29 ways to PROTECT your license -

Law and Ethics in Clinical Practice
A course fulfilling Mandatory Law and Ethics Training for MFTs and LCSWs

This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education



 You worked really hard to get your license...all those courses, the exam, all those unpaid hours. Now your task is to protect yourself!  Do not risk losing your license, or your home and possessions, by violating legal and ethical codes.

Warning! This course is a fast, efficient way to find out how to protect your license. But it may make you anxious, and make you reconsider aspects of your clinical practice. This is the "Scared Straight" of ethics courses.  (It made people so anxious that we had to change the name of the course from 29 ways to lose your license to 29 ways to PROTECT your license because everyone was freaking out...)

Scared, however, is good, because it will protect your license and livelihood.

However good it is to be Scared, it is better to take action to protect your license and livelihood.

It is our hope that taking this course will help you become a better clinician; more thoughtful , more mindful, more protective, of ourselves and our clients.

Learning Objectives

In this 6 unit course clinicians will:

Become familiar with the consequences, laws and ethics regarding

Engaging in Sexual Contact with Client / Former Client
Sexual Misconduct
Commission of an Act Punishable as a Sexually Related Crime
Impaired Ability to Function Safely Due to Mental illness, Physical Illness, Affecting Competency or Chemical Dependency
Chemical Dependency / Use of Drugs With Client While Performing Services
Intentionally / Recklessly Causing Physical or Emotional Harm to Client
Gross Negligence / Incompetence
General Unprofessional Conduct
Failure to Comply with Mandated Reporting Requirements
Conviction of a Crime Substantially Related to Duties, Qualifications, and Functions of a Licensee / Registrant
Commission of Dishonest, Corrupt, or Fraudulent Act Substantially Related to Qualifications, Duties and Functions of License.
Performing, Representing Able to Perform, Offering to Perform, Permitting Trainee or Intern to Perform Beyond Scope of License / Competence
Discipline by Another State or Governmental Agency
Securing or Attempting to Secure a License by Fraud
Misrepresentation of License / Qualifications
Violates Exam Security / Subversion of Licensing Exam
Impersonating Licensee / Allowing Impersonation
Aiding and Abetting Unlicensed / Unregistered Activity
Failure to Maintain Confidentiality
Failure to Provide Sexual Misconduct Brochure
Improper Supervision of Trainee / Intern / Associate / Supervisee
Violations of the Chapter or Regulations by Licensees or Registrants / Violations Involving Acquisition and Supervision of Required Hours of Experience
Pay, Accept, Solicit Fee for Referrals
Failure to Disclose Fees in Advance
False / Misleading / Deceptive / Improper Advertising
Failure to Keep Records Consistent with Sound Clinical Judgment


is approved by the:

CA BBS - California Board of Behavioral Science accepts our CE Provider Approvals through APA, NASW, and NBCC. Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling (BAP 753 )
NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals (#575)
NBCC - National Board for Certified Counselors - www.psychceu.com has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6055. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. www.psychceu.com is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. (ACEP #6055)
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (#1761)
The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners (#6246)

maintains responsibility for the program.



Did you know?

For the Board of Behavioral Sciences, the most common violations subject to citation and fine are:
1. Misrepresentation of the type or status of a license or registration held.
2. Misrepresentation of the completion of CE requirements.
3. Failure to complete specified CE requirements.
4. Failure to maintain patient confidentiality.
5. Providing services for which licensure is required.

Did you know?

In assessing an administrative fine, the Board is currently required to give consideration to the following factors as described under Title 16, California Code of Regulations (CCR) Section 1886.30:
• The gravity of the violation.
• The good or bad faith exhibited by the cited person.
• The history of previous violations of the same or similar nature.
• Evidence that the violation was or was not willful.
• The extent to which the cited person has cooperated with the Board’s investigation.
• The extent to which the cited person has mitigated or attempted to mitigate any damage or injury caused by the violation.
• Any other factors as justice may require.

how it works

Due to the wonders of technology, the minute you submit your order over our secure line, it is encrypted, and processed safely and securely by Authorize.net, a secure web processor. Or, if you prefer, call us toll-free 888-777-3773.

You will immediately receive confirmation of your order, your password and how to access the course material. (Please do not block e-mails from classes@psychceu.com, orders@psychceu.com and info@psychceu.com)

If you ordered an online course, you can begin to take the course immediately.

You will receive instructions, via e-mail, on how to take your test online.

Contact us or call if you need technical support.

Your test will be graded online, so the moment you have passed, you may print out your certificate of completion.

That's it! You are done!



Take the test online!
Print out your own certificate!
This course counts as a 'regular' (not self-study) course by the CA BBS!

Cost of the course is $77

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