Law & Ethics Workshop
Michael Griffin, JD, LCSW
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Michael Griffin, J.D., LCSW, will focus on legal and ethical issues that have fundamental importance to psychotherapists. Examples of workshop topics include: standards of care; scope of practice; scope of competence; consent/informed consent for treatment; consent for the treatment of minors; conflicts of interest; psychotherapist-patient privilege; confidentiality; handling requests for records; key aspects of documentation; avoiding problems during termination; and working with dangerous and/or suicidal clients. This course does not fulfill the 12 unit requirement for pre-licensed individuals who failed the California Law and Ethics Examination.
- Understand/apply the term standard of care as it pertains to psychotherapists.
- Understand/apply the terms scope of practice and scope of competence in clinical practice.
- Understand/distinguish consent for treatment of adults vs. consent for the treatment of minors.
- Understand/distinguish dual relationships and conflicts of interest.
- Understand/distinguish psychotherapist-patient privilege and confidentiality.
- Identify legal and ethical requirements for handling requests for patient records.
- Identify legal and ethical issues which may arise when working with dangerous and/or suicidal clients.
- Identify legal and ethical issues which may arise during termination.
- Identify legal and ethical issues which may arise when writing letters for clients.
- Identify legal and ethical issues which may arise when working with clients who are involved with the legal system.
- Identify legal and ethical issues which may arise when providing services via telehealth.
- Identify legal and ethical considerations in the documentation of treatment
Therapists Earn 6 CEU's
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday May 19, 2017
This all-day event will take place at the Monrovian Restaurant banquet room. A delicious buffet luncheon will be served. Certificates will be distributed at the end of the workshop for those who attend the full event and turn in a post-workshop evaluation form.
About the Presenter
Michael Griffin, J.D., LCSW, is an attorney at law and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mr. Griffin received his MSW degree from the USC School of Social Work in 1980, and obtained his LCSW in 1982. Mr. Griffin was a member of the first graduating class at Chapman University School of Law in 1998 and acquired his law license in 2002.
Mr. Griffin has a broad background of experience as a mental health professional. Over the course of his career, he has been employed as a therapist, clinical case manager, clinical supervisor to MFT Interns and Associate Clinical Social Workers, served as a program manager, and outpatient clinic director, and was the director of clinical operations for one of the largest non-profit organizations in Orange County, California.
For several years, Mr. Griffin was employed in the department of Psychiatry at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, California. During his time there, he worked as a child-family therapist, clinical supervisor, and outpatient clinic director, and was the coordinator of school-based mental health programs.
Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist in Orange County, and is an attorney with CAMFT, where he consults with CAMFT's members regarding legal and ethical issues.
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