MFT, PCC, and ASW, LAW AND ETHICS EXAMINATION TRAINING IS NOW AVAILABLE!
 
If are you preparing to take the MFT (including PCC, and ASW) Law and Ethics Examination
and want…
A sense of what will be on the exam
Strategies to maximize passing the exam
Knowledge of Law and Ethics
Know how to study for the exam
Online and In Person trainings
Ongoing support
Mock exams
 
. . .  You can get all this at an economical price!
 
IN-PERSON (LIVE ZOOM) TRAININGS:
 
Our in person trainings (Live Zoom) meet 4 hours weekly for three weeks. The goal of the training is to focus on the what, why, and how of passing the MFT Law and Ethics Examination. These are systematic weekly trainings that will assist you in strategizing, studying, and relaxing into the test. We cover CAMFT, NASW, and ACA Ethical codes.
You will understand Confidentiality and Exceptions to Confidentiality, Privilege, Consent, and Professional Practice. We have practice questions and scenarios that will stimulate what you have already learned! If you join an in person training you have the support of others in the group that may be experiencing the same anxiety and anticipation as you. Don’t do this alone, come join us! This training is appropriate for Associate Marriage Family Therapists, Associate Professional Counselors, and Associate Social Workers. Trainees that are soon to become Associates are also encouraged to sign up. 
 SPECIFIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Identify what are the four allowable scenarios for disclosing confidential information 
  • Name two types of mandated child abuse reporting
  • Understand the difference between privilege and confidentiality and the steps to follow when deciding to release privileged information 
  • Identify allowable age of working with minors without parental consent and the difference for trainees vs associates
  • Define scope of practice definition for LMFT, LPCC, and LCSW
  • Name at least 3 items that should be included in an informed consent for clients
  • State when you need to disclose your agreed upon fee to clients and how it was determined 
  • Identify at least one example where you would seek consultation from a peer or supervisor
  • Identify at least one of your own values, beliefs, or attitudes that may interferfere with  the therapeutic relationship and how you would handle it
  • Identify two differences between a boundary crossing and a boundary violation
  • Site at least 4 reasons for termination and best practices for conducting termination
  • Identify advertisement rules for licensed and pre-licensed clinicians 
  • Name three important aspects for record keeping to ensure client’s confidentiality
  • Identify at least 3 ethical guidelines when working with research participants in order to protect confidentiality
  • Name 3 ethical guidelines a supervisor must follow when working with a supervisee
COURSE SCHEDULE:
  • Confidentiality and Exceptions to confidentiality

  • Understanding our mandated reporting rules

  • Understanding confidentiality for our clients

  • What is privilege

    • Knowing when and how to release information in a legal proceeding

  • Working with minors

    • Understand the complex issues that are inherent in working with minors

    • Identify when you can work with minors without parental consent

  • Consent

    • What should be in a consent form

    • Disclosure of fees

  • Consultation

    • Consulting with other professionals 

    • Holding confidentiality while consulting

  • Holding boundaries

    • Boundary crossing vs boundary violation

  • Termination

    • How to terminate in the best interest of client

    • When to terminate 

  • Advertising

    • Legal mandates

  • Record keeping

    • Holding confidentiality when holding records

    • HIPAA regulations 

  • Telehealth

    • Legal mandates

    • Ethical guidelines

  • Research 

    • Holding confidentiality when conducting research

    • Informing research participants on their rights

  • Supervision

    • Supervisee ethical guidelines

    • Supervisor ethical guidelines

WHEN:
            Next Zoom live 3 week class starts TBA
            We will meet  TBA
WHERE:  
           Zoom invite will be sent once you sign up
COST:
            $200 for 3 weeks (4hrs per week) Zoom live training
            $200 for Online training (access to material for 3 months) (Not available at this time)
 
 
Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for LFMTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences 
CEU's are available for trainings. HOPE is a CAMFT-approved continuing education provider CEPA #131566. Certificates are awarded after class ends and evaluation is completed.
HOPE Counseling is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LPCC’s, and LCSW’s. HOPE Counseling Center maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
 
