Log in

Law and Ethics Workshop - Free for Members

  • April 09, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • On-line via ZOOM - link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.


  • Consider becoming a chapter member at $60 a year and receiving registration for the is event FREE!
  • Consider becoming a chapter member at $40 a year and receiving registration for the is event FREE!
  • Consider becoming a chapter member at $25 a year and receiving registration for the is event FREE!


4 different topics (1.5 CEUs each)

Come get 6 CEUs even if you've fulfilled

the license renewal requirement!


1) "Where do I start? The Basics of Starting a Successful Private Practice"

with Luke Martin, JD

Have you ever wondered how to start a private practice? Have you ever wondered if you missed something when you started your private practice? The objective of this presentation is to introduce therapists to the basic steps required to plan, start and run a business. Topics such as creating and naming a private practice, how to hire an employee, and an overview of how to lawfully advertising the business will be reviewed in depth.

Measurable Learning Objectives 

Measurable Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

- Identify the three most common forms of business ownership for therapists in California: sole proprietorships, general partnerships, and professional corporations.

- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships, general partnerships, and

professional corporations.

- Summarize how a professional corporation is formed, who owns it, and who is responsible for its operation.

- Discuss the legal requirements involved in hiring an employee for a newly created organization

- Compare and contrast the legal requirements for hiring an employee at the federal, state, and local level.

2) "Solving the Subpoena Puzzle"

with Kristin Roscoe, JD

Subpoenas happen, but a basic familiarity with this legal tool will reduce initial anxiety and allow you to act in your patient’s best interests. In this 1.5 hour presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Kristin Roscoe will breakdown subpoenas by reviewing their purpose, how to interpret the legal mumbo jumbo, and how to respond to a subpoena.

Measurable Learning Objectives: 

Participants will be able to: 

- Identify the elements of a subpoena for the production of patient records

- Analyze a subpoena to determine who issued the subpoena, which patient does it pertain to, what is  requested, and steps to take in responding 

- Identify the holder of the psychotherapist-patient privilege and the circumstances under which a therapist may not assert the privilege 

3) "Unraveling Entangling Alliances: Guidance for Navigating Dual Relationships and Conflicts of Interest"

with Bradley Muldrow, JD

Dual relationships and conflicts of interest are amongst the most complex and complicated ethical issues therapists encounter in practice. This workshop will provide therapists with the information they need to recognize and appropriately respond to these ethical challenges.

Measurable Learning Objectives:

- Participants will be able to name three key ethical issues to assess when determining:1) whether  they are involved in dual / multiple relationships or conflicts of interest; and 2) the  appropriateness of continuing treatment despite the presence of dual / multiple relationships or  conflicts of interest.  

Participants will be able to recognize critical ethical rules and BBS regulations governing dual /  multiple relationships and conflicts of interest. 

Participants will be able to identify important ways that consultation group participation can  assist them in navigating issues related to dual / multiple relationships and conflicts of interest 

4) "The Ethics of Advertising"

with Sara Jasper, JD

Advertising is a key component of marketing psychotherapy services. During her 90-minute presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Sara Jasper will review the changes to CAMFT’s ethical standard regarding solicitation of testimonials. Ms. Jasper will also explore the ethics of joint advertising and the use of social media as an advertising tool. 

Measurable Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

- Identify the revisions to the CAMFT Code of Ethics provision regarding solicitation of testimonials

- Describe the rationale for the changes to CAMFT Code of Ethics provision regarding solicitation of testimonials

- Describe legal and ethical and concerns that are relevant to the solicitation of testimonials

- Describe legal and ethical concerns that are relevant to the use of joint advertisements

- Describe legal and ethical concerns that are relevant to the use of social media as a form of marketing/advertisement


Luke Martin, JD

began as a Staff Attorney at CAMFT in April of 2019. He has completed his Bachelor's degree in English and Political Science, Master of Business Administration, and Juris Doctorate Degree specializing in Child, Family and Elder Law with honors. Prior to coming to CAMFT, Luke had a private practice focusing on civil litigation and served as general counsel for several businesses with annual revenues totaling well over $5 million. He has been recognized by the State Bar of California for his legal service to domestic violence victims and awarded the Wiley E. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services. In addition to his work at CAMFT, Luke also serves on multiple committees, boards, and as an associate faculty/lecturer for several colleges and universities.

Kristin Roscoe, JD

takes CAMFT member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues as a CAMFT Staff Attorney and contributes articles on those subjects to the Therapist. Before joining CAMFT’s legal team, Kristin represented healthcare professionals in medical malpractice litigation at La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames. Since entering the legal profession, Kristin has worked in various capacities presenting to and advocating on behalf of her clients both in and outside of the courtroom. Kristin received her B.A. from The College of Wooster in 2006 and graduated from The American University Washington College of Law with her J.D. in 2012.

Bradley Muldrow, JD

takes member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues as a CAMFT Staff Attorney and contributes articles on those subjects to CAMFT's publication, the Therapist. Prior to joining CAMFT’s legal team, Brad worked on litigation and regulatory matters as an attorney for San Diego Gas & Electric Company. Since becoming an attorney, Brad has given law and ethics presentations to attorneys and judges as a member of the J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court. He has also served as a board member for the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation, a San Diego-based nonprofit. As leader of Bayview Baptist Church’s Men’s Prison Ministry, Brad facilitates spirituality and personal development-focused discussion groups for incarcerated men at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego.

Sara Jasper, JD

joined CAMFT as a Staff Attorney in 2011. She has been a member of the State Bar of California since 2008. Before coming to CAMFT, she worked as the Legal Liaison and Administrative Officer for the Sacramento Police Department and as an Associate at Middleton, Young & Minney, LLP where she practiced education and employment law. During law school, Sara clerked for the California Judicial Council, Center for Children, Families and the Courts and for the National Center for Youth Law. Since joining CAMFT, Sara has become a Certified Association Executive and earned her certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management.


When: Friday, April 9, 2021


8:45am-9am Log-in/Technical Check*

9am-10:30pm CEU/Luke Martin Presentation

10:30am-10:45am Break*

10:45am-12:15pm CEU/Kristin Roscoe Presentation

12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch Break (on own)*

1:15pm-2:45pm CEU/Bradley Muldrow Presentation

2:45pm-3pm Break*

3pm-4:30pm CEU/Sara Jasper Presentation

This course is intended for advanced mental health professionals.

Course meets the qualifications for 6 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as 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


Online via Zoom

Link to the second registration step will be sent in a confirmation email upon registration with SFV-CAMFT. Second step must be completed in order to receive the zoom link.

This event is presented by state CAMFT, in attendance with other chapters.


SFV-CAMFT chapter members

FREE!!! (online until day of)

Join the chapter and get this workshop for free at the same cost as the workshop itself!

Non chapter members

$25 students

$40 pre-licensed

$60 licensed

(all online until day of)

No phone or email RSVP.

No cash or check, credit cards only (we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover).

Email us for Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley chapter reciprocity.

Please click on the button below to go straight to the registration page. If you are not logged in yet a, please be sure to log in here first.

Questions? Contact our VP of Membership here 

Grievances? Contact our President here 

Accommodations? Contact our Hospitality Chair here 

Policies: View a list of our policies here

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.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software