HPB5325 Ethics and the Law
This course examines legal and ethical issues related to the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical 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 ACA specific codes of ethics are covered. Systemic, specific issues such as joint confidentiality, sessions with sub-systems, and separation and divorce, as well as basic family law are also considered.