Ethics and Boundary Issues: Confidentiality
This course presents a brief discussion of ethical challenges for mental health professionals in the area of confidentiality. The study guide presents the limitations and responsibilities of the right to privacy of mental health and substance abuse patients. Approved for Florida LCSW, LMFT and LMHC.
Note: The content may meet requirements in other states as well please check our approvals page and your state board. Resources provided are for all fifty states.
Available as a live course for contracted groups. Contact us for information.
Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE
Description: This course presents a brief discussion of the ethical challenges for mental health professionals in the area of confidentiality. The study guide presents the limitations and responsibilities of the right to privacy of mental health and substance abuse patients. Federal legislation (HIPPA and CFR 42Part Two) is also presented. Excellent ethics course for any mental health professional in U.S. and Canada.
CE Credits: 3
CE Broker #: 20-64025
Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.
Content Area: Ethics, Confidentiality, Legal and regulatory, Professional orientation/readiness, Risk management.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to acquaint practitioners with a refresher on ethics in the area of patient rights to privacy and confidentiality.
Target Audience: Social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals who may work with these populations.
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