Workshops / Events

Leslie has a passion for teaching 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 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

 

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

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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   

Saturday, June 11, 2022- Virtual

9:00 AM- 3:00 PM EST

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

Sunday, July 17, 2022- Virtual

9:00 AM- 3:00 PM EST

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

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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

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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.

 

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Testimonials

"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

What attendees are saying about Are you Ready for an Audit? Diagnosing, Documenting, Billing and Coding in Private Practice

"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

"All of Leslie’s workshops are timely and thorough. She is also down to earth." - Anonymous

"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 Taylor