MFT Ethics in California

$10.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Beginning


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CE Course Description

In all behavioral health professions, the overwhelming expectation is that professionals must protect the well-being of their clients, and they must maintain ethical standards in order to do so.  Important ethical considerations for marriage and family therapists include boundary crossings and boundary violations, multiple roles and dual relationships, informed consent, confidentiality, and professional competence.

CE Course Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the marriage & family therapy core values, ethical standards, and core competencies.
  2. Examine criteria of informed consent and how to present risks and benefits of services.
  3. Identify how to protect privacy and confidentiality and what are compelling professional reasons to disclose client information
  4. Recognize the boundaries of individual therapists competencies and practicing with integrity .
  5. Examine the multi-dimensions of cultural competence

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References / Contributions by:

  1. AAMFT. (2015). Code of Ethics. Retrieved January 2022.
  2. CAMFT. (2020). Sample Telehealth Consent Form. Retrieved January 2022.
  3. NLASW, Ethical Compass. (September 2018) #3. Retrieved January 2022.

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CE Outline with Main Points

  1. Introduction
  2. The Process of Pursuing Ethical Standards
  3. Boundary Crossing Versus Boundary Violation
  4. Multiple Relationships
  5. Informed Consent
  6. Confidentiality
  7. Confidentiality with Minor Clients
  8. Professional Competence & Integrity
  9. Professional Misconduct
  10. Professional Evaluation
  11. Professional Boundaries in Supervision
  12. Research and Publication Standards
  13. Professional Services and Technology
  14. Financial Arrangements
  15. Advertising
  16. Cultural Competence
  17. Conclusion
  18. References
  19. Appendix A: Telehealth and Consent Form
  20. Appendix B: An Overview of the AAMFT Ethics Complaint Process
  21. Appendix C: Marriage and Family Therapy Core Competencies

ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 01/01/2022

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