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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain what will you do when you contact the chair person of the the selection committee to make your suggestion. In the course of consulting with you, a colleague tells you that her client, Sharon S, has just received a Citizen’s award for work in the community. You believe Sharon would be a good asset to your agency’s executive board.
-Explain how you would react if you see your client at the mall.
-Explain when can you reveal confidential information in order to prevent a significant threatened danger.
-Explain the first thing you should do if you notice evidence of physical abuse with a client who is underage.
-Explain what the first response of the therapist should be if a child client implies he/she has been sexually abused.
-Explain what the social worker is obligated to do if a woman admits during a counseling session that she is being abused by her boyfriend.
-Explain what you should do if a client reveals he/she is in danger from his/her partner.
-Explain the 'Duty to Warn'.
-Explain what the therapist should do if an attorney requests the record of a client and the therapist has received a verbal okay to release the record from the client.
-Explain the rules of confidentiality when a former client is deceased.
-Explain any questions that you may have about the case study presented in the section.
-Name the two exceptions to disclosing confidential information without the consent of the individual that the NASW, AAMFT, APA, and NBCC Code of Ethics, Privacy and Confidentiality Sections, all address.
-Name what two factors appear to be in conflict in the article 'Protecting the Privacy of Medical Records'.
-Name four privacy and confidentiality recommendations made by the National Coalition for Patients Rights.
-Explain what all professionals should advise clients of in the first session.
-Name the three ways we effectively abandoned the notion of confidentiality regarding health care.
-Explain the limits the sharing of HIV test results.
-Name six instances that will trigger the release of HIV test results.


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."