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    • July 10, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • September 25, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Online
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    This is our first of 4 Law and Ethics Presentations. 

    Register now for the FREE RECORDING (for SBCAMFT members!) July 10th CE (1.5 hours of CE credits) Part I Law and Ethics Presentation: Deposition Do's and Don't's.

    Kristin Roscoe, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney, Shares what to expect when a therapist is called to provide testimony at a deposition in their professional capacity.

    Topics Covered: 

    • Outline
      1. Depositions in General
        1. The attorney’s toolbox
        2. What is a deposition
        3. Role of depositions in litigation
      2. Notification Process for Depositions
        1. The Deposition Subpoena
        2. Service of the Subpoena
        3. Hiring a lawyer
        4. Obtain client direction
        5. The Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege
      3. The Deposition Itself
        1. Whether to appear
        2. Where it will occur
        3. How long it will last
        4. Getting paid to appear
        5. Who is in the room
        6. What to wear
        7. What to expect
        8. The ground rules
      4. Ethical Considerations
        1. Provide truthful testimony
        2. Remain impartial
        3. Express professional opinions
        4. Professional communications

    Learning Objectives

    • Measurable Learning Objectives

      Participants will be able to 

      1. Identify the two primary reasons why a therapist might be called to provide deposition testimony. 
      2. Analyze the information in a deposition subpoena in order to convey that information to their patient(s). 
      3. State the three individuals who may assert the psychotherapist patient privilege. 
      4. Identify the seven ground rules common to most depositions.



    Kristin Roscoe, Esq. CAMFT Attorney

    As a staff Attorney for CAMFT, Ms. Roscoe provides legal and ethical advice to CAMFT’s approximately 32,000 members on issues pertaining to the practice of marriage and family therapy in California. Additionally she creates and presents legal and ethical workshops for CAMFT members.

    Additional Notes Pertaining To Our Policy As A CE Provider:

    1) This course has been designed for a mental health professional that include LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Also, Pre-licensed and Associate members may earn hours of experience for attending the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisor.

    2) Refund/Cancelation Policy: Attendees may cancel registration and request a refund one week from the time of the event.

    3) To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at events@sbcamft.org.

    4) To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email events@sbcamft.org.

    5) Course Completion Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.

    6) As required by the California Board of Behavioral Science, this course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's.

    7) SBCAMFT provider number (57942).

    8) Santa Barbara Chapter CAMFT is Approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and content.

    9) The America with Disabilites Act (ADA accomodates attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Event is ADA compliant.

    Additional Information:

    *This webinar will be available by Zoom. If you do not already have a free Zoom account, sign up for it today. The Zoom link will be emailed in advance of the webinar. The webinar will be a mixture of lecture and also Q&A.

    For more information and online registration, click on the following link: July 10th Online CE Law and Ethics Webinar: Deposition Do's and Don'ts.

    We look forward to seeing you there! 


    Warm regards,

    Claire Blakey, MA, LMFT 

    Vice President/President Elect 

    Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT


    • September 25, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Online - Through Zoom
    Register

    This is our second of 4 Law and Ethics Presentations. 

    Register now for the FREE (for SBCAMFT members!) September 25 CE (1.5 hours of CE credits) Part II Law and Ethics Presentation:

    What are Progress Notes?

    September 25, 2020 L&E Presentation

    Michael Griffin, Esq.


    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. In 1998, Mr. Griffin was a member of the first graduating class at Chapman University School of Law and obtained his law license in 2002.

    Mr. Griffin has a broad background of experience as a mental health professional and has worked as a therapist, clinical case manager, clinical supervisor and child/adolescent outpatient clinic director, and was the Director of Clinical Operations for Western Youth Services in Orange County, California. He also served as a BBS oral examiner for LCSW candidates.

    For several years, Mr. Griffin was employed in the department of Psychiatry at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA., where 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.

    SYLLABUS

    A. Title, Date & Time

    “An Overview of Progress Notes as They Are Utilized in Documenting Mental Health Treatment Records” 

    September 25, 2020

    10:00 am – 11:30 am

    B. Instructor Information

    Michael Griffin, Esq.

    CAMFT Staff Attorney

    C.General Information/Description

    This 1.5-hour course, including Q and A, is intended to provide a brief overview of the topic of “progress notes,” as they are utilized in documenting mental health treatment records. 

    D.Educational Goals

    To help therapists understand the primary legal rules governing the provision of treatment via minor's consent. 

