Event date: 2/25/2022 Export event
Mark Wills
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Law and Ethics in Social Work/Mental Health Practice (Part 1)

NASW California

Noon-7:30 p.m.

This course:

  • provides an analysis of the legal grounds for malpractice litigation as related to the issue of standard of care and scope of practice;

  • outlines the essential components of legal proceedings such as subpoenas, depositions, issues of client confidentiality, privileged communication pertaining to the conduct of casework, individual, couple, family, and group therapy/counseling;

  • analyzes the relationship between ethics and the law and offers a framework in the management of ethical dilemmas related to relationships with clients, colleagues, and employers;

  • provides understanding of the relationship between moral values, social work values and the management of liability risk;

  • offers a brief discussion of the “Patriot Act” and its impact on patient’s right and privacy; and

  • discusses the “Tarasoff” rule involving “duty to warn” and the elaboration of this rule by courts and statute after this case was decided.

Meets 6 Hour CA BBS License Renewal Requirement for LCSW, LMFT and LEP

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