA Social Work CW021709
Workshops / Events
Leslie has a passion for teaching and mentoring other professionals by drawing on her clinical and ethics–related experience and expertise. She conducts engaging, interactive workshops for mental health professionals that focus on:
Private Practice Development and Expansion
Risk Management Techniques
Documentation and Record-Keeping
Billing, Coding and Diagnosing
Ethical, Legal and Clinical Matters Impacting Private Practitioners
Technology Related Concerns
Financial Stability and Growth
Traditional Business Practices
All workshops are approved by the ASWB/ACE Individual Course/Conference Approval program for social workers licensed in New Jersey and other states that recognize approvals by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Individual Course/Conference Approval program.
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 CEs
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
This course is designed for mental health practitioners who serve as clinicians, managers, case workers, supervisors/supervisees, students, mentors and educators.
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
What past participants have said about this invaluable workshop:
“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.
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/medical records.
5 Ethics CEs
Identify and apply general documentation and record-keeping guidelines
Outline key elements of the clinical medical record
Recite the essential features of a compliant progress note
4. Discuss ethical standards and legal mandates around privacy and confidentiality relating to clients and others access to the medical record and the social worker's obligations to release/protect the client record
New Dates Coming Soon
This workshop is designed for the intermediate level private practitioner who wants to avoid perpetrating fraud and to gain a better understanding of the most accurate and
ethical ways to diagnose, code, document and bill.
Identify fraudulent practices around billing, coding, diagnosing and documentation
Outline key steps to ensure accurate and compliant billing, coding, diagnosing and documentation practices
Develop and implement practice policies that ethically and legally support and facilitate clients’ access to mental health 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.
This course is designed for intermediate social workers and mental health professionals
in private practice.
5 Ethics CEs
New dates coming soon
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
What prior attendees have said about this workshop:
“…very engaging presenter. To be honest, I often dread ethics trainings but found this training
surprisingly enjoyable!” - Lynne
“This workshop was excellent” - Anonymous
“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
This course is designed for all mental health professionals who use or plan to use any form of digital technology (ex. e-mail, text, social media, video-conferencing, PMS/EHR) in their work.
1. Cite the various laws, ethical guidelines and regulatory standards that impact the use of digital technology in mental health practice.
2. Apply the information received to guide in the development and implementation of technology-related policies and procedures.
3. Apply, analyze and integrate ethical and legal principals into the use of digital technology in mental health 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
This course is designed for New Jersey social workers and mental health professionals who work with minors and their families.
1. Apply the relevant New Jersey state laws, federal laws and ethical standards to determine New Jersey minors’ rights regarding consent to treatment and privacy and confidentiality.
2. Weigh the various clinical, ethical, practical and legal issues when working with minors whose parents are divorced, divorcing or separated
3. Describe under what circumstances a minor in NJ can consent to their own care and maintain control over who may gain access to their health care information.
"I always appreciate your conferences on ethics/legalities/PP related topics. It’s like PP aerobics." - Maureen W.
"Very informative and thought provoking. Very clear and concise communication style." - Peter M.
"Great workshop - tons of immediate use information." - Michelle P.
"So informative, helpful and relevant..." - Madeline
"I learned more relevant and actionable information today than I’ve ever learned at a workshop before-I could listen for another 5 hours without feeling full!! Leslie is the consummate presenter-she’s incredibly knowledgeable, relatable and easy to listen to/understand. We are lucky to have her!" - Barbara F.
"...excellent. Leslie was wonderful. Very passionate and kept my attention on what is usually a dry topic." -Marcia
"Dynamic presentation. Although many who attended were LCSWs, this course was beneficial & is good for anyone in the field (i.e. BSW, MSW, CSW)." - Anonymous
"It was 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.
"Ethical & legal issues regarding tech usage are extremely important for all mental health practitioners. Leslie is very knowledgeable & answered all questions presented!" - KB
“Leslie knows ethics, makes it user friendly and gives practical applications to make you think." - Denise