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Florida Laws and Rules

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
3.5 out of 4.0, Based on: 792 reviews

Course Summary

This course meets the requirements of a Florida Laws and Rules course for Florida clinicians. This training will provide a review of ethical guidelines, laws, and ethical decision-making pertinent to Florida clinicians. (Florida Psychologists see note to the right).

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • How Do Ethical Problems Occur?
  • Ethics vs. Law
  • Achieving and Maintaining Competence
  • Cultural Competence
  • Informed Consent
  • Confidentiality
  • Mandated Reporting
  • Duty to Protect
  • Multiple or Non-Sexual Dual Relationships
  • Sexual Relationships with Clients
  • Responding to Suicide Risk
  • Failure to Detect Medical Conditions
  • Ethics and Business Practice
  • Summary

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss established ethical and legal requirements as stated in ethical codes and in Chapter 456 (General Provisions)
  • Be sensitive to ethical problems as they arise, including the complexity of these issues
  • Discuss the issue of competence and the steps a provider should take to maintain competence, including important competencies
  • Define multicultural competence and List some considerations in working with Latino families
  • Define confidentiality, and discuss informed consent and limits of confidentiality (including Baker act and Chapter 90.503 - Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege)
  • List the legal requirements for mandated reporting of child and elder abuse
  • Discuss the dynamics of dual relationships
  • Discuss issues related to sexual relationships with clients including harm to therapist and client (law stated in Chapter 456, General Provisions)
  • Outline steps clinicians can take in responding to suicidal risk
  • Discuss recognizing medical conditions that share common symptoms with mental health illnesses
  • Discuss ethical issues related to the “business” of mental health.

FAQs

Most of our courses will satisfy your CEU requirements. However, you can double check with this handy tool.
You can download all the required materials above where it says "Preview the material"
No prerequisites are required for this course.
Yes. Once you read the material and pass your test, you can print your certificate right away from your "My Account" page.
You bet, you can download the course material to your computer. You can then print it off, transfer it to your tablet or whatever works for you. Most folks print of a copy of the test and circle the answers while reading through the material.

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