This course introduces students to the legal, ethical, and moral issues
related to the practice of marriage and family therapy in the state of
California. Professional ethical codes and moral dilemmas are studied.
Students review statutory, regulatory, and decisional laws related to the
MFT’s scope of practice, including confidentiality, privilege, reporting
requirements, family law, and the treatment of minors. Consideration is
also given to the student practitioner’s values and behaviors, especially
in relationship to becoming an MFT.