California Law and Ethics

Resources & References

An Online Course:
California Law and Ethics 12CE


Resources for MFTs and MFT Applicants


Confidentiality, Privilege and Limits to Confidentiality


Treatment of Minors

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Scope of Practice


Unprofessional Conduct


Sexual Conduct between Therapist and Client

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Therapy and Money


Laws Related to Inpatient Care & Patient Rights



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Scope of Competence


Professional Boundaries

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Self-Care and Self-Awareness for Clinicians


Informed Consent


Client advocacy

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Gifts in Therapy


Unethical Conduct of Colleagues

  • Clay, R. A. (2011). When a colleague is impaired: How can you help a fellow psychologist in distress? APA Monitor on Psychology, Vol 42, No. 6.
  • DesRoches CM, Rao SR, Fromson JA, Birnbaum RJ, Iezzoni L, Vogeli C, Campbell EG. Physicians’ Perceptions, Preparedness for Reporting, and Experiences Related to Impaired and Incompetent Colleagues. JAMA.2010;304(2):187–193. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.921
  • Huprich, S. K. and Rudd, M. D. (2004), A national survey of trainee impairment in clinical, counseling, and school psychology doctoral programs and internships. J. Clin. Psychol., 60: 43–52. doi:10.1002/jclp.10233
  • O’Connor, M.F. (2017). Intervening With an Impaired Colleague



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