Law & Ethics Workshop: Are You Ethical? You Sure?

  • Fri, May 08, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Pasadena Hilton - 168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
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A CAMFT Law & Ethics Workshop

Presented by David Jensen, JD
CAMFT Staff Attorney

Earn six CEUs

Course Description: Depending on the choices you make in your professional and personal lives, you will interact with the Board of Behavioral Sciences under different scenarios. One is friendly and bureaucratic; all the others are adversarial. Dave Jensen will review the ten fundamentals of the psychotherapy profession, and he will compare and contrast key sections from the Code of Ethics of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the National Association of Social Workers.

Learning Objectives: 

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Identify the ten fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely and confidently.
  2. Describe ethical conduct within the therapist-patient relationship.
  3. Compare how confidentiality is addressed differently under law and ethical codes.
  4. Identify what it means to be ethical in terms of personal conduct.
  5. Describe particular ethical standards and how they relate to supervisor, student, and supervisee relationship and responsibilities.
  6. Describe the ethical obligations that you may owe to colleagues.
  7. Identify ethical obligations you owe to your profession.
  8. Identify ethical obligations you owe to the legal system.
  9. Describe the ethical standards and how they relate to your financial arrangements with your patients.
  10. Compare and contrast the laws pertaining to advertising with the ethical standards pertaining to the same subject.

When: Friday, May 8, 2015 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:30 to 9:00 am

Workshop: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Lunch: 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Registration includes: Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, networking, business card drawing and 6 CUE hours (PCE #295). 

New Location: Pasadena Hilton, San Gabriel Ballroom

168 S Los Robles Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91101

(see this map)

Parking: Bring your parking stub to the registration table and we will validate it for you.

Event Sponsored by:


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About the Speaker

David Jensen, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney, is a most entertaining speaker in this lecture–format course that will satisfy the BBS’ on–going requirement of six (6) CEUs in law and ethics.

Dave Jensen has been a Staff Attorney with CAMFT since April 2002. He was born in Flint, Michigan, but was raised in Tustin, California. Dave graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, and he received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. Dave passed the California bar examination in February 1999, and he did it on his first try! Before joining CAMFT, Dave worked for Foley & Lardner, a large national law firm, where he regularly established and advised nonprofit organizations. As an attorney with CAMFT, he consults with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas, and he is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine. Dave gives numerous law and ethics presentations to chapters, schools, and agencies, and his popular What Does the Law Expect of Me? series, which includes Parts I, II, III, and IV, have helped therapists to better understand their legal and ethical obligations.

Registration Notes

Cancellation notices may be sent to Natasha Morisawa at or 626-321-5869 NO LATER THAN 72 hours PRIOR to the event. Requests for special consideration due to illness or emergency cannot be honored, as the Chapter must pay for all lunches ordered. Thank you for your understanding.

CEU Provider #PCE295

This course meets the qualifications for six (6) continuing education units for MFTs and/ LCSW's. At least six units of Legal and Ethical training are required for license renewal every two years at the anniversary of your license. This is a new re-worked presentation and your opportunity to fulfill your requirements for license renewal.

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