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Law and Ethics by Darlene Davis

  • Fri, July 29, 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • Sat, July 30, 2016
  • 4:00 PM
  • Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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  • You must be a SVC-CAMFT Licensed or Affiliate Member to get this rate. (If you are only a CAMFT member you must pay Non-member price or become a member) You must attend Friday to receive any CEs.

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Topic:  Law and Ethics
  Darlene Davis
JULY 29-30, 2016
Registration Starts:
8:30 AM
9:00 AM to 4:00PM Lunch on your own (both days)
Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map)

This program will benefit MFT 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.  Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapist CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 CE Credit will be awarded via email to participants after the completion of the course.

Workshop Information:
Complies with 6 hour Law and Ethics requirements for Continuing Education required by BBS.  Two day course complies with the 12 hour law and ethics course required for renewing intern registration if the Law and Ethics Exam was not passed.

Choice of 6 hours by coming to FRIDAY ONLY CLASS or SATURDAY ONLY CLASS or 12 hours by coming to BOTH DAYS.


In this Law and Ethics Training participants will have the opportunity to be immersed in the basic foundation of the laws and ethical guidelines that guide and protect clinical practice. Up to date changes in rules and regulations will be integrated throughout. Use of video scenarios to invite audience participation along with quizzes, questions, and discussion points, will support a deeper learning environment.

Day #1 builds the foundation of knowledge of our laws and ethics that may be helpful as a reminder to those that are seasoned practitioners, registered interns preparing for the law and ethics examination, or those that are supervising pre-licensed folks.

Day #2 goes deeper into what is more prevalent in our clientele in today's culture such as: differences in values/ beliefs/ attitudes that may be difficult to understand, the future of telehealth, the use of social media, and some of the pitfalls we find ourselves in. We will also utilize video scenarios, quizzes, questions, and discussion points that support a deeper learning environment.

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!


Day 1

9:00a-9:15a Agenda

9:15a-9:30a You First-Exercise

9:30a-9:45a About Facilitator

9:45a-10:10a Scope of Practice – What do we do?

10:10a-10:20a Break

10:20a-11:00a Informed Consent

11:00a-11:30a Fees

11:30a-12:00p Confidentiality – What is it?

12:00p-1:00p Lunch

1:00p-1:45p Exceptions to Confidentiality

1:45p-2:15p Domestic Violence

2:15p-2:30p Record Keeping

2:30p-3:10p Privilege

3:10p-3:20p Break

3:20p-4:00p Working with Minors

4:00p-4:30p Advertising

4:30p-5:00p Scope of Competency


Day 2

9:00a-9:15a Agenda

9:15a-9:30a You First-Exercise

9:30a-9:45a About Facilitator


10:15a-10:25a Break

10:25a-11:00a Social Media

11:00a-11:30a Personal values/beliefs/attitudes

11:30a-12:30p Cultural Awareness

12:30p-1:30p lunch

1:30p-2:15p HIPAA

2:15p-3:00p Dual Relationships

3:00p-3:10p Break

3:10p-3:30p Sex with Clients

3:30p-4:15p Changing Unit of Treatment

4:15p-5:00p Boundaries

Learning Objectives:
What you will learn Day #1:
  • Understand our legal mandates for confidentiality and exceptions to confidentiality
  • Knowledge of what is in our informed consent
  • Updated on new laws that effect our practice
  • Understand new record keeping law
  • Learn rules that apply to advertising and disclosures for licensees and pre-licensees
  • Setup rules and guidelines when working with minors
  • Understand scope of practice and scope of competency
What you will learn Day #2:
  • Discuss how to minimize harm when changing unit of treatment
  • Discuss areas of boundary crossings or boundary violations
  • Determine how to make ethical decisions in difficult situations
  • Examine how telehealth and social media is shaping therapy
  • Build a deeper level of cultural competency in our practice
  • Advocate for our clients when using third party payers
  • Understanding and avoiding unethical dual relationships

Presenter Bio:
Darlene Davis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She is the Executive Director for HOPE Counseling Center where she supervises trainees and interns. She has been teaching masters level students in counseling for over 10 years and loves guiding clinicians through legal and ethical issues they may experience. She is known as “the one to go to” in the Sacramento area for Law and Ethics information and writes the “Legal Beagle”, quarterly article for the Sacramento Valley Chapter of CAMFT's newsletter. She is currently serving on the CAMFT Ethics Committee and is a CAMFT Certified Supervisor. She is an Expert Consultant for the Board of Behavioral Sciences. She also has a successful private practice where she serves individuals, couples, and families in living the life they desire.

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Registration rates:
You MUST be a SVC-CAMFT Member to receive the Member rates.  If you are a CAMFT member and not a member of our chapter then you must pay non member rate or become a member.

SVC-CAMFT MEMBER Intern/Trainee: $55
SVC-CAMFT MEMBER Licensed or Affiliate: $80

SVC-CAMFT MEMBER Intern/Trainee: $100
SVC-CAMFT MEMBER Licensed or Affiliate: $150

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