California Law and Ethics 12

CA Law and Ethics 12 Hours

Total Hours: 12 CE

No Book to Buy - Online Text Based Course

Unlimited Test Retakes

Sponsor Approval: This course is accepted by the CA BBS for continuing education credit. We do not offer university credit.

Course delivery method and format: self-paced online training.

Course Requirements:

1. Course Reading,

2. Online PostTest

3. Course Evaluation.

After successfully completing the Course Reading, PostTest and Evaluation a certificate of completion will be issued online.

Course Level: Intermediate

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide mental health professionals in California with a comprehensive understanding of the legal and ethical principles that govern their practice. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, and interactive discussions, participants will explore the laws and ethical standards specific to California, with a focus on practical applications within the mental health field. Topics covered will include confidentiality, informed consent, mandated reporting, scope of practice, professional boundaries, cultural competence, and the legal responsibilities associated with working with diverse populations. Participants will also examine case law, ethical codes, and regulatory guidelines to develop critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making strategies.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the legal and ethical framework governing mental health practice in California.
  2. Identify and analyze key legal concepts, including confidentiality, duty to warn, and scope of practice, as they apply to mental health professionals.
  3. Explore the ethical principles and guidelines outlined in the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Code of Ethics and other relevant professional codes.
  4. Discuss the importance of informed consent and the elements required for a valid consent process in mental health treatment.
  5. Recognize situations that require mandated reporting of child abuse, elder abuse, and other forms of harm, in accordance with California law.