Law & Ethics Workshop:
Using the Language of the Law to 'Salt & Pepper' Your Treatment Records
Presented by David Jensen, JD
CAMFT Staff Attorney
Earn six CEUs
Dave Jensen will review the four fundamentals of the psychotherapy profession. In addition, many clinicians struggle with the content of their treatment records. They wonder should I write a lot? Should I write a little? What really needs to be in my records? In this six-hour course, CAMFT Staff Attorney, Dave Jensen, JD, will review fundamental aspects of recordkeeping.
This workshop is designed to help you:
- Explain the "building blocks" of the BBS's law regarding recordkeeping.
- Identify mistakes made by colleagues in the area of recordkeeping.
- State the core subject areas of a treatment record.
- Compare/contrast recordkeeping requirements of the public and private mental health systems.
- Identify key legal terms that should "salt and pepper" your records, treatment or otherwise.
- Describe the "D-A-V-E Way" of keeping records.
Clearview Treatment Programs in Los Angeles, started in 2000, provides a full continuum of care at its evidence-based treatment centers: Clearview’s Center for Addictions and Mental Health Disorders, and Clearview Women’s Center for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), a comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for women struggling with BPD and emotion dysregulation. Clearview’s Outpatient Treatment Center offers day treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and DBT treatment.
About the Presenter
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. 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, Dave 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.