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Essentials of California Mental Health Law - 6 C.E. Hours - Book
Essentials of California Mental Health Law - 6 C.E. Hours - Book
Price: $149.00
Sale Price: $129.00
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Product Code: HS-CAMHL


DETAILS: Book with Post-Test. This six-hour home-study course features a post-test based on the book Essentials of California Mental Health Law by Stephen H. Behnke, J.D. and R. Todd Bates.

Do you already own this book? If you already own a copy of the book, you can purchase the post-test only and save $30. Simply enter the Coupon Code "
BATES" when you check-out and you'll receive a $30 discount and have the post-test emailed to you; plus, we'll deduct the shipping cost if no other items in your order require shipping.

SYNOPSIS: This book arose from Stephen Behnke's experience teaching psychiatric residents, psychology interns, and social work students. Trainees consistently mentioned how helpful it was to have laws relevant to their clinical practice explained in a way that removed the mystery and anxiety associated with lawyers, courts, and judges. This volume sets forth, in a clear, straightforward, and user-friendly manner, pertinent California legislation and court cases, covering why the law was written, what the law says, and how the law affects clinical practice.


After completing this home-study course, you'll be better able to:
1. Incorporate the current ethical and legal standards into your practice.

2. Assess when its necessary to obtain informed consent.

3. Demonstrate and maintain clear boundaries with clients.

4. Identify foreseeable and unforeseeable dual roles with clients.

5. Develop a plan to consult regularly with colleagues.

6. Document your clinical decisions.

Here are some comments taken from recent course evaluations:

I was surprised to find info new to me after practicing 25+ years. Most CE are too easy, but this was just right. -G.B., Ph.D. / Psychologist / October 2, 2013

Very useful to base course on a book as then the book serves as a future reference when questions arise. -K.N., Ph.D. / Psychologist / September 18, 2012

The book was well written, understandable and comprehensive. It’s a great ongoing resource.
-Sharon J. Reeder, Psy.D. / MFT / November 17, 2009

This book was wonderfully organized, clear, and concise. It will be an excellent resource.
-Thomas G. Arizmendi, Ph.D. / Psychologist / July 13, 2009


Stephen H. Behnke, J.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Program in the Practice of Scientific Investigation at the Harvard Medical School Division of Medical Ethics. He is on the Psychology Faculty of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and an Instructor in Psychology in the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry.

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