Professional Ethics and Family Law

School of Professional Psychology and Health MCPC 5111 3.00

This course covers professional orientation, ethics, and law in counseling, including California law. It examines professional ethics for marriage and family therapists and professional clinical counselors, professional ethical standards and legal considerations, licensing law and process, regulatory laws that delilneate the profession's scope of practice, counselor-client privilege, confidentiality, the client dangerous to self or others, treatment of minors with without parental consent. Also discussed will be the relationship between the practitioner's sense of self and human values, functions and relationships with other human service providers, strategies for collaboration, and advocacy processes needed to address institutional and social barriers that impede access. CMH student

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