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Triad California Law & Ethics Study Group
Triad California Law & Ethics Study Group
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Practice Question

Your client is moving to another city in California and wants to continue counseling with you via the Internet. You are legally and ethically:

Select one:

a. required to obtain a signed written consent form before any Internet sessions are scheduled.

b. required to provide the client with information about the possible limitations of this type of counseling. 

c. allowed to provide services over the Internet only because you will be continuing an existing professional relationship.

d. allowed to provide services over the Internet only if you’ve completed an approved CE course on distance counseling.

The answer and rationale will be posted in the comments on Monday. Leave your answer below in the comment section too!


Conflicts between Laws and Ethics...What do we do?

What do we do when we are following ethical guidelines but it conflicts or even violates a law or regulation? During these times, it is important to make known your commitment to the Code of Ethics, and take necessary steps to resolve the conflict, however this does not mean that you should violate a law or regulation. As an ethical professional, you should handle conflicts by:

  1. Making every effort to ensure that ethical standards are upheld to the greatest extent possible.
  2. Working toward ensuring that laws and regulations are consistent with ethical requirements.

If a resolution that is consistent with the Code of Ethics is impossible, you should seek consultation before making a final decision.



What is your learning style?

Your preferred learning style is the way in which you learn best. The three main styles for learning are:

Visual Learners tend to learn information by seeing, whether through reading or watching

Audio Learners benefit from listening—hearing the information and processing it accordingly

Tactile (Kinesthetic) Learners acquire knowledge best through manipulation such as doing, touching, hands-on, and writing techniques

This isn’t to say that your learning style is the only way in which you learn, but it more than likely includes the best methods for you to retain information most of the time. For example, I am a visual learner. I learn best when I am reading and taking notes, creating flash cards, and seeing the information in front of me. However, a great supplement to my main form of studying is to listen to a podcast or audio tapes on the subject as well.

Take this short, 5 minute assessment below to determine your learning style. Knowing how you learn best will give you more options and ideas to use. Let us know your learning style in the comment section!


Practice Question

A clinician wants to record her therapy sessions so that she can monitor and evaluate her work. To be consistent with ethical requirements, the clinician must ______________

Select one:

a. tell clients that she will be recording their sessions.

b. tell clients that she will be recording their sessions only if she plans to have other professionals review the recordings as part of her evaluation process.

c. tell clients that she wants to record their sessions and offer to give them copies of the recordings when they terminate therapy.

d. tell clients that she wants to record their sessions and get their informed consent before doing so.

Leave your answer choice in the comments. The answer and rationale will be posted on Monday.