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Professional Law and Ethics

1.  Use of the words psychotherapy or psychotherapist in advertising by a licensee is not a violation of law.
A) True
B) False
2.  Counselors accept employment only for positions for which they are qualified by education, training and supervised experience.
A) True
B) False
3.  Legally, minors under age 12 are considered essentially unable to make their own choices.
A) True
B) False
4.  Therapists should keep all clients regardless of the therapist training and experience.
A) True
B) False
5.  Informed consent and confidentiality are important anchors to the principle of autonomy.
A) True
B) False
6.  When a therapist acquires knowledge or a reasonable suspicion that a child is being abused he or she must make a telephone report within 48 hours.
A) True
B) False
7.  A report of child abuse is not required when a therapist learns of the abuse in a setting outside his or her professional capacity.
A) True
B) False
8.  Mandated reporters are legally required to tell involved individuals that a report is about to be made.
A) True
B) False
9.  Mandated reporters have immunity from criminal and civil liability for reporting as required.
A) True
B) False
10.  The Child Abuse Reporting Law takes precedence over laws governing the psychotherapist patient privilege.
A) True
B) False
11.  When children report to anyone they are being or have been sexually abused there is a high probability they are telling the truth.
A) True
B) False
12.  An elder is a person who is age 70 years or older.
A) True
B) False
13.  Reports of known or reasonably suspected elder or dependent adult abuse must be filed by telephone immediately or as soon as practically possible.
A) True
B) False
14.  Any person legally required to report elder or dependent adult abuse who knowingly fails to report can be found guilty of a misdemeanor.
A) True
B) False
15.  The failure to keep records consistent with sound clinical judgment is considered unprofessional conduct.
A) True
B) False
16.  The holder of the privilege has the right to read all information in his or her file with the exception of your personal notes which belong solely to you.
A) True
B) False
17.  For both counselors and supervisors any dual relationship is problematic if it increases the potential for exploitation.
A) True
B) False
18.  Therapists are aware of their influential position with respect to patients and they avoid exploiting the trust and dependency of such persons.
A) True
B) False
19.  When offering online counseling services the therapist should use encrypted web sites and email communications to help ensure confidentiality.
A) True
B) False
20.  Regardless of your behavior a patient may decide to sue you for malpractice.
A) True
B) False
21.  Counselors terminate a counseling relationship when it becomes reasonably apparent that the client no longer needs assistance.
A) True
B) False
22.  Therapists do not need written informed consent from clients before videotaping, audio recording or permitting third party observation.
A) True
B) False
23.  All health professionals who send information via electronic transmission are considered Covered Entities and all HIPAA rules apply to them.
A) True
B) False
24.  Using a FAX machine is not considered to be the same as using electronic transmission.
A) True
B) False
25.  Psychotherapy notes specifically may not include medication prescriptions and monitoring.
A) True
B) False
26.  The minimum penalty for Engaging in Sexual Contact with a Client or Former Client is revocation, denial of license or registration.
A) True
B) False
27.  Therapists do not withhold patient records or information solely because the therapist has not been paid for prior therapy services.
A) True
B) False
28.  Therapists seek appropriate professional assistance for their personal problems or conflicts that impair work performance or clinical judgment.
A) True
B) False
29.  Therapists can offer or accept payment for referrals.
A) True
B) False
30.  A licensee shall display his or her license in a conspicuous place in their primary place of practice.
A) True
B) False
31.  When a client reveals a previous or ongoing sexual relationship with a former therapist you have no legal obligation to give the client a brochure explaining their rights.
A) True
B) False
32.  Psychotherapists can be held liable, civilly and criminally, for engaging in sexual relations with their clients.
A) True
B) False
33.  Therapists who act in a manner that goes beyond their level of experience may find themselves in legal trouble.
A) True
B) False
34.  Therapists can use their professional relationships with patients to further their own interests.
A) True
B) False