Online Course » Ethics: Confidentiality

Course Description:
Frederic Reamer, PhD, discusses ethical guidelines pertaining to privacy and confidentiality and recommends specific actions for therapists to take to protect clients from disclosure and therapists from potential licensing board complaints or malpractice lawsuits. Dr. Reamer also offers clinicians a series of steps to take when they face an ethical dilemma where it is unclear what the standard of care is in that particular circumstance. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 player.
Course Objective:
Upon completing this program, you should be able to:
  • Discuss ethical principles as they apply to mental health practice; and
  • Identify steps for making ethical decisions regarding patient confidentiality.
Author Bio:
Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, founder and president of On Good Authority, interviews: Frederic Reamer, PhD, a professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. Dr. Reamer has conducted extensive research on professional ethics and has been involved in several national research projects sponsored by the Hastings Center, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Haas Foundation. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on the subject of professional ethics and professional malpractice and liability. He chaired the National Task Force that drafted the Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers in 1996. He is the author of many books and articles on ethics including, Social Work Values and Ethics, and AIDS and Ethics. He has authored chapters on professional ethics in the Encyclopedia of Bio-Ethics and the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics.
Credits:
2.00
Hours:
2.00
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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