Online Course » Ethical Boundaries and Custody Evaluations

Course Description:
Brandt Caudill, JD, LMSW, an attorney who has co-authored two books on legal/ethical issues for mental health professionals, discusses the problem of boundaries in custody evaluations, a major source of ethical complaints.
Course Objective:
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss ethical and legal issues related to custody evaluations;
  • Explain the difference between the treating therapist and an independent custody evaluator; and
  • Apply an ethical decision making process when making ethical decisions as a therapist.
Author Bio:
Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, founder and president of On Good Authority, interviews: Brandt Caudill, JD, LMSW, a Los Angeles attorney, who specializes in defending therapists in trouble. He has been an attorney since 1976 and licensed in California since 1979. He has written twenty-four articles and two books. The first, co-authored with Kenneth Pope, is entitled, California Law and Mental Health Professionals, published by the American Psychological Association, and his second book, with Larry Hedges, is Therapists at Risk, published by Aronson Press.
Credits:
1.00
Hours:
1.00
Certificates:
American Psychological Association - view details
Association of Social Work Boards - view details
California Board of Registered Nursing - view details
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) - view details
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - view details
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists - view details

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