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"Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop"

  • June 24, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


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Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop
with David Jensen, JD      

"Using the Language of the Law to 'Salt & Pepper' Your Treatment Records"

Many clinicians struggle with the content of their treatment records. They wonder "Should I write a lot? Should I write a little? What really needs to be in my records?" In this six-hour course, CAMFT Staff Attorney, Dave Jensen, will review fundamental aspects of record-keeping and review the four fundamentals of the psychotherapy profession.

Learning Objectives

In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
·  Explain the "building blocks" of the BBS's law regarding record-keeping. 

·         Identify mistakes made by colleagues in the area of record-keeping. 

·         State the core subject areas of a treatment record. 

·         Compare/contrast record-keeping requirements of the public and private mental health systems. 

·         Identify key legal terms that should "salt and pepper" your records, treatment or otherwise.

·         Describe the "D-A-V-E Way" of keeping records.


Dave Jensen, JD has been a Staff Attorney with CAMFT since April, 2002. He was born in Flint, Michigan, but was raised in Tustin, California. Dave graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's Degree in History, and he received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. Dave passed the California bar examination in February, 1999, and he did it on his first try! Before joining CAMFT, Dave worked for Foley & Lardner, a large national law firm, where he regularly established and advised nonprofit organizations. As an attorney with CAMFT, he consults with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas, and he is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine. Dave gives numerous law and ethics presentations to chapters, schools, and agencies, and his popular What Does the Law Expect of Me? series, which includes Parts I, II, III, IV, V, and VI, have helped therapists to better understand their legal and ethical obligations.



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9:00am to 3:30pm

6 hour CEU Presentation

(Lunch will be provided, no CEU's from 12-12:30)

Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(The Country Club does not allow denim; ADA compliant)

 Early Registration (until June 10):

$75 members, $85 non-members
Late Registration (until June 20):

$95 members, $105 non-members

(no cash or check, credit card only)


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Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by SFV-CAMFT before one week prior to the event. A $2 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event, through the cancellation deadline. There will be no refunds on requests received after one week prior to the event. The President has discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. To request a refund, click here

Meets the BBS requirements for 6 hours of

Law & Ethics Continuing Education Units

for LMFTs and LCSWs.

CAMFT- approved Continuing Education Provider #62281

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