Law and Ethics: Updates for Clinicians with Ben Caldwell

November 3rd & 4th

Training Overview:

This course examines specific recent and planned changes to California law and professional ethics codes for mental health professionals. Particular attention is given to obligations and processes related to risk management. Case examples bring focus to how these changes actually apply in clinical work, inside and outside of the therapy room. Participants will gain understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted laws, regulations, and enforcement for psychotherapists. The training will also address common legal and ethical issues encountered when working with children and families, and when working with clients remotely. 

Please review the training flyer here for more information.

Registration is available in Placer Learns

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About the Trainer

Dr. Benjamin Caldwell is a licensed marriage and family therapist, an adjunct faculty member at California State University Northridge, and the Education Director for SimplePractice Learning. He is the author of several books, including Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs and Saving Psychotherapy. He served as Editor for the User’s Guide to the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics, and as lead author of AAMFT’s Best Practices in the Online Practice of Couple and Family Therapy. He was 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 pre-licensed MFTs and PCCs. For his advocacy work, he was awarded the AAMFT Division Contribution Award in 2013. He is based in Los Angeles.

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