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Good Faith Estimate

Prognosis, Treatment Planning, & the Good Faith Estimate: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Mental Health Professionals

1 CE in law and ethics

Plus: 4 downloadable forms

Did you routinely give your clients a prognosis? Are you familiar with the No Surprise Act, which now requires mental health professionals to provide clients with a detailed Good Faith Estimate of the total costs of treatment before the first session? Learn about the latest legal requirements and the practical challenges they pose for mental health professionals. Course includes 4 downloadable forms to help you meet these new legal obligations.

Instructor: Dr. Diane Gehart, Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling Programs at California State University, Northridge. She has authored numerous titles including Mindfulness for Chocolate Lovers: A Lighthearted Way to Stress Less and Savor More Each Day, Mindfulness and Acceptance in Couple and Family Therapy, Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy, and Theory and Treatment Planning in Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Course Goal: By the end of this program, participants will be able to describe the legal and ethical requirements related to prognosis and the Good Faith Estimate.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Participants will be able to identify at least 2 ethical mandates related to prognosis and billing
  2. Participants will be able to identify at least 2 key elements required in the Good Faith Estimate
  3. Participants will learn about the 3 legal requirements for providing a Good Faith Estimate to clients.

CE Approval: This course has been approved for 1 hour of law and ethics continuing education by the NBCC and CAMFT.

Therapy that Works Institute programs are offered for NBCC credit (NBCC ACEP No. 7125). 

This course is approved by the Therapy that Works Institute, a California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)-approved continuing education provider (Provider #1000141).

Course CE certificates will be awarded via email within 24 hours upon completion of all course modules, course quiz, and course evaluation. 

Accommodations/Grievances: Requestions for accommodations and/or grievances related to the course should be directed to [email protected]. These communications will be responded to within 2 working days.

Access: Participants will have access to the course for 1 year.