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Florida Mental Health Laws and Rules – New CE Course from PDResources

By: Leo Christie, PhD

Florida Mental Health Laws and RulesFlorida Mental Health Laws and Rules is 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.

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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.

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.

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 – we’re here to help!

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.

CE Information:

Professional Development Resources is 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

 

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Tennessee Marriage and Family Therapists CE Requirements and License Renewals

Marriage and family therapists licensed in the state of Tennessee have a license renewal on the birth month every two years with continuing education due December 31st prior to the license renewal year.

Ten (10) continuing education hours are required in order to renew a license. Out of the ten hours, five (5) hours are allowed from home study if APA approved, and three (3) hours of ethics are required at each renewal.

Continuing education assures the highest possible standards for the marriage and family therapy profession. All licensees are required to complete continuing education as a condition of licensing.

Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC Provider #5590); and by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Continuing Education Requirements

Marriage and family therapists licensed in the state of Tennessee have a license renew due every two years on the birth month. Continuing education is due December 31st prior to the year of license renewal.

Ten (10) continuing education hours are required in order to renew a license. Out of the ten hours, five (5) hours are allowed from home study if APA approved, and three (3) hours of ethics are required at each renewal.

 

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South Carolina Counselors/MFTs License Renewal Requirements

South Carolina-licensed Counselors and MFTs license renewal deadline: August 31, 2011.

South Carolina-licensed Counselors and MFTs license renewal deadline: August 31, 2011.

South Carolina-licensed Counselors and MFTs are required to complete 40 hours of continuing education during each two-year licensure period. Licenses must be renewed by August 31, 2011.

  • 25 hours must be “formal” and involve face-to-face instruction.
  • The remaining 15 hours may be “informal.”

Professional Development Resources is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and by the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists (Provider #193) to offer home study continuing education for NCCs (Provider #5590).

South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

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Posted by on July 14, 2011 in General

 

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