LAW AND ETHICS: TOUGH CALLS
The Lafayette Hotel,
2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
*Please arrive at 8:30am for refreshments and registration. The presentation will begin promptly at 9am. 1 hour for lunch will not be counted towards CE credit rewarded. Lunch will be provided.
Course Description & Educational Goals
In this Law & Ethics update, we will review recent changes to state law, discuss the role of technology in modern practice, and engage in a deep discussion of the morals and values that underlie individual ethical decision-making processes. Difficult decisions without clear or easy answers will be the focus of the day. Through the use of case examples, this workshop will show how our individual morals and values influence therapy work even when we seek to appear neutral; how to identify your own morals and values relevant to your practice; and why owning those values matters.
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Articulate the impacts of three recent changes in California law impacting mental health practice.
2. Differentiate between a personal opinion, a clinical opinion, advice-giving, and imposing personal values
3. Construct a framework for clinical and ethical decision-making that integrates personal morals and values in a manner that is within professional ethical boundaries and appropriate to their clientele
4. Identify three common frameworks for making value-based decisions
5. Identify at least two implications from court cases involving mental health students’ moral decision- making.
Our presenter, Benjamin Caldwell
Benjamin Caldwell is the author of five books, including Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, and Saving Psychotherapy. He serves as adjunct faculty for California State University Northridge. In his role as Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for the California Division of AAMFT, he was directly involved in California’s first-in-the-nation ban on reparative therapy for minors and drove the change in title from “intern” to “associate” for pre-licensed MFTs and PCCs. For his advocacy work, he was awarded the AAMFT Division Contribution Award in 2013. In his clinical work, he has specialized in working with couples.
This event is for mental health professionals.
$100 for chapter members
$80 for pre-licensed members
$50 for students in a related field
$150 for non-chapter member
$100 for other chapter members
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Course Completion certificates will be awarded electronically in exchange for a completed evaluation form. Please make sure Program Administrator has your correct email.
Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. This course is provided by the San Diego Chapter of the California association of marriage and family therapists (Provider #57330) is approved by the California association of marriage and family therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. San Diego chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists maintains responsibility for the program and all its content.