Law and Ethics RECORDED Workshop 2023
Presented by State CAMFT Attorneys
Recording Available Thursday November 2nd-Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023
This Is A Recorded/Self Paced Workshop
If you weren't able to join either of our live events in October, you can still watch state CAMFT's annual online Law and Ethics workshop which you can access right from the comfort of your own home or office, at your own pace. Please be aware that if you are choosing this option to listen to the recorded workshops, you will need to complete a state CAMFT test and score a minimum 70% on the test in order to get your CEs. The recordings will be available for approximately three weeks. NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE as the recordings are provided by the state organization and our chapter has no ability to provide extensions.
Cancellation requests must be received by Monday, November 20, 5pm.
TITLE: Law & Ethics – Recordkeeping/Working with clients in the legal system/Ethics & Letter Writing Considerations
TOPIC 1: "No-Stress Records Requests" “Are my notes sufficient?” “Do I have to provide the entire record??” “Could my license be at risk???” Anxiety-inducing questions like these often flood therapists’ minds the moment they receive records requests from patients, attorneys, insurance companies, or other third parties. However, understanding how to create quality patient records and effectively respond to records requests can allow practitioners to handle such requests with confidence and ease. Join CAMFT staff attorney Brad Muldrow for a helpful overview of the legal and ethical requirements for recordkeeping and responding to records requests. PRESENTER: Bradley Muldrow, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorneys
TOPIC 2: “Working with clients who are involved in the legal system” This 1.5 - hour workshop will provide an overview of legal and ethical issues which commonly arise when working with clients who are involved in the legal system. The workshop will discuss the importance of clearly defining the therapist’s role and client expectations at the start of treatment, including expectations concerning the therapist’s possible participation in the client’s legal matter. Issues such as letter writing, offering one’s opinion to the court, and the therapist’s responsibility to the legal system, as expressed in the Code of Ethics, will also be considered. Vignette examples will be utilized, as time allows. PRESENTER: Mike Griffin, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney
TOPIC 3: “Legal and Ethical Guidance for Therapists to Rely on When a Client Asks for a Letter” Therapists are often asked to write letters, fill out forms and offer professional opinions on behalf of clients. During 1.5- hour presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Alain Montgomery, will review the key legal and ethical standards for therapists to consider before writing a letter or filling out a form on behalf of a client and discuss how to manage the array of potential outcomes. PRESENTER: Alain Montgomery, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney
IMPORTANT NOTE: These recordings are managed and made available by state CAMFT. As a result, our local chapter is unable to provide an extension past the closing date.