    E. Measurable Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

    1. Describe 3 or more specific functions/purposes for progress notes.
    2. Explain how progress notes are relevant to the requirements expressed in California Business and Professions Code, 4982. (v), which requires therapists to “keep records consistent with sound clinical judgment, the standards of the profession, and the nature of the services rendered.” 
    3. Explain how progress notes are relevant to the ethical standards concerning client/patient records, as expressed in §5.3 of the CAMFT Code of Ethics.  
    4. Explain the difference between “progress notes” and “psychotherapy notes” as they are defined by HIPAA. 

    F.Outline

    WHAT ARE PROGRESS NOTES?

    Progress notes are brief, written notes in a client’s/patient’s treatment record, which are produced by a therapist as a means of documenting various aspects of the treatment provided, including, the nature of services rendered, and the necessity and efficacy of such treatment.

    ARE THERE KEY LEGAL AND ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR DOCUMENTATION?

    The fundamental legal and ethical standards are nearly identical: 

    Business & Prof. Code, §4982. (v) 

    Unprofessional conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following: Failure to keep records consistent with sound clinical judgment, the standards of the profession, and the nature of the services being rendered.

    CAMFT CODE OF ETHICS 

    §5.3 CLIENT/PATIENT RECORDS: Marriage and family therapists create and maintain client/patient records consistent with sound clinical judgment, standards of the profession, and the nature of the services being rendered.

    WHAT ARE SOME OF THE POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF WRITING PROGRESS NOTES? 

    Progress notes may help to reflect a therapist’s sound clinical judgment in dealing with complex and challenging treatment scenarios. 

    Progress notes may be used to comment on legal or ethical issues, which arise during the course of treatment, and the therapist’s response to those issues.  

    DO PROGRESS NOTES PROVIDE A BENEFIT TO THE CLIENT? 

    Writing a progress note requires a therapist to contemplate what the client’s treatment consists of, and how it is beneficial to the client.   

    G. CE Questions (optional) Thank you!

    Additional Notes Pertaining To Our Policy As A CE Provider:

    1) This course has been designed for a mental health professional that include LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Also, Pre-licensed and Associate members may earn hours of experience for attending the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisor.

    2) Refund/Cancelation Policy: Attendees may cancel registration and request a refund one week from the time of the event.

    3) To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at events@sbcamft.org.

    4) To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email events@sbcamft.org.

    5) Course Completion Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.

    6) As required by the California Board of Behavioral Science, this course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's.

    7) SBCAMFT provider number (57942).

    8) Santa Barbara Chapter CAMFT is Approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and content.

    9) The America with Disabilites Act (ADA accomodates attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Event is ADA compliant.

    Additional Information:

    *This webinar will be available by Zoom. If you do not already have a free Zoom account, sign up for it today. The Zoom link will be emailed in advance of the webinar. The webinar will be a mixture of lecture and also Q&A.

    For more information and online registration, click on the following link: September 25 Online CE Law and Ethics Webinar: What Are Progress Notes?

    We look forward to seeing you there! 


    Warm regards,

    Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT


    • October 09, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online - Through Zoom
    Register

    This is our third of 4 Law and Ethics Presentations. 

    Register now for the FREE (for SBCAMFT members!) October 9 CE (1.5 hours of CE credits) Part III Law and Ethics Presentation:

    Minors Consent

    October 9, 2020 L&E Presentation


    Bradley J. Muldrow, Esq.

    SYLLABUS

    A. Title, Date & Time

    Critical Legal and Ethical Requirements for Providing Treatment to Minors Who Are Consenting on Their Own

    October 9, 2020

    1:30 pm– 3:00 pm

    B. Instructor Information

    Bradley J. Muldrow, Esq.

    CAMFT Staff Attorney

    Bradley Muldrow's Resume.pdf

    C.General Information/Description

    This presentation covers critical legal requirements and clinical considerations for providing treatment via minor's consent under Family Code Section 6924 and Health and Safety Code Section 124260.

    D.Educational Goals

    Help therapists to understand the primary legal rules governing the provision of treatment via minor's consent.

    E. Measurable Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    1) Understand key legal and clinical considerations for treating minors via minor's consent.

    2) Understand key issues to document when providing treatment via minor's consent.

