Laws and Ethics Course > Chapter 1 - Laws and Ethics

Laws and Ethics

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW
6 CE Credits/Contact Hours
Price: $30

Board and Agency Approvals

SpeedyCeus.com, provider #1613, 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. SpeedyCeus.com maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: (12/15/20 to 12/15/21). Social Workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.

CALIFORNIA: This program meets the requirements for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for 6 hours of CE Credit

TEXAS: This course meets the criteria for acceptable continuing education as defined by the Texas State Boards of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers for 6 hours of CE Credit.

This program is approved for 6 continuing education credits/contact hours by:

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 14462
  • The National Board for Certified Counselors # 6412
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #50-14000
  • The California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators # CP40 725 H 0419
  • The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals: CCAPP-IE Provider # 1N-16-256-0822

It is the responsibility of the participant to check with their board regarding specific CE requirements.

 

CE Course Description

Laws and ethics permeate all services licensed professionals offer.  They give the consumer protection and a set of expectations in the services they receive.  They concurrently provide a road map for the professional healthcare practitioner.  This course is designed to reinforce the legal and ethical responsibilities of the professional healthcare practitioner. 

This course is an online, non-interactive, reading based, self-paced, and asynchronous course.

If you have questions about the course, require accessibility accommodations or need assistance, please email info@speedyceus.com or call (909) 628-4216.

CE Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss current laws and ethics in practicing general counseling principles.
  • Apply ethical principles in practice with an awareness of the ethics associated with your specific profession.
  • Discuss the complexities of ethical dilemmas and apply a framework for dealing with these complexities.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • Maintain self-awareness and manage transference and counter-transference issues.
  • Apply the laws and ethics regarding reporting requirements, i.e. child abuse,elderly abuse, plan to harm self or others, Tarasoff etc.
  • Discuss HIPPAA regulations and how to apply them in practice.

CE Course Outline

Target Audiences:  A Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Nurses
Content level: A Intermediate

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Need to know

  • Chapter 2: Code of Ethics
    • Preamble
    • Social Worker's Ethical Responsibilities to Clients
    • Social Worker's Ethical Responsibilities to Colleagues
    • Social Worker's Ethical Responsibilities in Practice settings
    • Social Worker's Ethical Responsibilities as Professionals
    • Social Worker's Ethical Responsibilities to the Social Work Profession
    • Social Worker's Ethical Responsibilities to the Broader Society

  • Chapter 3: National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Code of Ethics
    • Preamble

  • Chapter 4: Laws and Regulations
    • Necessity of a License
    • Application Methods
    • Hiring and Supervisions of Interns/Associates
    • Social Worker Corporations
    • Disciplinary Issues

  • Chapter 5: Applying Ethical Principles in Practice
    • An Ethical Philosophy of Practice
    • The Complexities in Managing Ethical Dilemmas
    • Having a Child Self-Awareness and Counter-transference issues
    • Consulting with Another Professional When in Doubt
    • Having Good Judgment and Using Common Sense
    • Clients Right to Informed Consent
    • Guidelines for Selecting and Defining Goals
    • Record Keeping

  • Chapter 6: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries
    • What Are Drug Cultures?
    • Understanding Why People Are Attracted to Drug Cultures
    • Online Drug Cultures
    • Drug Cultures in Assessment and Engagement
    • Finding Alternatives to Drug Cultures

  • Chapter 7: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries
    • What Are Drug Cultures?
    • Understanding Why People Are Attracted to Drug Cultures
    • Online Drug Cultures
    • Drug Cultures in Assessment and Engagement
    • Finding Alternatives to Drug Cultures

  • Chapter 8 : Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patients Records
    • Subpart A-Confidentiality
    • Subpart B- General Provisions
    • Disclosures with Patient Consent
    • Disclosures Without Patient Consent
    • Court Orders Authorizing Disclosure and Use

Course Development

Course topics are chosen based on various board requirements and professionals needs. Licensed professionals oversee, compile and develop course materials, posttest, and other course materials, determine the level of difficulty, and ensure course content is appropriate. The course developer bio is available here.

Course Updated January 2021

 
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