A thorough understanding of current laws and ethical standards pertaining to psychotherapy is critical for therapists. This course integrates video and text-based components to present comprehensive and up-to-date information specific to recently enacted legislation as it pertains to mental health professionals in California. It also includes an overview of issues such as privilege and confidentiality, danger to self or others, treatment of minors, mandated responsibilities, telehealth, health insurance and private practice, and other legal issues related to mental health practice. Recent changes in the law are highlighted.
The text contains over 250 pages, so we recommend purchasing the printed book rather than printing it yourself.
Principal Faculty and Credentials:
Gerry Grossman, MA, LMFT
American Counseling Association (2005). ACA Code of Ethics. Alexandria, VA: Author.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. (2011). CAMFT Code of Ethics. San Diego, CA: CAMFT
Workers, N. A. (2008). NASW Code of Ethics (Guide to the Everyday Professional Conduct of Social Workers). Washington, DC: NASW.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Recognize legal and ethical responsibilities.
Understand how to carry out legal and ethical responsibilities.
Maintain a standard of care to protect against charges of criminal, civil, and ethical wrongdoing.
Know when and how to properly consult to better uphold legal and ethical responsibilities.
Presented by Gerry Grossman, MA, LMFT
Gerry Grossman has successfully trained thousands of MFT and LCSW candidates for their BBS licensing exams since 1985. His teaching style is clear, incisive, humorous and empathic. As a trained hypnotherapist, he has assisted many people with test anxiety. In private practice, Gerry specializes in working with young children and their families. He has conducted therapeutic enrichment groups for 32 years in which he brings in his guitar, art supplies and puppets to help four and five year old children identify and express their feelings.
Cost: $134.55 This price includes your $9.00 discount for ordering online and your 10% intern discount but not any applicable taxes or shipping.
This course is not approved for credit from the NBCC.
Save more by studying online! If you don't buy any printed material, you don't pay any tax or shipping charges.
Gerry Grossman Seminars is approved to offer Continuing Education courses for these licensing organizations.
Some of our courses may not be applicable to your organization.
It is your responsibility to determine which of our courses will satisfy your license renewal requirements.
Participants must complete all course materials and pass all quizzes to receive their certificates of completion. Participants may print their certificates themselves or purchase certificates from Gerry Grossman Seminars.
CAMFT CEPA #133709. Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Gerry Grossman Seminars is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Gerry Grossman Seminars maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
CCAPP (CE Provider #2N-08-123-0518 - check website for specific course material applicability)
California Registered Nurses (CE Provider #CEP14499 - check website for specific course material applicability)
California Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians - the Board accepts our Board of Nursing-approved courses. Check website for specific course material applicability
NAADAC: This course has been approved by Gerry Grossman Seminars, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12 hours of continuing education. NAADAC Provider #97926, Gerry Grossman Seminars is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
NBCC: Gerry Grossman Seminars has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6363. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Gerry Grossman Seminars is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course is not approved for credit from the NBCC.
Texas MFTs (CE Provider #CS742 - check website for specific course material applicability)
Texas Social Workers (CE Provider #CS7402 - check website for specific course material applicability)
Washington MFTs, Counselors and Social Workers (check website for specific course material applicability)
ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate what your needs are at the time of registration. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification.