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California MFT Law & Ethics 2021 (6 CEs – $40)

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

California MFT Law & Ethics: The latest about effective patient records, writing letters & professional opinions, & navigating managed care.
10/22, 9am – 4:30pm PT (1-hour lunch break at 12:15pm)

Use this link to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/california-mft-law-ethics-2021-hosted-by-camft-sfcamft-6-ces-40-tickets-178360008587

Learn the latest about effective patient records, writing letters and offering professional opinions, navigating managed care, and Tarasoff.

Virtual Zoom Training Presented by CAMFT Staff Attorneys (Bradley J. Muldrow, Esq., Alain Lance Montgomery, Esq.,Sara Jasper, Esq. and Michael Griffin, Esq.), and Co-Hosted by SFCAMFT

Seminar Schedule:

  • 9:00am – 10:30am:  Avoiding Sour Notes and Broken Records: Guidance for Creating and Maintaining Effective Patient Records
  • 10:30am – 10:45am:  Break
  • 10:45 am – 12:15 pm:  Guidelines for Writing Letters and Offering Professional Opinions
  • 12:15pm – 1:15pm:  Lunch Break
  • 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:  Updates and Resources for Providers Navigating Managed Care in California
  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm:  Break
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm:  Tarasoff and Dangerous Patients

Topics & Presenters:

1. “Avoiding Sour Notes and Broken Records: Guidance for Creating and Maintaining Effective Patient Records”

  • Bradley Jordan Muldrow, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney

Description: “How much detail should I include when recording notes?” “How long do I have to keep patient records following termination?” CAMFT staff attorneys receive numerous calls from practitioners who are curious about these and other recordkeeping topics. This workshop will provide therapists with the information they need to create and maintain effective patient records.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the requirements for storing physical patient records under HIPAA and California law, as well as additional HIPAA regulations for storing records electronically
  2. Recognize the BBS’ recordkeeping standard and identify two additional recordkeeping systems that are utilized by certain third-party payers and employers
  3. Know how long the law requires them to keep patient records post-termination and why CAMFT recommends that practitioners keep their records for three years beyond that period

2. “Guidelines for Writing Letters and Offering Professional Opinions”

  • Alain Montgomery, Esq. , CAMFT Staff Attorney

Description: Therapists are asked to write letters and/or offer professional opinions on behalf of a client. During this 90-minute presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Alain Montgomery will review the key legal and ethical standards for a therapist to consider before either providing a letter to a client or offering a professional opinion.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate the meaning between the scope of practice and scope of competence for a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  2. Identify relevant sections of the CAMFT Code of Ethics that address issues related to writing letters and offering professional opinions
  3. Identify the types of letters that a therapist is typically asked to write at the request of a client and the situations during which a therapist may be asked to provide a professional opinion in a legal proceeding
  4. Explain strategies that can be utilized to make sure that a therapist stays within their scope of practice and competence when writing letters and/or rendering professional opinions

3. “Updates and Resources for Providers Navigating Managed Care in California”

  • Sara Jasper, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney

Description: California’s managed care systems are complex and often difficult for even the most seasoned providers to navigate. During her 90-minute presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Sara Jasper will provide a brief overview of managed care, review new laws intended to improve patients’ access to care and offer resources designed to support providers and patients. Ms. Jasper will also discuss the types of audits managed care providers may be subject to and the laws that govern providers’ responses.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the different entities responsible for the managed care system in California
  2. Identify recently adopted laws that support their work with managed care patients
  3. Describe the new parity laws that may improve patients’ access to care
  4. Prepare for records requests from managed care companies
  5. Identify resources for themselves and their patients when dealing with health care coverage and claims issues

4. “Tarasoff and Dangerous Patients”

  • Mike Griffin, LCSW, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney

Description: This 90-minute workshop will discuss key issues involved when working with dangerous clients, including, relevant standards of care, the “duty to protect” (based upon Tarasoff v. Regents of Univ. of California, and Civil Code §43,92), “patient communication” (based upon Ewing v. Goldstein and Ewing v. Northridge Hospital Center), the “duty to report.”

Learning Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe and discuss the “duty to protect,” as it arises from Tarasoff v. Regents of Univ. of Calif., Ewing v. Goldstein, Ewing v. Northridge Hospital and section 43.92 of the California Civil Code
  2. Describe and discuss the “duty to report,” based upon Welfare & Institutions Code, sections 8100(b)(1) and 8105(c)
  3. Describe and discuss relevant exceptions to confidentiality and the importance of consultation when working with a patient who communicates a serious danger of violence to another

Fees & Continuing Education Credits:

  • 6 CEs, Attending Live: $40 (plus ticket fees)
  • 6 CEs, Viewing Recording: $40 (plus ticket fees)
  • No CEs, Attending Live: Free to attend
  • No CEs, Viewing Recording: Free to view

The workshop is designed for mental health professionals and provides 6 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs.

Pre-registration is required by Friday, October 22nd at 9:00am.

 

****By attending the live event, you consent to your voice and/or likeness being recorded and heard/seen by those viewing the recording of the training****

This workshop is offered by the San Francisco Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SFCAMFT) and California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Event Information & FAQs

Training Zoom Link & Zoom Pre-Registration:  Quickly after registering for the event on Eventbrite, you should receive an email from Eventbrite that confirms your registration, and that same email will include the Zoom link for the meeting.  The Zoom link requires all attendees to pre-register to access the Zoom meeting even though you already registered on Eventbrite.  Please allow yourself a few minutes to do this prior to the event start time.

 

Recording Option Available: A recording of the training will be available for 21 days and will be sent on October 25th to those who registered for the recording option. You may watch the recording and still be eligible to earn CEs as long as you purchased the “viewing recording” ticket option that includes 6 CEs, watch the training, and complete the online evaluation and short quiz within 30 days of the recording becoming available.

****By attending the live event, you consent to your voice and/or likeness being recorded and heard/seen by those viewing the recording of the training****

 

How do I get CEs for this event?

  1. Live Attendance:  If you attend live, you must purchase the “attending live” ticket option that includes 6 CEs. Course completion certificates will be awarded after the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form to be done online. To qualify for CE credit, you must arrive on time, stay until the end of the program, and fill out the online evaluation. Your CE certificate will be emailed within 30 business days after the event.
  2. Watch the Recording:  If you are not able to attend the training live, you may watch the recording and still be eligible to earn CEs as long as you purchase the “viewing recording” ticket option that includes 6 CEs, watch the training, and complete the online evaluation and short quiz within 30 days of the recording becoming available.

 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For any questions, concerns, disability accommodations, or grievances related to programming, please contact the Programming Chair, Kristy Noryko, MFT Trainee via email at sfcamft@gmail.com.

Any person with disabilities who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events is asked to please contact the organizer at least 3 days prior to the training.

 

What’s the refund policy?

All fees are paid to SFCAMFT and are non-refundable.

 

SFCAMFT (CEU provider #62283) IS APPROVED BY THE CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS TO SPONSOR CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR LMFT’S, LCSW’S, LPCC’S AND LEP’S. SFCAMFT MAINTAINS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM AND ALL ITS CONTENT.

 

Questions? Email: sfcamft@gmail.com

Details

Date:
October 22
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm