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Law & Ethics: What Does the Law Expect of Me? Part IV

  • 22 Feb 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 1755 S. Waterman, San Bernardino, CA 92408

Law & Ethics:  What Does the Law Expect of Me? Part IV

David Jensen, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney


Attendees will acquire an in-depth understanding of: The psychotherapist’s role as a creator of legal outcomes The 5150 process Confidentiality Child abuse reporting Consent to treatment of minors Reporting elder and dependent adult abuse, and The BBS’s role as Guardian of the Profession. This lecture-format course satisfies the BBS’s ongoing requirement of six CEUs in law and ethics. Although this is an advanced class, it is not necessary to have attended Parts I, II, or III. The training is open to MFTs, LCSWs, ASWs, and LPCCs.  


1. To educate therapists about the contours of the psychotherapist-patient privilege

2. To improve the level of discourse among therapists regarding the psychotherapistpatient privilege.

3. To prepare therapists to respond to subpoenas

4. To inform therapists about the distinctions between percipient, expert, and treatingexpert witnesses.

5. To educate therapists about the most common exceptions to the psychotherapist-patient privilege. 


Dave Jensen has been Staff Attorney with CAMFT since April of 2002. Dave graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, and received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. As an attorney with CAMFT, Dave consults with CAMFT’s members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas and is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine. Dave gives numerous chapter, school, and agency law and ethics presentations and has developed What Does the Law Expect of Me? Parts I – IV. 

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