California Law and Ethics – 18 Hours - Revised
Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2014
Practice Level: Intermediate
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Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D. is a psychologist in private practice specializing in eating disorders, as well as dual addictions, trauma, domestic violence and depression. She conducts individual and couples therapy with adolescent and adult clients. In addition to authoring numerous mental health courses she frequently blogs and writes newspaper articles about mental health topics.
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This course meets the 18 hour California Law & Ethics pre-licensing requirements that include training in California-specific laws as well as ethical principles. This course will introduce mental health professionals to ethical and legal requirements contained in the Statutes And Regulations Relating To The Practice Of Marriage And Family Therapy, Educational Psychology, and Clinical Social Work and Professional Clinical Counselors as well as to many common ethical dilemmas and professional issues that they may encounter. This course provides a comprehensive look at ethical issues which pertain to the practice of mental health counseling.
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- Discuss established ethical and legal requirements contained in the relevant statutes and ethical codes.
- Relate the issue of competence to cultural competence and List the steps in developing cultural competence.
- Define confidentiality, and discuss informed consent and limits of confidentiality.
- Discuss Laura's Law.
- Discuss California law with regard to subpoenas.
- List the legal requirements for mandated reporting of child and elder abuse.
- Define California laws with regards to minors, consent and confidentiality.
- Outline the goals of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and determine whether you are considered a "covered entity".
- Discuss the dynamics of dual relationships.
- Explain the Tarasoff and Ewing rulings related to the professional Duty to Warn
- Ethics & Boundary Issues
- Mandatory Abuse Reporting
- HIPAA Overview
- Considerations for the Provision of e-Therapy
- Boundaries in Mental Health Treatment
- Preventing Medical Errors - Best Practices for Mental Health Professionals - Revised 2013
- California Law & Ethics - 2013 edition
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