course »Law and Ethics in Social Work and Mental Health Practice

Date: 6/30/2017, 9:00 am—4:30 pm
County: Solano County
CEUs: 6
Location: Fairfield
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
Professional social work/mental health ethics codes, case law and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most MHPS have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes. As a result, licensing boards have been requiring regular updates for practicing professionals (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the BBS), and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory organizations, assist social work/mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the risks of social work/mental health practice. It will do so by providing a review of key ethical and legal concepts, and delineating recent ethical, regulatory and other legal changes that affect professional practice. The course will be taught at an intermediate level, and is appropriate for currently licensed professionals.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Participants will be able to identify duty to warn situations- Tarasoff Standards.
  • Participants will be able to describe the need for and develop social media policies.
  • Participants will be able to describe two of the recent HIPPA- updates, with a particular focus on the circumstances that require notification of breaches of confidentiality.
  • Attendees will be able to describe the current status of SB 172, the sexual orientation change efforts prohibitions regarding minors.