Pay by credit card below or send check payable HOPE Counseling, 1528 Eureka Rd Ste 101, Roseville CA 95661.
No refund once class starts. Full refund minus $25 administrative fee if cancelling prior to 1st class.     
Please feel free to email or call if you need accommodations or have questions.
Please email for grievance policy 
Email: darlenedavis@hope-counselingcenter.org 
Phone: 916-248-2436.
ONLINE TRAININGS:
 
Our Online trainings allow you to work at your own pace! We have videos, PowerPoint, and recordings of all material used for the In-person trainings. Access to material for 3 months.
You will understand Confidentiality and Exceptions to Confidentiality, Privilege, Consent, and Professional Practice. We have practice questions and scenarios that will stimulate what you have already learned! 
Specific learning objectives:
  • Understand the legal mandates for confidentiality and exceptions to confidentiality 

  •  Identify holder of privilege and comply with legal requirements regarding the disclosure of privileged information 

  • Identify rules and guidelines when working with minors 

  • Knowledge of laws that define scope of practice and scope of competency 

  • Recognize dual relationships that may harm client and/or the therapeutic relationship 

  • Follow laws pertaining to informed consent, fee, disclosures 

  • Evaluate when consultation is needed and how to protect client’s information 

  • Explore therapist’s values, beliefs, and attitudes to prevent interference with the therapeutic relationship 

  • Understand boundary crossings vs boundary violations 

  • Recognize and attend to crisis issues while minimizing impact on the therapeutic relationship 

  • Recognize reasons for termination while offering consistent care if applicable 

  • Learn new advertisement rules for licensed and pre-licensed clinicians 

  • Understand laws for record keeping 

  • Knowledge of ethical guidelines and mandates when engaging in telehealth services 

  • Understand ethical guidelines when working with research participant

  • Access rules and guidelines within the supervisor/supervisee relationship 

   COST:
            $250 for 3 weeks (4hrs per week) In person training
            $200 for Online training (access to material for 3 months)
            $250 for 12hr 2 day Intensive In person training
 
 
 
CEU's are available for trainings. HOPE is a CAMFT-approved continuing education provider CEPA #131566.
 
Pay by credit card below or send check payable HOPE Counseling, 1528 Eureka Rd Ste 101, Roseville CA 95661.
No refund once class starts. Full refund minus $25 administrative fee if cancelling prior to 1st class.     
Please feel free to email or call if you need accommodations or have questions.
Please email for grievance policy 
Email: darlenedavis@hope-counselingcenter.org 
Phone: 916-248-2436.
       Sign up and receive $50 off! Use discount coupon:      
IWILLPASS (discount does not include 2 day intensive)
    
Here's what some participants said ...
​"The training was outstanding! Darlene Davis provided a breadth of knowledge in an interactive format that allowed for group critical thinking and sharing. What a blessing for all of us 'guinea pigs' preparing for the new Law and Ethics exam."
"With the changes to the upcoming testing procedure have come uncertainties. Prior to this class, I experienced anxiety regarding these unknowns. Upon completing the class; however, I feel secure in what I know and have gained insight into the intricacies of the law and ethics that are essential to our profession. Thank you so very much for your knowledge and time!!"
"This is a wonderful training. A great opportunity for learning in an intimate environment."

FACILITATED BY:
Darlene Davis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She is the Executive Director for HOPE Counseling Center where she supervises trainees and associates. She has been teaching masters level students in counseling for over 16 years and loves guiding clinicians through legal and ethical issues they may experience. She is known as “the one to go to” in the Sacramento area for Law and Ethics information and wrote for the monthly “Legal Beagle” newsletter for the Sacramento Valley Chapter of CAMFT. She has served on the CAMFT Ethics Committee. She is an Expert Consultant for the Board of Behavioral Sciences. She also has a successful private practice where she serves individuals, couples, and families in living the life they desire. 

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