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Law and Ethics: Avoiding Unprofessional Conduct – 6 CEU Hours

Law and Ethics: Avoiding Unprofessional Conduct – 6 CEU Hours

CEU Love is approved as a California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA) for the Board of Behavioral Sciences’ licensees in compliance with the California Code of Regulations Title 16 §1887 et seq.; Provider #136347.

This approval covers the following mental health licensees in California:

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), and Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP)

*This approval also covers mental health professionals in certain other states. Please check with your state licensing organization to make sure that this course meets their criteria.*

Course Description:

The focus of this course is to educate and refresh mental health professionals on the subject of law and ethics as it relates to unprofessional conduct. In addition to reviewing basic knowledge about legal and ethical issues, the participant will also learn what is unprofessional conduct, the consequences of engaging in unprofessional conduct, and how to avoid compromising situations. The main goal of this course is to help equip mental health professionals with a better understanding on how to prevent ethically compromising situations, how to make wise decisions, and manage countertransference issues.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the difference between legal and ethical issues for mental health professionals.
  2. Develop a better understanding of decision-making and contextual variables.
  3. Define what unprofessional conduct is and risk factors for being vulnerable to engaging in it.
  4. Understand risky situations and consequences of engaging in unprofessional conduct.
  5. Recognize the importance of self-care, countertransference, and issues around trauma and how they can impact ethical decision-making.

Course Platform: Online Course

Course Instructor:

Jacey Coy, PsyD, LMFT

Course Instructor Bio:

Dr. Jacey Coy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and holds a Doctorate of Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He also has a Masters degree in Communication Studies from Texas State University.

Dr. Coy is also a part-time professor and has taught at the university level for over 10 years. He has taught multiple courses in the fields of Psychology, Family Therapy, and Counseling. Additionally, he is the Director of an outpatient behavioral health clinic in Tucson, AZ.

Academically, Dr. Coy has published two qualitative research articles with the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and the American Journal of Family Therapy. In addition, he has presented his research and trainings at academic and professional conferences over the years.

Course Access Fee: $29.99 (1 Year Access; You can print your certificate anytime)

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  1. Pick a course that best meets your needs. Each course has a title and description, along with approval information.
  2. Purchase access to the course. When you purchase access to the course, you will also be directed to set up an account. This will allow you to return to the course at a later time and to save all of your certificates for accessing and printing anytime you would like.
  3. Read the course material and then take a quiz after you are finished to assess your learning. You can take the quiz as many times as you need to in order to pass (70% is passing!). If you don’t pass the first time, review the answers that you got incorrect and the material, and take the test again. It’s that easy! You don’t have to complete the course all at once. Come back to it whenever you want.
  4. Once you have completed the material, evaluated the course, and passed the quiz, you can instantly download your certificate, and print it if you would like. It will also be emailed to you and will be saved in your account if you need to re-download it at a later time.

This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit. 

Refund Policy:

If for any reason, you are not happy with your purchase, you are entitled to a refund as long as the request is made within 14 days following your purchase and you have not received continuing education credit. If you have already received continuing education credit for a course, we are unable to process a refund. For refunds, send an email to and we will begin the process as soon as possible. The timeframe for issuing refunds is generally between 3-5 business days.

Instructions for requesting accommodations for disability:

Participants with special needs can receive reasonable accommodations when he or she makes a request for such accommodations. If such a need arises, participants can email with the request. CEU Love will respond to such requests within 72 hours to see if we can accommodate the request.

Instructions for addressing grievances:

If you have a complaint, please send us an email at so that we can help. If you do not feel that your issue was able to be resolved please contact the appropriate approval institution relevant to you.

*Note for California BBS Licensees: Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. ■ CEU Love is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. CEU Love maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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