Fri, Jan 13|
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 provided by Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, meets the qualifications for (3.0) BBS CE Hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Time & Location
Jan 13, 1:30 PM – 4:45 PM PST
About the Event
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.
1:30 – 1:45pm Overview of Course and Introductions
1:45 – 2:45pm Consent for treatment
· Minor consent
· Parental/Caretaker consent
· In cases of divorce
2:45 – 3:15pm Privacy Issues
· Ethical use of technology while maintaining privacy
· Privacy – Communication
· Privacy – Electronic Interventions
3:15 – 3:30pm BREAK (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
3:30 – 4:15pm Mandatory Reporting
· Child abuse
· Elder abuse
· Sexual Activity
· Duty to Warn
· The Patriot Act
· Teacher/School Staff
4:15 – 4:45pm 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 over thirty years. She has taught courses in DSM-5, clinical supervision, law and ethics, childhood psychopathology, time management, boundaries, vicarious traumatization and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies. She has a private psychotherapy practice and is also the Chair of the Humanitarian Committee for the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.
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.