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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-List three aspects of ethical and legal issues.
-Name three confidentiality boundaries to consider when treating self-harming clients.
-Identify three concepts regarding confidentiality in consulting colleagues.
-Describe three confidentiality issues.
-List five steps for managing confidentiality risks.
-Identify three concepts regarding confidentiality boundaries for children.
-Discuss three strategies of protecting confidentiality when legal issues arise.
-Explain a mental health professional’s responsibility in regards to confidentiality in group work. 
-Name one of the best ways to accomplish the client’s need to be educated about confidentiality, privileged communication, and privacy to ensure trust in the therapeutic relationship.
-Explain the psychologist’s role in end-of-life decisions.
-Name the nine arguments for continuous observation. 
-Explain the costs of rigidification of technique. 
-Explain ‘pseudoboundary violations’. 
-Explain undue influence. 
-Name the six elements of a sound risk management protocol to deal with boundary issues. 
-Explain the underlying motive behind gifts given to address a perceived imbalance in the professional relationship. 
-Explain important to consider before a constructive therapeutic response to client gift-giving can be identified. 

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."