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Ethics: Confidentiality Of Mental Health Information; Ethical, Legal, & Policy Issues from the Surgeon Generals Report

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Credit Value: 2
Exam Questions: 12
Passing Grade: 9 correct
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Course Description:
This course is based on a comprehensive report on Mental Health published by the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States. This course provides therapists and healthcare professional with a review of current information on ethical issues about confidentiality; values underlying confidentiality, research on confidentiality and mental health treatment and the current state of confidentiality law. This course is designed for both clinicians and administrators who work in both private and public, and urban and rural areas.

Psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists can benefit from this course. This course may also be helpful for other practitioners, such as midwives and dieticians and nutritionists who also need continuing education in the area of ethics and who need to practice the principle of confidentiality.  Most states that require continuing education courses for licensed professionals require ethcis courses. This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to learn about ethics, confidentiality and legal issues. 

This course may meet your license renewal requirements for ethics and legal issues.

Author:  The Surgeon General’s Office of the United States

Objectives:  This course will provide a professional with information regarding confidentiality in mental health. This course covers ethics and legal issues in mental health.  Specifically, a professional will:

  • indentify important exceptions to confidentiality in mental health.
  • identify specific laws and legal provisions regarding confidentiality that apply nationwide.
  • recognize the values that underlie the therapeutic principle of confidentiality.
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