The laws and regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder records were written out of great concern about the potential use of substance use disorder information against individuals, causing individuals with substance use disorders not to seek needed treatment.
A risk-managed approach to documentation is a best practice to protect both the client and the professional.
This course will explore 42 CFR part 2, HIPAA, and documentation of substance abuse therapy.
This course will award 1 continuing education hour. Please see the board approval box for course approval information.
Author: Leesa M. Robertson, M.Ed., CAP, LMHC, and Sarah Reinhart, LCSW
Ms. Robertson, M.Ed., CAP, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. She is credentialed in alcohol and other drug counseling.
Ms. Reinhart, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida.
Relevance and Target Audience: This course was designed for master's level counselors, therapists, social workers, and substance abuse counselors who work with clients with substance abuse issues to help them navigate how to make ethical decisions and protect client records to avoid negative consequences from the inappropriate release of records.
Content level: Intermediate
Course Format: This course is offered as a self-paced distance learning format (reading-based online activity)
System Requirements: This course is offered online. Internet connection required.
Course Completion Information: To earn continuing education credit, professionals must register and pay the fee for the course. They must read the content and demonstrate understanding by earning a minimum score of 70 percent on testing materials. The certificate of completion will be able to be downloaded after the above is completed. Refunds will be granted upon request with the withdrawal of credit for the course.
For questions, concerns or to request special accommodations, please call 866-863-4225 or email ContactUs@BaysideCEU.com.
CEBroker Course ID: 20-782024
CEBroker Provider Number: 50-204
CEBroker Course ID: 20-972340
CEBroker Provider Number: 50-32249
TO BEGIN THIS COURSE:
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Upon successful completion of this course the learner will be able to:
- Explain why making ethical decisions has become even more critical today to professional survival.
- List four core values for keeping one’s practice ethically healthy.
- Describe five types of unethical mental health professionals.
- Utilize a step-by-step strategy in making ethical decisions.
- Discuss personal and situational influences on how to make decisions.
- List two steps to improve ethical decisions made under behavioral emergency and crisis conditions.
- Discuss five appropriate steps for addressing unethical acts by a supervisee or a colleague.
- Ethics in Social Work introduction
- Ethical Principle Foundations for Best Practices
- Recognizing Unethical Professionals
- Risk Awareness
- Risk Management
- Practicing Vigilant Ethics
- Risky Situations
- NASW Code of Ethics Discussion
- CSWA Code of Ethics Discussion
- Ethical Decision Making
- Decision-making Strategy
- Ethical Decision-Making Under Behavioral Emergency and Crisis Conditions
- Clients at Special Risk for Crises
- Preparing for Crises in Advance
- Crises in the Therapist’s Life
- Colleague Supervision and Peer Monitoring
Bayside Continuing Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6098. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Bayside Continuing Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
NAADAC Provider #81892. BaysideCEU is responsible for all aspects of programming.
Florida Board of Clinical SW, MFT and MHC, #726
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, And Marriage and Family Therapist Board
South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners