8 Hour Laws and Rules Course – 8 CEUs

This course is required for licensure and must be completed by all registered interns, the sooner the better.  Using humor, real life examples, discussion and vignettes, participants will learn to:
  •  Handle subpoenas, depositions and privileged communications  with ease  (90.503)
  •  Prevent actions against one’s license by assimilating the mandates behind Clinical, Counseling and Psychotherapy Services, FS 491 and Rules of the 491 Board, 64B4 FAC
  • Zero-in on the relevant Regulations of Professional and Occupational Laws, FS 456
  • Understand how to seek involuntary treatment while protecting patients’ rights under the Florida Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Acts, FS 394 & 397
  • Comprehend therapists’ obligations in cases of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation and the complex procedures and intent behind these laws , FS 415 & 39

Medical Errors – 2 CEUs

This course will look at errors made in the medical field, and then errors made in the mental health field. The statistics are absolutely staggering. The number of people killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars pales in comparison to the number of people killed by preventable medical errors in this country every year. Don’t let a single one of your patients become a statistic. The Florida Board deserves credit in bringing this shocking information out of the shadows by requiring healthcare providers to be educated, aware and prepared. The information in this course can and will put you in a position to save lives.

Laws and Rules of the Board – 3 CEUs

This course is required every third renewal period and contains all relevant statutory and rule updates in Chapters 456 and 491, F.S., and Rule Title 64B4, F.A.C. Additionally, in this course, written by Matt McMillan (a former police officer, prosecutor, and county judge), and Susan McMillan, LMHC, CAP (Co-founder of Florida’s first 8 hour Laws and Rules Course), you will review the ins and outs of confidentiality, privileged communication, abuse reporting and more. In other words, when to keep quiet, and when to speak up. This course can save lives and save you from a possible lawsuit.

Domestic Violence – 2 CEUs

This course presents critical information for healthcare providers about domestic violence, written by award-winning instructors (one a former police officer, prosecutor and judge and the other a licensed mental health counselor and jury trial consultant). The audience will come away with a new-found understanding regarding the myths and realities of domestic violence and how it affects us all.

Domestic violence is so pervasive that there is one simple truth as a mental health counselor that you MUST know: You must have a thorough working knowledge of domestic violence if you intend to be a competent professional. Whether you see primarily adults, children, the elderly, singles or couples, domestic violence affects them all. And even substance abuse professionals must know about domestic violence!

Ethics and Boundaries – 3 CEUs

Learn the myriad ways our colleagues have discovered to put their practice, their license, and their wealth at risk! How to Stay Out of Trouble will give clinicians the tools they need and information they require to recognize the ethical and legal boundaries of their profession and to steer clear of situations that invite complaints to the Board and malpractice suits by the lawyers. Taught by a former County Judge and attorney and his wife, a licensed mental health counselor with over 20 years experience, and founder of the very first State-certified Batterers Intervention Program. This interactive and fun workshop will use case studies, humor, and group exercises to help you protect what you have worked hard to achieve.

HIV/AIDs for the Therapist – 3 CEUs

This is an comprehensive, interactive course taught in a relaxed atmosphere, appropriate for the healthcare provider who wishes to have a thorough understanding of the disease and its ramifications, including the emotional toll it takes on its victims and their loved ones.  The instructor helps the students to confront and examine their own biases, including the cultural taboos about sex, gender identity and relationships, which can hinder our own ability to give the best care to our patient.

Other areas covered include: History of HIV, Treatment, Immunology, Virology, Opportunistic Infections, Disease Spectrum, Healthcare Personnel, Life Cycle, Legal and Ethical Issues, Modes of Transmission, Infection Control Procedures, Clinical Management, Behavior and Attitudes Relevant to the prevention of HIV and AIDs. Also included is a discussion of Current Florida Law re: Testing, Confidentiality, Treatment of Patient, Reporting, HIV testing to pregnant women, and Partner notification.

This course also satisfied licensure requirements for the following Florida Boards:

  • Fl Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council;
  • Fl Council of Licensed Midwifery;
  • The Florida Certification Board;
  • Fl Board of Athletic Training;
  • Fl Board of Massage Therapists;
  • Fl Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel;
  • Fl Board of Nursing Home Administration;
  • Fl Board of Occupational Therapists;
  • Fl Board of Physical Therapy Practice;
  • Fl Board of Podiatric Medicine;
  • Fl Board of Respiratory Care;
  • Fl Board of Medical Physicists;
  • Fl Electrolysis Council