California Laws and Ethics for Social Workers (6 hrs)

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Course Level: Intermediate

Course Audience: social workers

Course Format: This is a self-paced (non-interactive), online course. Participants are required to read the course materials and complete a post-test with a score of 75% or higher.

Course By: Alden Hori, PhD

Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Course Description:

This course reviews the key laws and regulations for mental health professionals in the state of California, and the NASW Code of Ethics.

Course Outline:

  • Privilege
  • Management issues in therapy
  • Treatment of minors
  • Clients who are a danger to self or others
  • Reporting abuse
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Forensic issues
  • NASW Code of Ethics

Learning Objectives:

  1. Delineate the HIPAA requirements and how to resolve conflicts with state laws.
  2. Gain knowledge of the legal requirements for mental health practitioners in the state of California.
  3. Gain knowledge of the ethical standards in the NASW Code of Ethics.

NOTE: The information presented in this course is for informational purposes only and is not meant to serve as ethical or legal advice. For ethical or legal advice, please contact a professional organization, state licensing board, or attorney.

Course Completion Requirements: All course materials are included in your AATBS student account. Attendees must read the course material and complete the accompanying test with a score of 75% or higher. Customers may retest if they score below 75%.

Evaluation: The course evaluation is also accessible in your student account. After completing the course, you will need to complete the course evaluation.

How certificate is issued: When all requirements for the course have been successfully completed, customers will be able to access and print a personal CE certificate in their student account.

This course is not available for NBCC credit.

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The Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences, provider #1085, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AATBS maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 06/19/2021 – 06/19/2024.

Social workers completing this course receive 6 ethics continuing education credits.

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CE FormatOnline, Text-Based