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Thursday, December 5, 2024
Confidentiality and Privilege in Psychotherapy with Minors

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2024

Time: 11:00AM-12:30PM

Location: Live Webinar

Credits: 1.5 CEUs (NYS LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, Psychologists)

Instructor: Bruce Hillowe, JD, PhD, Attorney and Counselor at Law

Cost: $99 Individual Rate,  $59 Early Bird (by 11/20/24)    


Topics to be discussed include:  informed consent, minors and the necessity of parental involvement; reporting child abuse and neglect, limits of the mandate, and crimes against children; the SAFE Act and reporting of dangerousness; access to minors’ records by parents and third parties; involvement in family legal matters and the role of the treating therapist/fact-witness.


Objective 1: Participants will acquire knowledge of the legal issues involved in the confidentiality of treatment information of minor patients.

Objective 2: Participants will learn risk management principles consistent with best practices involved in confidentiality of treatment information of minors.


Speaker: Bruce Hillowe, JD, PhD

Bruce V. Hillowe, J.D, Ph.D. is a mental healthcare attorney with a law practice in Mineola, New York. A graduate of Binghamton University, Duke University School of Law, and Adelphi University Derner Institute (Clinical Psychology and Postdoctoral Programs), he formerly practiced as a psychologist-psychoanalyst, including as a coordinator of clinical training and a director of a forensic mental health service. He was a teaching attending psychologist in law and ethics at a major teaching hospital for 15 years. He currently teaches courses in ethics and law as adjunct faculty at the Derner Institute. He is legal counsel to numerous mental health facilities, institutes, and practitioners, and sponsors legal plans for professional associations. He has written articles and book chapters including for law reviews and healthcare publications, most recently regarding scope of practice and disciplinary defense. He is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in healthcare law and is a "SuperLawyer" featured in the New York Times Magazine.

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