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Kentucky Social Work Code of Ethical Conduct

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Section 1: 201 KAR 23:080 Definitions - Name three definitions of a "client".
-Section 2: 201 KAR 23:080 Client Relationships - Name three concepts regarding confidentiality boundaries related to very young children.
-Section 3: 201 KAR 23:080 Responsibility to Clients - Explain the five stages of the Atkinson's Minority Culture Identity Development Model.
-Section 4: 201 KAR 23:080 Informed Consent - Explain three concepts related to the client’s informed consent.
-Section 5: 201 KAR 23:080 Professional Integrity - Explain when substance use disorders occur.
-Section 6: 201 KAR 23:080 Responsibility to Students and Supervisees - Name four values that constitute the philosophical bases of the therapeutic relationship that present boundary challenges.
-Section 7: 201 KAR 23:080 Advertising - Explain two reasons that a statement shall be deemed false, fraudulent, midleading or deceptive.
-Section 8: 201 KAR 23:080 Payment for Services - Name three criteria that must be met for a social worker to take legal measures to collect a fee.
-Section 9: 201 KAR 23:080 Confidentiality - Clients need to be educated about confidentiality, privileged communication, and privacy to ensure trust in the therapeutic relationship. Explain one of the best ways to accomplish this.
-Section 10: 201 KAR 23:080 Client Records - In regard to the HIPAA confidentiality standards, explain what should Mental Health Professionals be especially familiar with.
-Section 11: 201 KAR 23:080 Dual Relationships - Name the six elements of a sound risk management protocol to deal with boundary issues.
-Section 12: 201 KAR 23:080 Referral and Termination - Name four possible reactions your client may have when a referral to another professional or agency is suggested.
-Section 13: 201 KAR 23:080 Research - Name three criteria that must be included in the client's consent to research.
-Section 14: 201 KAR 23:080 Duty to Report - Name three phases of healing for the survivor of abuse.


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