California Laws & Ethics for LPCC (12 hrs - Req'd if failed CA L/E exam)

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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.

Content By: Gerry Grossman MA, LMFT and Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences

Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

[This course meets requirements for candidates who fail the California LPCC Law and Ethics Exam]

Course description: This course examines the many nuances of California law and regulation and puts them in digestible, easy-to-apply language. 

Topics covered include:

  • Scope of Practice
  • Licensing Requirements
  • Unprofessional Conduct
  • Informed Consent
  • Confidentiality and Privilege
  • Working with Minors (including detailed information on child abuse reporting)
  • Working with Elders and Dependent Adults
  • Advertising
  • Technology
  • Advocacy

This course also reviews recent changes in law and regulations regarding records retention, child abuse reporting, advertising, disciplinary actions, and more.

In addition, this course includes the text of the ACA and NBCC Code of Ethics, and provides a clear and concise discussion of these ethical principles. Topics that are addressed within this course target issues related to multiple and sexual relationships, access to records, storing records, payment for services and resolving ethical violations.

Learning objectives:

  1. Define and delineate the scope of practice for professional counselors
  2. Summarize the licensing requirements for professional counselors
  3. Summarize the actions that constitute unprofessional conduct for professional counselors
  4. Define the requirements for informed consent and issues related to disclosure
  5. Evaluate the principles underlying confidentiality and privilege and distinguish between them
  6. Evaluate key laws related to the treatment of minors
  7. Evaluate key laws related to the treatment of elder and dependent adults
  8. Evaluate the legal requirements for advertising services
  9. Evaluate the legal requirements for telehealth
  10. Gain knowledge of the key ethical principles in the ACA and NBCC Code of Ethics

This course is not available for NBCC credit.

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CE FormatOnline, Text-Based