Date: 9/20/2019, 8:30 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth Center
Professional mental health and addictions services 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 require 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 mental health professionals in maintaining competence in this vital area, and in better managing the risks of 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 in community behavioral health services.
The course will be taught at an intermediate level, and is appropriate for currently licensed professionals. It meets and exceed the Board of Psychology’s mandated ethics and law update requirement, and the Board of Behavioral Sciences 6 hour update requirement.