Thu, Sep 14|
Law and Ethics (3-hour) for Those who Support System Involved Youth
This is a new requirement for BBS Registration Renewals annually as of January 2023. This course with Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW meets the qualifications for 3 CE hours of required training for CA BBS Registered or Licensed Professionals.
Time & Location
Sep 14, 2023, 9:15 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
About the Event
Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW
There are numerous legal and ethical issues specific to working with system involved youth in community-based organizations and school settings including privacy, consent to treatment, mandatory reporting and dual relationships. Through case vignettes, discussions and lecture, participants will explore the intricacies of these issues.
1. Participants will be able to explain when and who can consent for minor’s mental health treatment.
2. Participants will be able to explain how to maintain client privacy while using technology in efforts to support system involved youth and identify two reasons connecting with system involved youth on social media could have a negative impact on their outcomes.
3. Participants will be able to explain when they are required to make mandatory reports, who to contact when making at least two types of mandatory reports, and at least two ways to make mandatory reports.
9:15-9:30am- Overview of Course and Introductions
9:30-10:30am- Consent for treatment
- Minor consent
- Parental/Caretaker consent
- In cases of divorce
- Ethical use of technology while maintaining privacy
- Privacy – Communication
- Privacy – Electronic Interventions
11:00-11:15am- BREAK (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
11:15am-12:00pm- Mandatory Reporting
- Child abuse
- Elder abuse
- Sexual Activity
- Duty to Warn
- The Patriot Act
- Teacher/School Staff
12:00-12:30pm- Dual Relationships
- Ethical Standards
- Protecting Clients
- Determining What is Appropriate and What is Not
- Regarding Social Media
Meet Our Trainer
Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for more than thirty years. She has taught courses in clinical supervision, law and ethics, diagnoses, childhood psychopathology, vicarious traumatization, trauma informed care and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies. She provides consultation and supervision to individuals and agencies and maintains a private practice.
This course meets the qualifications for (3) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.