Florida Laws and Rules for Social Worker and Mental Health Professionals

$15.00 | CE Hours:3.00 | Beginning

This course is approved for Laws and Rules credit by The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

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CEU Course Description

The State of Florida recognizes that emotional health is just as important as physical health. As members of the public seek counseling, clinical services, psychotherapy, or other psychological services to address their mental health needs, the legislature is in place to provide for their health, safety, and welfare. The State of Florida recognizes that those practicing clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counseling must be qualified to practice their profession so as not to present a danger to public health, safety, and welfare. Therefore, the legislature was set forth to assist the public in making informed choices for mental health services, establish minimum qualifications for entering and maintaining one's professional active status, and encourage professional cooperation amongst mental health professionals. Those practicing or desiring to practice in the State of Florida must be knowledgeable of the laws and rules that regulate their profession. 

Author: Kimberly H. Fortin, LCSW-R

References/Contributions by:

  1. Association of Social Work Boards https://www.aswb.org/
  2. Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards https://amftrb.org/
  3. Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/
  4. National Board for Certified Counselors https://www.nbcc.org/

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the Florida law and rules for social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors licensure. 
  2. Identify behaviors that would lead to disciplinary action. 
  3. Recognize the constraints and allowances regarding confidentiality and privileged communications

CE Outline with Main Points

  1. Introduction
  2. Board
  3. Licensure Requirements
  4. Discipline 
  5. Sexual Misconduct
  6. Violations and Penalties
  7. Exemptions
  8. Confidentiality and Privileged Communications
  9. Records
  10. Display of License
  11. Using the Title of Social Worker
  12. Professional Counselors Licensure Compact
  13. Establishment of Compact Counseling Commission
  14. Professional Counselors Licensure Compact: Public Records and Meetings Exemptions
  15. Conclusion
  16. References
  17. Appendix A: Glossary of Terms
  18. Appendix B: Health Professions and Occupations: Grounds for Discipline, Penalties, and Exemptions
  19. Appendix C: Resources 

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2023 - 01/03/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 3.00 'Ethics' continuing education credits.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 11/22/2022

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