Navigating ‘Hot Topic’ Ethical Issues

In Today’s Medical-Legal Environment

Navigating ‘Hot Topic’ Ethical Issues in Today’s Medical-Legal Environment
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Intended For

Mental Health Professionals


Friday, November 15th, 2019. 10:00am – 12:00pm

Learning Objectives

  • Identify ethical and legal concerns early on in treatment
  • Develop a systematic approach to solving ethical and legal concerns in a patient centered fashion.
  • Describe differences between litigation in courts and licensing proceedings.


This intermediate-level training will focus on highlighting current ethical and legal issues for mental health care providers. Through an interactive lecture, we will review current case studies and examples of legal and ethical issues facing mental health care providers. We will be discussing current ethical and legal trends in mental health, along with highlighting the different approaches necessary when providers are treating patients in medical legal cases and forensic matters.  We will also discuss the differences between litigation in courts and licensing proceedings. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to spot ethical and legal concerns early on and be able to respond to such situations using a systematic, patient-centered approach.

Instructor Credentials

Craig Brodsky is a partner with Goodell DeVries. His active trial practice concentrates on the representation of professionals and businesses in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Brodsky has represented attorneys, physicians, psychologists, health care organizations, nursing homes, group homes, developers, adoption agencies and real estate brokers. He has developed a concentration in defending health care providers in birth trauma/cerebral palsy litigation. Mr. Brodsky also defends professionals in disciplinary actions, has an active commercial litigation practice, has tried multiple jury and bench trials and argued cases in the appellate courts of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Brodsky frequently presents to health care providers and attorneys on current developments in the law and medical-legal issues.

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Professional: $75
Student: $50  (please bring proof of student/trainee status)
**Early bird discount of $5 per registration made prior to Friday October 26
**Group rate discount of $5 per registration when enrolling 3 or more registrants from the same organization.
Please note, refunds will be offered 1 week prior to the training date.  There may be a processing charge incurred by Eventbrite for refunds. 

2 CE credits awarded for psychologists
CE credit counts towards ethics requirements for psychologists in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia
(Full attendance is required to obtain CE credit)

The Ross Center – Northern Virginia
1595 Spring Hill Road, Auditorium
Vienna, VA 22182


For more information, please contact Stacy Coyle, Psy.D. at: or 202-363-1010 ext. 125. Special accommodation requests must be made by Friday, November 8th, 2019.

There is no known commercial support for this program.


The Ross Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Ross Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For information about our grievance procedure relating to CE programs, click here. There is no commercial support for this program.


  • Craig Brodsky, JD

    Attorney Partner

    Goodell Devries

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