Sacramento Valley CAMFT

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2 - Day Law and Ethics Symposium

  • Fri, July 26, 2019
  • 9:30 AM (PDT)
  • Sat, July 27, 2019
  • 4:30 PM (PDT)
  • Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
  • 5

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PLEASE NOTE THE CHOICES:
FRIDAY ONLY LAW AND ETHICS - STANDARD -6CEs
FRIDAY ONLY LAW AND ETHICS - FOR SUPERVISORS - 6CEs
SATURDAY ONLY LAW AND ETHICS - STANDARD - 6CEs
TWO DAY LAW AND ETHICS - STANDARD - 12CEs
TWO DAY LAW AND ETHICS - FRI -SUPERVISORS SAT -STANDARD - 12CEs

ASL Interpretation by will be provided during our Standard Law and Ethics on FRIDAY and SATURDAY.

Topic: Law and Ethics Symposium
Presenter:
 Ben Caldwell, LMFT &  Michael Griffin, JD, LCSW (Law and Ethics for Supervisors)

Date:  Friday & Saturday July 26 & 27, 2019 
Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30PM
Lunch: Fajita Bar Provided Friday - 
baked penne pasta with roasted veggies Provided Saturday

Location: Rancho Cordova City Hall, 
2729 Prospect Park Drive, 
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map)

The 1 hour lunch break each day will not be included in CE Time Awarded.

Doors Open at 8:30AM
Networking starts at 8:30 AM

It is the goal of SVC-CAMFT is to ensure that we have an environment that is conducive to learning for all of our attendees so we ask that at our events\workshops not to wear scented products.  Thank you.

This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees by meeting the qualifications for 6 (for each day)  hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  The presentation focuses squarely on legal and ethical standards in a complex, modern therapy marketplace. Ethics surrounding technology and social media are specifically addressed.


Includes: Continental Breakfast, Fajita Bar (Friday), Baked Penne Pasta (Saturday) and snacks and 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.  Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapists (SVC-CAMFT) CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor Continuing Education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. SVC-CAMFT maintains the responsibility for the program and all its content.  CE Credit will be awarded after the completion of the course via email in exchange for a completed course evaluation form.

No CEs will be awarded to persons arriving late or leaving early. Partial CE credit will not be awarded. 
 

Overview: This training is meant to allow flexibility in attending one day or both days - Each day offers it's own teaming objectives so choose what is important to you!

Workshop Information:

Complies with 6 hour Law and Ethics requirements for Continuing Education required by BBS.  The two-day course complies with the BBS 12-hour course requirement to be eligible to retake the CA law and ethics exam.  This is not an exam prep class.  The Friday Law and Ethics for Supervisors complies with the 6 hour Law and Ethics requirements for Supervisor's Continuing Education required by the BBS.
Choice of 6 hours by coming to FRIDAY ONLY CLASS or SATURDAY ONLY CLASS or 12 hours by coming to BOTH DAYS. 

Day 1 Law and Ethics for Supervisors:

This workshop is intended to provide an overview of statutory and ethical standards which apply to the supervision of pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and professional clinical counselors. The course will include a review of various statutory changes which went into effect on January 1, 2019, pursuant to the passage of AB 93. We will also discuss the application of legal and ethical standards to various problems that are commonly encountered by supervisors.

Additional regulatory changes concerning the topic of supervision are anticipated in the future.  At the time of this workshop, it is not known exactly when such changes will occur.  There will be some discussion during the workshop concerning changes that are anticipated, and CAMFT will offer further information regarding this topic as it becomes available.

This workshop is six hours in length.  It satisfies the six-hour continuing education requirement for supervisors of aspiring marriage and family therapists, and professional clinical counselors.  For individuals who plan to supervise associate clinical social workers, the workshop provides six of the fifteen required hours of continuing education in supervision.  The workshop may also be used to fulfill a portion of the requirements for becoming a CAMFT certified supervisor, if that is your intent.

There will also be some discussion of selected legal and ethical issues that are relevant to supervision of pre-licensed therapists, such as: Scope of competency, scope of practice, standard of care, advertising and employment-related issues.

The specific content that is discussed, and the amount of time that is allotted to a particular issue may vary, depending on the needs of attendees, and other factors. 

Examples of treatment scenarios, and/or complaints to licensing boards and ethics committees may be used to illustrate the issues being discussed.


Day 1 Law and Ethics (Standard):

Laws, ethics, morals, and values in psychotherapy

Doing what's right in therapy involves much more than legal compliance. It requires active consideration of what is best for your client, and why. We'll review recent legal and ethical changes in the profession, and take a more advanced look (using case examples) of what drives our decision-making with professional standards don't offer specific guidance.

Day 2 Law and Ethics (Standard):

Meaningful policies and practices

If you see paperwork as a chore, you have a great opportunity. Your policies and practices should facilitate your work, making the rest of your job easier. We'll spend the day reviewing specific policies and practices that may be ripe for updates, including:

    •  Professional will
    •  Privacy policy and HIPAA compliance
    •  Emotional Support Animal letter policy
    •  Policy on fees for non-clinical services (e.g., court testimony)
    •  New topics for informed consent
    •  Technology and social media policies
We'll discuss specific examples of these policies, and how they establish legal and ethical compliance in your practice.


