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Fri, Jan 05


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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.

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Law and Ethics (3-hour) for Those who Support System Involved Youth
Law and Ethics (3-hour) for Those who Support System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Jan 05, 2024, 9:15 AM – 12:30 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

Training Description

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.

Learning Objectives

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

· Out of Home Placement

10:30-11:00am  Privacy Issues

· Ethical use of technology while maintaining privacy

   o Texting

   o Email

· Privacy - Communication

· Privacy - Electronic Interventions

· Subpoenas

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

· Self-Harm

12:00-12:30pm  Dual Relationships

· Ethical Standards

· Protecting Clients

· Determining What is Appropriate and What is Not

· Regarding Social Media

12:30pm- Adjourn

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.

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