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Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFTs) in California need to take the state's MFT Law and Ethics Exam in their first year of registration. This study guide is designed to efficiently prepare you for the California MFT Law & Ethics Exam.
The 2021 guide includes key changes to state law, including changes in the rules for child abuse reporting. It is fully updated to the new CAMFT Code of Ethics. It features a total of more than 100 practice questions with rationales, including a full-length (75-question) practice test. 20 of those practice questions are new to this edition. For the first time, this guide includes includes subscale scoring on the mock exam, so you can see specific areas of strength and weakness, and focus your continued studying accordingly. It also includes information on coronavirus-related changes in exam policy and administration.
This guide is focused squarely on the information you need to know for the test. It includes test-taking tips and strategies. And the study guide section addresses each and every one of the 121 areas of knowledge the BBS uses when developing the exam itself. The study guide follows the same structure as the exam plan, so you can see which areas are most emphasized on the exam itself.
By using this book, you can go into your exam confident and well-prepared.
You've got this.
About the test
Legal, ethical, or both?
Before the test: Preparation strategies
During the test: Test-taking skills
After the test: Celebrating and planning next steps
The new CAMFT ethics code
Impacts of COVID-19
2021 changes in California law
Law: Confidentiality, privilege, and consent
Treatment of minors
Law: Limits of confidentiality
Exceptions to confidentiality: Child abuse
Exceptions to confidentiality: Elder and dependent adult abuse
Exceptions to confidentiality: Danger to self or others
Other exceptions to confidentiality
Exceptions to privilege
Law: Standards for professional practice
Scope of practice
Unprofessional conduct laws
Payment for referrals
Ethics: Competence and preventing harm
Scope of competence
Ethics: Therapeutic relationship
Consultation and collaboration
Working with multiple clients
Best interests of the client
Diversity and non-discrimination
Termination and referrals
Ethics: Business practices and policies
Other professional roles
Setting and collecting fees
Services paid for by a third party
Unethical or incompetent colleagues
Answers and rationales
Full-length practice exam
Answers and rationales
Appendix: BBS exam plan with Index