Schedule Day 1:
8:30am Registration Starts
8:30am - 9:15am - Networking
9:15am - 9:30am - Announcements
9:30am - 11:00am
- Lecture
11:00am - 11:10am - Group Discussion
11:10am - 12:30pm -
Lecture
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch (provided)
1:30pm - 3:00pm - Lecture
3:00pm - 3:10pm - Group Discussion
3:10pm - 4:30pm - Lecture
4:30pm - Workshop Ends

Schedule Day 2:
8:30am Registration Starts
8:30am - 9:15am - Networking
9:15am - 9:30am - Announcements
9:30am - 11:00am - Lecture
11:00am - 11:10am - Group Discussion
11:10am - 12:30pm - Lecture
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch (provided)
1:30pm - 3:00pm - Lecture
3:00pm - 3:10pm - Group Discussion
3:10pm - 4:30pm - Lecture
4:30pm - Workshop Ends


Learning Objectives Day 1 for Law and Ethics for Supervisors:\
    1. Identify 2 or more ways to locate relevant California statutes and regulations that apply to supervision of pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and professional clinical counselors.
    2. Identify and describe 2 or more relevant ethical standards which concern advertising and required disclosures by pre-licensed therapists.
    3. Identify and describe 2 or more California statutes or regulations which concern the employment of pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and professional clinical counselors.
    4. Identify 2 or more changes to the Business and Professions Code which become effective on January 1, 2019 as the result of AB93.

Learning Objectives Day 1 for Law and Ethics (Standard):
    1. Describe at least four recent changes in California law related to psychotherapy practice
    2. Detail awareness of how their own morals and values impact their therapeutic work
    3. Describe three common ethical decision-making frameworks
    4. Integrate knowledge of two recent court cases surrounding refusals to treat 


Learning Objectives Day 2 for Law and Ethics (Standard):

    1. Develop or update their professional will.
    2. Determine whether they are a "covered entity" under HIPAA
    3. Develop or update their policy on fees for non-clinical services
    4. Develop or update their policies related to technology and social media 


Presenter Bio for Law and Ethics for Supervisors:

Michael Griffin, J.D., LCSW, is an attorney at law and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Mr. Griffin received his MSW degree from the USC School of Social Work in 1980, and obtained his LCSW in 1982.  Mr. Griffin was a member of the first graduating class at Chapman University School of Law in 1998 and acquired his law license in 2002.

 Mr. Griffin has a broad background of experience as a mental health professional. 

Over the course of his career, he has been employed as a therapist, clinical case manager, clinical supervisor to MFT Interns and Associate Clinical Social Workers, served as a program manager, and outpatient clinic director, and was the director of clinical operations for one of the largest non-profit organizations in Orange County, California.  For several years, Mr. Griffin was employed in the department of Psychiatry at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA.  During his time there, he worked as a child-family therapist, clinical supervisor, and outpatient clinic director, and was the coordinator of school-based mental health programs. Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist in Orange County, CA., and is an attorney with CAMFT, where he consults with CAMFT’s members regarding legal and ethical issues.



Presenter Bio for Law and Ethics (Standard):
Dr. Benjamin Caldwell is the author of five books, including Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, which is now on its fifth edition, and Saving Psychotherapy. He serves as adjunct faculty for California State University Northridge and The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. In his role as Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for the California Division of AAMFT, he has been directly involved in California's first-in-the-nation ban on reparative therapy for minors, and he drove the change in title from "intern" to "associate" for prelicensed MFTs and PCCs. For his advocacy work, he was awarded the AAMFT Division Contribution Award in 2013. He is a California licensed marriage and family therapist (#42723) and maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, specializing in working with couples.

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EARLY BIRD ONE DAY RATES
Early registration ends Thursday, July 18, 2019 Early registration rates:
2019 Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT: $90
2019 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT : $65
Non-Member: $100

EARLY BIRD TWO DAY DISCOUNTED RATES:
Early registration ends Thursday, July 18, 2019 Early registration rates:
2019 Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT: $160
2019 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT : $110
Non-Member: $180

ONE DAY RATES
Starting Friday, July 19, 2019 rates:
2019 Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT: $100
2019 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or : $75
Non-Member: $110

TWO DAY DISCOUNTED RATES:
Starting Friday, July 19, 2019 rates:
2019 Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT: $170
2019 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT : $120
Non-Member: $190


Registration Ends Wednesday, July 24, 2019
No Walk-in Registration unless announced.  

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Effective January 1, 2018 SVC-CAMFT event registration must be paid online except with prior approval.  Registration dates and fees may vary and are subject to change without notice.  Event discounts prices and discount periods may or may not be offered.  Event registration is deemed complete during the registration period in which registration payment is received.  Incomplete or unpaid registration will be cancelled and removed at the end of each registration period. 

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