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PSY5635 Ethics and the Law

Course Description

Examines legal and ethical issues to the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy and professional counseling.  Class topics include ethical and legal obligations of licensees, legal trends in mental health and family law, professional behavior, and the impact of therapist's values on practice.  Case management, referral practices, confidentiality and privilege, scope of practice, client welfare, and AAMFT, CAMFT, and LPCC specific codes of ethics are also covered.  Systemic, specific issues such as joint confidentiality, sessions with sub0systems, and separation and divorce are also considered.

Prerequisite

Co-requisite: PSY5231

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