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Requirement to provide notice to psychotherapy clients

There was an addendum to the Business and Professions Code, beginning July 1, 2020. California law (Business and Professions Code Sections 4980.01 [MFT], 4996.14 [LPCC], 4996.15 [LCSW] This requires all mental health counselors, whether licensed or unlicensed, to provide a … Continue reading

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Adhere to ethical guidelines for supe or prelicensure relationship

Post in progress. Ethics, 2C, T52. Adhere to ethical guidelines for engaging in the supervisor/prelicensure practitioner relationship. K128. Knowledge of the ethical guidelines governing the supervisor/prelicensure practitioner relationship and responsibilities.  

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Address unethical or incompetent colleagues

Post in progress. Ethics, 2C, T51. Address unethical or incompetent conduct of colleague by taking action to promote the welfare and interests of clients. K126. Knowledge of conditions/situations that may impair the integrity or efficacy of the therapeutic process. K127. … Continue reading

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Adhere to ethical guidelines to protect welfare and dignity of research clients

Post in progress. Ethics, 2C, T50. Adhere to ethical guidelines for protecting the welfare and dignity of research participants when conducting research related to the provision of therapeutic services. K122. Knowledge of procedures to safeguard participants when conducting research projects. … Continue reading

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Adhere to ethical guidelines on accepting gifts of appreciation

Post in progress. Ethics, 2C, T49. Adhere to ethical guidelines regarding the acceptance of gifts and/or tokens of appreciation from clients. K120. Knowledge of conditions/situations that may interfere with professional judgment or have a detrimental effect on the provision of … Continue reading

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Maintain fee policies for services and protect relationship

Post in progress. Ethics, 2C, T48. Maintain fee/payment policies that are commensurate with services provided and protect the therapeutic relationship. K114. Knowledge of methods and conditions for determining fees commensurate with professional services. K115. Knowledge of prohibited business practices/forms of … Continue reading

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Implement polices and procedures for electronic media and tech

Post in progress. Ethics, 2C, T47. Implement policies/procedures that address ethical issues associated with the use of electronic media and technology in the course of providing services. K111. Knowledge of the potential for harm to the client or therapeutic relationship … Continue reading

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Clarify roles to avoid confusion of qualifications

Post in progress. Ethics, 2C, T46. Clarify roles when acting in a professional capacity other than licensed clinical social worker to avoid confusion and/or inaccurate representation of qualifications. K109. Knowledge of the ethical responsibility to clarify roles when acting in … Continue reading

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