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Florida Mental Health Laws and Rules

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Florida Mental Health Laws and Rules

Florida Mental Health Laws and Rules Course From


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By: Leo Christie, PhD

Florida Mental Health Laws and Rulesis a new 3-hour online


continuing education (CE/CEU) course approved to meet the
requirements of a Florida Laws and Rules course as a license renewal
requirement for Florida-licensed clinical social workers, marriage and
family therapists, and mental health counselors.

Florida Mental Health Laws and Rules

It is required every third biennium after initial licensure. Content


of this course will include excerpts from the relevant Florida
statutes and Administrative Code regulating the practice of social
work, marriage and family therapy and mental health counseling,
along with interpretive commentary and case examples.

Included are Chapter 491 of the Florida Statutes the practice


act for these named professionals, Chapter 64B4 of the Florida
Administrative Code establishing the Board of Clinical Social
Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling,
and selected sections from Chapters 39, 394, and 456 of the
Florida Statutes.

Florida Mental Health Laws and Rules

Emphasis is on those issues most important for practicing mental


health clinicians in delivering ethical, legal, and competent
professional services while attending to prudent risk
management practices.

The goal of this course is to make life easier for clinicians by


presenting a brief summary of the relevant laws and rules of
practice in the State of Florida, leading to an ever-increasing
awareness of and conscious compliance with the particulars of
those bodies of legislation.

Florida Mental Health Laws and Rules

Course Directions:

This online course provides instant access to the course materials


(PDF download) and CE test. Successful completion of the online CE
test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation
are required to earn a certificate of completion. You can print the test
(download test from My Courses tab of your account) and mark your
answers on it while reading the course document. Then submit online
when ready to receive credit. Email any questions to
admin@pdresources.org were here to help!

Florida Mental Health Laws and Rules

About the Author:

Leo Christie, PhD, LMFT, is a Florida-licensed Marriage and Family


Therapist with a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from
Florida State University. Past President of the Florida Council on
Family Relations, Dr. Christie is currently CEO of Professional
Development Resources, a Florida nonprofit corporation whose
mission is to deliver continuing education credit courses to
healthcare professionals throughout the United States. He has more
than 20 years experience in private practice with a specialty in child
behavior disorders and as an instructor for over 500 live continuing
education seminars for healthcare professionals.

Florida Mental Health Laws and Rules

CE Information:

Professional Development Resourcesis approved by the


American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing
education for psychologists; by the National Board of Certified
Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work
Boards (ASWB #1046, ACE Program); and the Florida Board of
Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health
Counseling (#BAP346) and is CE Broker compliant (courses are
reported within one week of completion).

Source:Florida Mental Health Laws and Rules