This course is the approved (FS 491 Board) Florida Laws and Rules initial licensure requirement for Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors in both venues (provided via live and online broadcast).

Available as a live course. Contact us for information.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised 2017

How to register: Classes are scheduled every other month and are also subject to the number of students registered.  If you are interested in this class please register.  Students may transfer or obtain refunds if a scheduled date is canceled. Determinations regarding class cancellations are made 30 days in advance.

How the online course works: The instructor will initiate a SKYPE call to students.  Students must have a microphone and speakers (laptop/PC, mic, and camera) to communicate with the instructor. Handouts are emailed prior to the class.  Participants will be notified by email in the event of a cancellation. Please make sure that email from @programservices.org is not on your spam/blocked listings. In the event of a cancellation.  A transfer is officially a new registration and is subject to the fee and refund policies. Please understand that registration must be paid to be complete.

A minimum of five registrants required for online broadcast. This course utilizes SKYPE a free download applet. Please read the full course information to answer all your questions.

Description:  A required curriculum for candidates for Florida licensure in Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, this 8-hour class presents the pertinent laws and rules to aid professional counselors in avoiding malpractice problems, adherence to licensure requirements and protection of clients' welfare. The laws and rules for behavioral health practice legislation and relevant administrative code include: F.S. 5 Part II, F.S. 491, F.A.C. 64B4. The module on behavioral health services legislation includes F.S. 394, F.S. 397. The third module includes psychotherapist - patient privilege, child and elder abuse reporting requirements as per F.S. 90.503, F.S. 415 and F.S. 39, concluding with highlights of several other state and federal laws that may be relevant.

Objectives:
Professional Practice Legislation
1.  Participants will be able to discuss F.S. 456 which establishes the regulation of the health professions through the Florida Department of Health, empowered to license and regulate health practitioners.
2.  Participants will be able to discuss F.S. 491, governing the practices of clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counselors.
3.  Participants will be able to discuss F.A.C. 64B4, which establishes the Florida Board for LCSW, LMFT and LMHC, and defines it's authority, procedures, and activities, and includes practice definitions, and requirements for licensure and supervision.
Behavioral Health Service Legislation
1.  Participants will be able to discuss F.S. 394, Part 1 that establishes, defines, and mandates state and community mental health services including relevant implications to professional practice.
2.  Participants will be able to discuss F.S. 397, which provides for substance abuse services, including procedural information about the Marchman Act.
Confidentiality and Abuse Reporting Requirements
1.  Participants will be able to discuss the psychotherapist-patient privilege as per F.S. 90.503 including specific applications to clinical practice.
2.  Participants will be able to describe the requirements for reporting child and elder abuse and other related provisions as per F.S. 415 and F.S. 39.

CE Credits: 8

Agenda:
Hour One:  Introduction and Overview, FS 456.
Hour Two:  F.S. 456 continued.
Hour Three:  F.S. 491
Hour Four:  F.A.C. 64B4
Hour Five:  F.S. 394
Hour Six:  F.S. 397
Hour Seven:  F.S. 90.503, F.S. 39
Hour Eight:  F.S. 415

CE Broker #:  20-201026

Methods: Lecture and discussion with handout material.

Content Area: Legal and regulatory

Purpose: To provide practitioners with an understanding of the laws and rules of professional practice of social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counseling  in the state of Florida

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.

Approvals:
Program Services Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Program Services Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Program Services is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. #5978
Social Work State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education- Accepts Program Services Credits- Accepts our national approvals Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Accepts other state SW boards Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia Cross-disciplinary, no specified requirements/limitations or self- submit after the fact Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico Does not approve Program Services credits Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) #86395
Florida Board of Nursing FBN #2456 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling:  BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Office of School Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Certification Board, Inc. #159A
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners #0339
Allied profession approvals can be found at https://www.programservices.org/approvals?other=true

Live Seminars

Live Online Broadcast
Your Home or Office
Download SKYPE
At your PC or Laptop, No Travel Costs Handouts emailed
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Dates/Times:
11/24/2017 : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CE Broker#:
20-201026
CE Credits:
8
Price:
$195.00