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Florida Laws and Rules

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Intermediate

This course does not qualify for NBCC credit

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
4.7 out of 5.0, Based on: 8,963 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) 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

  • 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.

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

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