Not Too Boring 3 Hour Laws and Rules of the Board Review

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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 may save you from a lawsuit.

This lawsuit-avoidance course is required every third renewal period and contains all relevant statutory and rule updates. (3 CEU hours)

Reviews

“Best law and rules training I have taken.”  ~Margaret Haynes, Leon, FL

"The course was very informative and well written. When I had questions about the materials the authors were immediately responsive and encouraging. I am a seasoned therapist and have found the mandatory courses to be repetitive, but this course was relevant and updated with information that was applicable to my practice."     ~Mary Griffiths, LMHC, Seminole, FL

“I believe the course was extremely informative with a tremendous amount of information. My favorite part was the way things were broken down so simplistic it was easy to learn and understand.” ~Nathalie Viau, RCSWI, FL

" I really enjoyed this. I think the board should make us take it each renewal as there have been so many changes recently especially with COVID."  ~Amanda Frye, LCSW, Polk Co, FL

Course Description

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 may save you from a lawsuit.

This lawsuit-avoidance course is required every third renewal period and contains all relevant statutory and rule updates. (3 CEU hours)

Reviews

“Best law and rules training I have taken.”  ~Margaret Haynes, Leon, FL

"The course was very informative and well written. When I had questions about the materials the authors were immediately responsive and encouraging. I am a seasoned therapist and have found the mandatory courses to be repetitive, but this course was relevant and updated with information that was applicable to my practice."     ~Mary Griffiths, LMHC, Seminole, FL

“I believe the course was extremely informative with a tremendous amount of information. My favorite part was the way things were broken down so simplistic it was easy to learn and understand.” ~Nathalie Viau, RCSWI, FL

" I really enjoyed this. I think the board should make us take it each renewal as there have been so many changes recently especially with COVID."  ~Amanda Frye, LCSW, Polk Co, FL

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Be able to discuss the psychotherapist-patient privilege as per F.S. 90.503, including specific applications to clinical practice.
  • Be able to discuss F.S. 456 that establishes the regulation of the health professions through the Florida Department of Health, which is empowered to license and regulate health practitioners.
  • Be familiar with updates to Ch 456, including the Firearm Owner’s Privacy Act and allowances for military and diverse populations as well as exceptions to confidentiality for HIV reporting.
  • Be able to describe the requirements for reporting child and elder abuse and other related provisions as per F.S. 415 and F.S. 39.
  • Be able to discuss F.S. 491, governing the practices of clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counselors.
  • Be able to discuss F.A.C. 64B4, which establishes the Florida Board for LCSW, LMFT, and LMHC and defines its authority, procedures, and activities and includes practice definitions and requirements for licensure, supervision, and specific specialties such as sex therapy, hypnotherapy, sex offender risk assessment, and treatment.
  • Be able to access all changes and updates to Rule 64B4 that have occurred in the past three bienniums.
  • Be knowledgeable of the rules governing the profession and the range of consequences for violating those rules.
  • Review and be familiar with applicable updates to CEU requirements, public comment, attendance at Board meetings, supervision requirements, sex therapy, hypnotherapy, and sex offender treatment.

Student Reviews

“From what I've experienced over 17 years of trainings, nobody does it better. They add a human element of which far too many academics lose sight. Moreover, their customer service is exemplary--very personal--they called me on a weekend from out of country!”


~ Margot Aspen, LMHC, Broward County, AZ


“I seek out courses with these presenters because of quality of their legal and clinical expertise and the presentation content is concise and contains practical examples.”


~ William Aycrigg, LCSW, Pasco County, FL


“This Laws and Rules Course engaged me more and helped me absorb more information than most I have taken. Well written, easy to understand, with many links to more detail.”


~ Sheri Levens, LMHC, Hillsborough County, FL


“A fantastic course - made as painless as possible. The quiz had some funny stuff in there - made it enjoyable Also the updates on the laws were great - things change!”


~ Paula Bailey, LMFT, Hillsborough County, FL


“Do not change this program. It works well for those of us that have been around awhile. Thank you.”


~ Diane Vchulek, LMHC, Escambia County, FL


“Always a great refresher, and the covid updates were helpful.”


~ Piper Stannard Vanderlee, LCSW, Pinellas County, FL


“Great stuff!”


~ Steven Brenner, Palm Beach County, FL


“Exceptional course, well written with a blend of expertise, experience, and how and why some of the laws and rules have changed. I was aware of some of the changes, but not all of them, and I was surprised by many of those changes. If I had not have taken this course, those important changes would have passed me by, and I would have been acting in ignorance.”


~ Sandra Marjon, PhD. Licensed Florida mental health counselor, Lee County, FL


“The course was very informative and well written. When I had questions about the materials the authors were immediately responsive and encouraging. I am a seasoned therapist and have found the mandatory courses to be repetitive, but this course was relevant and updated with information that was applicable to my practice.”


~ Mary Griffis, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Seminole County, FL


“I am loving the new website and love the updates to this 3 Hour Laws and Rules course!”


~ Joseph Bolduc, Miami Dade County, MA


“I believe the course was extremely informative with a tremendous amount of information. My favorite part was the way things were broken down so simplistic it was easy to learn and understand.”


~ Nathalie Viau, FL


“This was a very effective course and extremely TIMELY. Legal jargon is often difficult for lay people. This was presented with that in mind. As counselors, we MUST know these laws and the way with which this course is set up made this less tedious.”


~ Marcia Lao, FL


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