course »Law and Ethics for Registered Clinicians and Licensed Clinicians

Date: 3/10/2023, 9:00 am—12:00 pm
County: -Training Offerings
CEUs: 3 & 6
Sponsor: Lincoln Families
Phone: 510-273-4700
This course provides early career clinicians, as well as those applying for MFT, LCSW, and LPCC licensure, everything needed to develop a broad understanding of the laws and ethics associated with clinical practice. Tips and interactive engagement enable optimal learning, application and retention of the information. This offers 28 articles that cover all areas of legal and ethical issues associated with clinical practice. Provides information on confidentiality, privilege and consent, limits to confidentiality and mandated reporting; legal standards for professional practice (sexual conduct, scope of practice, unprofessional conduct, fees, third-party payors, advertising, referral fees); professional competence and the prevention of harm (scope of competence, consultation, clinician’s self-care, referrals, values and beliefs of clinician, conflicts of interest, boundary management); therapeutic relationship (informed consent, concurrent psychotherapy, therapeutic issues, evaluation of risk factors, impacts of legal and ethical obligations on psychotherapy, issues of diversity, client autonomy, advocacy with third-party payors, discontinuation or termination of treatment); and business practices and policies (advertising, maintaining clinical records, clarification of roles, electronics and telehealth, payment policies, gifts in therapy, research, unethical or unprofessional conduct of colleagues, supervision). Additional resources for the clinician are provided at the end of the course.
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