Specific legal duties are imposed on mental health professionals regarding the reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. In this interview, Helene Snyder, JD, discusses these requirements and explains how these laws override confidentiality, so that mandated reporters must report incidents of suspected child abuse to designated authorities. She also discusses proper record keeping procedures. A course addendum provides references to federal and state statutes throughout the US. Updated to provide current and required reporting statues for Texas Professional Counselors.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses.
This CE course is designated as intermediate.
Course Content Category: Ethics
This course meets the requirement for the risk management discount for the American Professional Agency.
You can access the audio to these interviews via your computer's MP3 player and/or read the text of the interviews.