Fall Semester, 2020
-- SYNCHRONOUS VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION ONLY --

COUN 231 - Seminar in Ethics and Professional
Practices of Counseling
(3)


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Violet & Daisy Dog -- 10-09-2020

 THE DETAILS: Syllabus ONLY - Fall 2020 (Published: 07-20-2020; Revised: 08-18-2020) 
 THE DATES: Calendar ONLY - Fall 2020 (Published: 07-20-2020) 
 THE BARE BONES: Mini Calendar - Fall 2020 (Published: 07-20-2020) 
Talking Points Memos (preparing for class discussion)
WEEK 1 -- There is no "Talking Points Memo" for discussion on August 20, 2020. Hey, we just met!
Web presentation from Dan's Lecture on Laws and Ethics 
WEEK 2 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 1 (for discussion on August 27, 2020)
Web presentation from Dan's Comments on Scope of Practice 
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 1  
WEEK 3 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 2 (for discussion on September 3, 2020)
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 2  
WEEK 4 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 3 (for discussion on September 10, 2020) 
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 3  
WEEK 5 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 4 (for discussion on September 17, 2020)  
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 4  
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on Telehealth  
WEEK 6 -- EXAM 1 TONIGHT! (September 24, 2020)
Lucky you: HERE is a REVISED study guide! (posted 09-20-2020) 
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WEEK 7 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 5 (for discussion on October 1, 2020)
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 5  
WEEK 8 -  TPM - WR&G Chapter 6 (for discussion on October 8, 2020)
Lots of discussion on child abuse assessment and reporting.
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 6  
WEEK 9 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 7 (for discussion on October 15, 2020)
Lots more discussion on child abuse assessment and reporting.
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 7  
Web presentation of Dan's lecture on the child abuse reporting law 
PDF: Child Abuse Reporting Form PC11166 
PDF: One Time Automated Report 
PDF: Caregiver Authorization Affidavit 
PDF: Telephone numbers of CPS centers for all 58 California Counties 
PDF: Rules for minors presenting for counseling/therapy 
PDF: Who can consent for treatment of minors 
PDF: Current Procedural Codes (CPT Codes) used by MFTs and PPCs 
PDF: CMS 1500 Billing Form 
WEEK 10 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 10.(for discussion on October 22, 2020)
Lots of discussion on Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting as well as Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Assessment and Reporting. Busiest day of the semester.
PDF presentation of Dan's Lecture on TPM - WR&G Chapter 10 
CAMFT: CPS reporting guide on "Sex and Minors" 
Dan's famous Merv-the-Perv poster 
Web presentation of Dan's assortment of Business Card Winners and Losers 
Assembly Bill 1775 on reporting child pornography in CANRA 
Department of "Consumer Affairs on reporting oral and anal sex for those under 18" 
Gerry Grossman's Chart: Reporting Guidelines for Long-Term Care Facilities 
Because you asked: CAMFT - Practice of Telehealth Across State Lines 
Dan's beloved "Exceptions to Confidentiality" chart 
WEEK 11 -- EXAM 2 TONIGHT! (October 29, 2020) Lucky you: HERE is the REVISED study guide! (posted 07-20-2020; revised 10-23-2020) 
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WEEK 12 --  TPM - WR&G Chapter 11.(for discussion on November 5, 2020)
Lots of discussion on marriage and divorce. Will also cover Chapter 13 but there is NO TPM for WR&G Chapter 13. We will also begin talking about COUN 239, and also how to work with the Licensing Board (BBS), and the procedures for securing your MFT and/or PCC license.
WEEK 13 -- We will be talking more about COUN 239, and also how to work with the Licensing Board (BBS), and the procedures for securing your MFT and/or PCC license.
WEEK 14 -- WEBINAR with CAMFT attorney Cathy Atkins in San Diego; wrap things up, chat about the final exam etc., etc.
WEEK 15 -- HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. No class on November 26, 2020.
WEEK 16 -- FINAL DAY OF CLASS - December 3, 2020. Continue with MFT/PCC essentials, COUN 238 hours; wrap things up, chat about the final exam etc., etc.
WEEK 17 -- Thursday December 10, 2020 and Friday, December 11, 2020 are "Consultation Days." I will be available to answer questions and do advising on most of those days. ALSO, I will post your FINAL EXAM at 12:00 NOON on Friday, December 11, 2020. Go to the Gradebook Page, log in, and follow the links.
WEEK 18 -- FINAL EXAM is on Thursday, December 17, 2020; We'll do something on that day.
LAWS, CODES and other important DOWNLOADS
 "CAMFT Code of Ethics - Part I: The Standards" (current version). 
 "Statutes and Regulations Relating to the Practice of: Professional Clinical Counseling, Marriage And Family Therapy, Educational Psychology, and Clinical Social Work." Revised January, 2020. Don't accidentally start your printer; this document is a monster.
  Therapy Never Includes Sexual Behavior, 2019 (colorful version) and (printer-friendly version). This document must be with you in hard copy form when you practice . . . it's the law!
 La Terapia Nunca Incluye Conductas Sexuales, 2019 (colorful version, Spanish)
 AB 1449; California MFT Name Change Bill, 1998
Information and/or links for onliine counseling
The Practice of Internet Counseling; National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. 
Commentary on Confidentiality
Confidentiality and its Exceptions (Including the US Patriot Act) by Bonnie Benitez, Attorney formerly with CAMFT) 
Exceptions to Confidentiality for Mental Health Care Providers in California (2020) by H. Dan Smith 
Links to some of Dan's MFT Practice Forms (MSWord and .pdf)  
Initial visit assessment form  (MSWord)  (pdf)
Form for narrative summary of first visit  (MSWord)  (pdf)
Form for narrative summary of second and subsequent visits  (MSWord)  (pdf)
Child Abuse Assessment, Prevention and Reporting.
 Child Abuse Reporting Form and Instructions. Nice .pdf form to complete on your computer, or print and complete by hand.
Actually, here is a better form that can be edited and saved, in MSWord format.
Information related to Elder Abuse and Mandatory Reporting
 Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting Form and Instructions. Nice .pdf form to complete on your computer, or print and complete by hand.
Tarasoff case, the players . . .
Some Thoughts on the Counseling Process.
 Syllabus Check Sheet: Evaluate your instructor's syllabus.

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