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The Business of Practice: Are You and Your Practice at Risk?

  • July 14, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


  • Discount student price.

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Membership Meeting


with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

"The Business of Practice:

Are You and Your Practice at Risk?"

Many myths float around the therapist community, like, "Write short, vague notes in case the notes are used in court," or, "Private pay therapists don't really need to keep progress notes," and these mis-truths contribute to therapists making inadvertent documentation errors that can have significant consequences for them and for their clients. This engaging presentation is geared at increasing clinicians' understanding of the legal, ethical, and liability-related factors that come into play with clinical documentation, regardless of whether they accept insurance, public funding like MediCal or MediCare, or private pay. There will also be discussion about strategies for clinicians about how to conceptualize Medical Necessity and efficiently and simply integrate it into different clinical documentation components.

Learning Objectives

In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least 3 important components of quality clinical progress notes.
  2. List at least 2 legal/ethical considerations that affect documentation practices.
  3. Provide a general definition of the term 'Medical Necessity' as related to Clinical Documentation.


Elizabeth Irias, LMFT is the founder and president of Clearly Clinical, an affordable podcast-based national behavioral health Continuing Education program approved by the APA, CPA, NBCC, NAADAC, CAMFT, and CCAPP. She has specializations in Utilization Review, Clinical Documentation, and Quality Assurance, and works closely with clinical teams across the country to reduce documentation-related liability risks and improve their quality of care, documentation practices, and Utilization Review outcomes. An adjunct graduate professor at Pepperdine University, Beth is an engaging professional conference speaker, and she provides dynamic, targeted presentations for conferences, seminars, universities, and mental health providers. She also operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBT population, and those with addictive disorders.

Sponsored by:



Steven Unruh, MDiv, LMFT  

    (Unruh Mediation)



          Sunday, July 14, 2019


     8:30am-9am  Registration/Networking/

                  Continental Breakfast* 

     9am-9:30am  Membership Meeting/

                  Chapter Announcements*

     9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

     11am-11:15am  Member Announce-

                  ments/Opportunity Drawing*

     11:15am-11:30am  CEU Certificate


     11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting ~ All Welcome!*

This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.

* = non CEU portion of course


Woodland Hills Country Club (Grand Ballroom)

21150 Dumetz Road Woodland Hills, CA 91364

The Country Club does not allow denim. This location is ADA compliant.


SFV-CAMFT chapter members

$15 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) / $25 (online week of event or walk-ins)

Non chapter members

$25 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) / $35 (online week of event or walk-ins)

$20 (STUDENTS ONLY - online until day before event 11:59pm)

No phone or email RSVP.

No cash or check, credit card only (we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover).

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CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider #62281
SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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