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Ethics And Boundary Issues - 2019

Author: Heidi Dalzell, PhD and Teresa Crowe, PhD
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Course Created: 2019

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

This free intermediate-level course provides information on ethics and professional boundaries for mental health professionals.  Updated to reflect the most current professional codes of ethics (NASW, APA, NBCC, ACA and AMHCA), the course explores common ethical dilemmas. Special attention is paid to boundary violations and topics including informed consent, confidentiality, mandated reporting, and HIPAA. Case studies through out the learning materials highlight key learning points.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the limits of confidentiality.
  • Describe the concept of a mandated reporter.
  • Define the concept of informed consent.
  • Discuss the dynamics of dual relationships.

Course Syllabus

INTRODUCTION
ETHICS VS LAW
           How do ethical problems occur?
CONFIDENTIALITY
CONFIDENTIALITY AND MINORS (AGE OF CONSENT)
MANDATED REPORTING
           Mandated Reporting and Confidentiality
DEFINING CHILD ABUSE
           Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Signs and Symptoms
ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT: SIGNS AN SYMPTOMS
HIPAA
            Access to the Patient Record
            Notice of Privacy Practices
PUBLIC REPRESENTATION (ADVERTISING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES)
DUTY TO PROTECT (TARASOFF & EWING)
ACHIEVING AND MAINTAINING COMPETENCE
CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN PROVIDING SERVICES
INFORMED CONSENT
MULTIPLE OR NON-SEXUAL DUAL RELATIONSHIPS
GIVING AND RECEIVING GIFTS
BARTERING IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS WITH FORMER CLIENTS
UNINTENTIONAL DUAL RELATIONSHIPS
FRIENDSHIPS WITH FORMER CLIENTS
PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH CLIENTS
ONLINE “RELATIONSHIPS”
CLIENT ROLE IN MULTIPLE RELATIONSHIPS
THERAPIST CONSEQUENCES OF BOUNDARY VIOLATIONS
SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH CLIENTS
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