Exploring Legal, Ethical, and Professional Aspects of Clinical Practice

Credit Type

Credit Hours



Course Description

Throughout this continuing education course, participants will receive clinical practice training, including updates and changes to ethical and legal expectations and mandates. This information will be covered throughout six modules and includes quizzes, concluding with a final exam to test your understanding of the material. Mental health professionals will have an opportunity to explore complex and particularly muddy ethical and legal issues. This will assist you in using your clinical judgment and competencies when deciding on ethical and legal courses of action. This online course is useful for currently licensed professionals and will be taught as an intermediate course as it exceeds the Board of Psychology’s ethics and law requirement and the Board of Behavioral Science’s mandated six-hour ethics and law update requirement.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify updates in ethics codes and laws related to mental health clinical practice

2. Describe HIPAA requirements and updates

3. Demonstrate professional approaches to navigating ethical-legal dilemmas in professional mental health practice

4. Engage participants in discussions and resources related to ethical practice while considering cultural competency and diversity

Course Introduction

Developed By

Dr. Jenna WilsonJenna Wilson, PhD, LMFT, CCTP - Dr. Jenna Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT Approved-Supervisor, Florida Qualified Supervisor, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She earned her Masters and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Wilson is also a Professor in Higher Education teaching over 50 different courses, academic and clinical, across three graduate universities. She is published and has presented her research on hope nationally and internationally.
Price: $159.00