CAMFT-CSJV Chapter, Inc. presents
"Staying on Track with L&E Mandates in a Changing World"
with Dan Smith
This workshop will cover:
1. Telehealth as a new clinical reality.
2. The new interface with other Internet platforms that may lead to trouble,
3. The onerous regulations for telehealth and how to fulfill them,
4. HIPAA regulations and modifications during the pandemic,
5. How our profession may be affected post-pandemic,
6. Another look at informed consent, confidentiality, and privilege; some things never change.
7. Handling telehealth emergencies; crisis management.
8. Therapist mental health in these challenging times,
9. New BBS rulings for 2020.
This CE workshop will review legal and ethical practices with a focus on telehealth as a new reality. While telehealth was once an "option" for tech-savvy clinicians, it has moved into the realm of necessity for all clinicians as a means of preserving their practices and continuing to assist their clients. The workshop will focus on how the profession has been influenced by waivers implemented during the pandemic, and how the profession may be shaped post-pandemic. While some of our behaviors have changed to accommodate pandemic safety, the basic principles of informed consent, confidentiality, and privilege have not, yet adapting them to the new reality can be daunting. This workshop will meet requirements for six-hours of Law and Ethics CE required for license renewal with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
1. Attendees will be able to articulate salient HIPAA and BBS requirements for safe and legal telehealth practice.
2. Attendees will be able to identify telehealth practices that may pose risk to client safety.
3. Attendees will review crucial elements of confidentiality and psychotherapist patient privilege and be able to identify appropriate therapist behaviors to assure them in both in-office and telehealth practices.
4. Attendees will be able to identify new risks to therapist mental health that have emerged as a result of the pandemic.
5. Attendees will be able to identify new regulations promulgated by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for 2020.
Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs , LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. This continuing education training counts toward the required Law & Ethics requirement. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (CEP #62276)
H. Dan Smith, EdD, is Professor and Chair Emeritus of Counseling at Fresno State, having served the LMFT program for 42 years. He has also provided counseling services at Bio-Behavioral Medical Clinics for over 30 years, and has taught CE classes for Gerry Grossman Seminars for 15 years. His areas of specialization include Law and Ethics for LMFTs, Counseling Techniques, and Practicum/Field Supervision. He was founder of the Fresno Family Counseling Center in 1985, twice President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (1998-1999 and 2006-2007), and co-founder of the local CAMFT chapter.
This event will be an online training. Please make sure to pay for your registration prior to the day of the event.
The Refund Policy of Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is as follows: Fees for chapter events are nonrefundable except in the case the event is cancelled or rescheduled.
Should you have a grievance, question or concerns regarding this course, the instructor, or any other aspects of our Continuing Education Program, please contact the Continuing Education Program Administrator or Chapter President. Contact information can be found on our website at www.camft-csjvchapter.org.
Facilities in which Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists have agreed to utilize are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Michael Crile, at (559) 931-5618 or Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow as much advanced notice as is possible to ensure that we have ample time to meet your required needs.