California Laws and Ethics for Social Workers (6 hrs)

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Course Level: Intermediate

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.

This course is not available for NBCC credit.

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CE FormatOnline, Text-Based