Total CE Credit Hours: 7.5
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102742
This course was updated 14 days ago. If you're about to take the exam, you may benefit from reviewing the exam questions listed below before starting on the actual exam.
About the Course:
This course is based on the book by the same name. This course provides mental health clinicians with practical guidance, strategies, solutions, as well as up-to-date information, covering vital ethical and legal topics in a practical and easily accessible format. Topics covered in this course include: risk management, contracts, HIPAA, privileged communication, licensing complaints, supervision pitfalls, rights of minors, and use of technology.
This course is based on the book, Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians: Best Practices for Avoiding Litigation, Complaints and Malpractice created by Susan J. Lewis, Ph.D., J.D. in 2016.
Publication Date:PESI Publishing, First Edition 2016
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for all mental health professionals who are seeking additional knowledge about vital legal and ethical issues affecting the provision of mental health services, as well as information about strategies for best practices for avoiding litigation, complaints, and malpractice. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe and discuss the legal and ethical issues in the practice of providing mental health services.
- Describe and discuss risk management strategies and best practices for avoiding litigation, complaints, and malpractice.
- Describe and discuss fiduciary contracts, HIPAA guidelines, working with attorneys, and mental health in the courtroom.
- Describe and discuss informed consent and privileged communication.
- Describe and discuss other legal and ethical issues impacting the practice of providing mental health services, including licensing complaints, technology, confidentiality, supervision issues, and balancing the rights of minors and their parents.
All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of Addiction Counselor CE.
If you're already a member, please sign in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.
Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?
Yes, most likely. Look Up Your State Board for more detailed information. Logged-in site members will see the relevant approval information displayed in the Approvals tab for every course.
Do you have accommodations for my disability (ADA)?
If you are having trouble using Addiction Counselor CE, please contact us! We would be happy to accommodate your needs right away, and your input will help us make Addiction Counselor CE more accessible for future users too.
How do I enroll in this course?
Use the Enroll In This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready to take an exam.
What do I have to do to complete the course?
To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.
How do I access the materials?
Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Materials tab above for more info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the exam.
How do I get my certificate?
Your certificate(s) will be available to download or email immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.
Can I contact you for more help?
Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on Addiction Counselor CE to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help. Unlike most of our competitors, Addiction Counselor CE has live US-based support reps to help you by email, chat, or phone.