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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:
-Discuss code of ethics.
-Explain Tarasoff decision and duty to warn.
-Explain how to protect victims of violent patients while protecting confidentiality.
-Discuss manipulation in abused children.
-Discuss parents’ understanding of the juvenile dependency system.
-Explain disclosure of sexual abuse.
-Explain why a victim might experience a desire to die.
-Discuss confidentiality of electronic health records.
-Discuss release of clients' records.
-Discuss sharing of information.
-Explain ethics and confidentiality.
-Information of a patient should be released to others only with the patient's permission or allowed by law. Explain when is a patient unable to do the decisions about information sharing that should be made by the legal representative or legal guardian of the patient.
-Explain the three main sources for the cost problem in American health care.
-Explain the crucial first step for jurisdictions seeking to design and implement effective criminal justice-mental
health collaborations.
-Explain an example where the use or disclosure of medical information is explicitly permitted for certain health related marketing under the privacy Rule.
-Explain the limits the sharing of HIV test results and 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."