Anne Marie Nancy Wheeler JD
Self-Employed, ACA Risk Management
Anne Marie “Nancy” Wheeler, JD, is an attorney licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia; she has extensive experience with counselors, psychiatrists and the broader field of mental health. For over 30 years, she managed risk management consultation services for the American Counseling Association and the American Psychiatric Association. Through these services, she helped practicing counselors, psychiatrists, and other mental health practitioners think through and understand challenging legal, ethical and regulatory issues ranging from privacy to managed care. Nancy also served for 17 years as an affiliate faculty member of the Graduate Pastoral Counseling Program of Loyola University Maryland, where she taught ethics and legal issues courses to masters and doctoral-level students. She is currently an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Counselor Education at Stetson University in Florida. Additionally, she has presented hundreds of seminars, workshops and keynote addresses on medical and mental health legal and ethical issues and continues to speak around the country. She has also produced newsletters, webinars and podcasts on legal compliance and risk management strategies. Nancy writes extensively and has authored or contributed to numerous publications, including the following: Wheeler, A.M. & Bertram, B. (2015). The counselor and the law: a guide to legal and ethical practice (Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association); Reinhardt, R. & Wheeler, A.M. (2014). Private practice preparedness: the health care professional’s guide to closing a practice due to retirement, death or disability. Publisher: Author; and Wheeler, A.M. (2005). Top ten legal and risk management areas of concern for psychiatrists. In J. Lazarus (Ed.), Entering private practice: a handbook for psychiatrists Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.