    F.Outline

    A. Introduction

    B. Legal Considerations 

    1. Family Code Section 6924
      1. Requirements
    2. Health and Safety Code Section 124260
      1. Requirements
      2. Parent Notification Rules
      3. Supervisor Notification Rules (for Trainees)
      4. Payment Considerations
      5. Considerations for Interdisciplinary Treatment Facilities

    C. Clinical Considerations

    1. General Considerations 
    2. Records Requests from Parents and Guardians
    G. Optional CE Questions

    L and E Minors Consent CE Questions.pdf


    Additional Notes Pertaining To Our Policy As A CE Provider:

    1) This course has been designed for a mental health professional that include LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Also, Pre-licensed and Associate members may earn hours of experience for attending the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisor.

    2) Refund/Cancelation Policy: Attendees may cancel registration and request a refund one week from the time of the event.

    3) To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at events@sbcamft.org.

    4) To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email events@sbcamft.org.

    5) Course Completion Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.

    6) As required by the California Board of Behavioral Science, this course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's.

    7) SBCAMFT provider number (57942).

    8) Santa Barbara Chapter CAMFT is Approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and content.

    9) The America with Disabilites Act (ADA accomodates attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Event is ADA compliant.

    Additional Information:

    *This webinar will be available by Zoom. If you do not already have a free Zoom account, sign up for it today. The Zoom link will be emailed in advance of the webinar. The webinar will be a mixture of lecture and also Q&A.

    For more information and online registration, click on the following link: October 9 Online CE Law and Ethics Webinar: Minors Consent.

    We look forward to seeing you there! 


    Warm regards,

    Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT


    • October 21, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Online - Through Zoom
    Register


    Register now for the October 21st CE Online Webinar

    Michael Bolton, MD presents on

    The Symbiotic Relationship Between Psychiatry & Therapy

    Many factors contribute to what's currently going on in one’s life,
    including biology, psychological make-up, relationships, other social factors,
    spirituality, and childhood experiences.

    Some people don't fit neatly into a diagnostic category, nor does a diagnosis ever fully explain what may be "wrong" in your life. What causes you to feel
    badly may be due to factors within your body (biological factors), the way
    you think about things (psychological factors), your relationships, your
    family, your job, your finances, or a combination of these (social factors). In
    addition, everyone has a unique history that influences all of the above. An
    understanding of these bio-psycho-social factors is an important first step to
    feeling better. Rigid diagnostic labels may miss the nuances that make your
    situation unique, and therefore the focus starts with your individual history
    and situation.

    In order to feel better or change something in your life the solution may
    require a new direction. Medications may be helpful to some people, but I
    am taking people off their medications when they are no longer needed.
    Therapy is critical in the journey toward behavioral health.

    Learning Objectives

    • Summarize 2 essential elements of psychiatry patients working in tandem with a therapist
    • Name 2 common problematic outcomes for patients whose psychiatrist does not work in tandem with therapist
    • Demonstrate 2 positive, observable results typically reported by clients                         

    Michael Bolton, M.D., treats adults of all ages. He specializes in issues related to positive psychiatry, well-being, achievement in college and at work, specifically ADHD. His focus on people’s
    strengths and abilities rather than on their weaknesses is an
    approach he’s seen lead to greater change and lasting benefits. He
    earned his medical doctorate at Yale University’s School of
    Medicine, a master’s degree in health policy and management from Harvard University’s School of Public Health, and undergraduate at UCSB.


    Additional Notes Pertaining To Our Policy As A CE Provider:

    1) This course has been designed for a mental health professional that include LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Also, Pre-licensed and Associate members may earn hours of experience for attending the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisor.

    2) Refund/Cancellation Policy: Attendees may cancel registration and request a refund one week from the time of the event.

    3) To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at events@sbcamft.org.

    4) To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email events@sbcamft.org.

    5) Course Completion Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.

    6) As required by the California Board of Behavioral Science, this course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's.

    7) SBCAMFT provider number (57942).

    8) Santa Barbara Chapter CAMFT is Approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and content.

    9) The America with Disabilities Act (ADA accommodates attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Event is ADA compliant.

    Additional Information:

    *This webinar will be available by Zoom. If you do not already have a free Zoom account, sign up for it today. The Zoom link will be emailed in advance of the webinar. The webinar will be a mixture of lecture and also Q&A.

    For more information and online registration, click on the following link.

    We look forward to seeing you there! 

    Warm regards, Jenn Kennedy, LMFT

    Past President, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT


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