A thorough understanding of current laws and ethical standards pertaining to psychotherapy is critical for mental health professionals. This text presents 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.
Author: Gerry Grossman, M.A., LMFT
Target Audience: Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced; California LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, and LEPs.
Please note - the text for this course is extensive, so it may take up to a minute or more to download if you have a slow internet connection.
The text contains over 300 pages, so we recommend purchasing the printed book rather than printing it yourself.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Assess and manage legal responsibilities pertaining to both mandated and permitted exceptions.
Assess and manage ethical responsibilities including dual relationships, establishing and maintaining clinical boundaries, managing countertransference, and engaging the client in the informed consent process.
Maintain a standard of care to protect against charges of criminal, civil, and ethical wrongdoing.
Describe how to consult to better uphold legal and ethical responsibilities.
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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 6 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: Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 2N-08-123-0518 for 6 CEH's. 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 6 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, as it highlights California law.
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)
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