Course: EPC 671MF. Law, Ethics, and Professional Issues in Family Therapy (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. This course provides training in laws, ethical decision making, professional identity, professional advocacy, mandated reporting, and licensing requirements that relate to marriage and family therapists and counselors in California. Emphasis will be placed on differing ethical practices across contexts, including recovery-oriented public mental health, as well as ethical issues related to working with and advocating for diverse clients and collaborating with other professionals. The ethics codes of current professional organizations, including American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the American Counseling Association (ACA) will be contrasted and compared.