Continuing Education

Announcement

TDC is an approved CE provider through the ASWB's ACE (Approved Continuing Education) program. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) also accepts continuing education credits given through ACE-approved courses (http://www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/ce_approval.html).

12 Hour Law & Ethics Course

This combo package includes 12 hours of law and ethics and fulfills the California BBS coursework required for those who do not pass the Law and Ethics exam.  We have confirmed with an Assistant Executive Officer at the BBS that any combination of 12 Law & Ethics units offered through an approved provider (see above) meets the requirement and can provide email confirmation of this if needed.

Included in this package are two courses: Law & Ethics: Minimizing Legal-Ethical Risk in Psychotherapy (9 hours) and Law & Ethics: Managing Your Practice Under California Law (3 hours).

You must include both certificates of completion when submitting your application to the BBS.

Law & Ethics: Minimizing Legal-Ethical Risk in Psychotherapy

This CE Course provides foundational background material on the standard of care in various areas of psychotherapy.  This is a national course appropriate for therapists practicing in all 50 states.  This course includes things like a FREE model informed consent form, guides to clinical documentation and minimizing risk in the context of potential suicide or violence, a professional will, a discussion of what to do and not do if you get into legal trouble, and a lesson on buying the right malpractice insurance.  This course provides 9 hours of CE. 

Law & Ethics: Confidentiality and Client Access to Records: for California Therapists NOT Covered by HIPAA

If you are not a “covered entity” under HIPAA, this CE Course provides a comprehensive approach to understanding and complying with CALIFORNIA's precise rules on confidentiality and client access to records for the CALIFORNIA THERAPIST.  The course includes FREE model forms, such as confidentiality agreements for couples, families, and groups.  This course provides 3 hours of CE. 

Law & Ethics: Confidentiality and Client Access to Records: A Complete HIPAA Compliance Guide for the California Therapist

This CE Course provides a complete HIPAA compliance guide for the CALIFORNIA THERAPIST (because state laws apply alongside HIPAA).  It comes with ten FREE crucial model HIPAA forms and walks you, step by step, through the process of tailoring them to your practice.  This course provides 9 hours of CE. 

Law & Ethics: Managing Your Practice Under California Law

This CE Course brings your practice into compliance with all remaining CALIFORNIA state laws and regulations not addressed in the two "Confidentiality and Client Access to Records" courses above.  It addresses topics such as advertising, consent for treatment of a minor, fees, supervision, technology, and telehealth.  This course provides 3 hours of CE. 

Structural Family Therapy: 3 hour course

This course will help mental health clinicians gain an understanding about Structural Family Therapy and how it provides a road map to assist clinicians in conceptualizing how individual problems are maintained by family interactional patterns. This course provides 3 hours of CE. 

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