Legal & Ethical Issues:"What Does the Law Expect of Me?" Part I, with David Jensen, JD

  • Fri, May 09, 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • San Gabriel Country Club - 350 East Hermosa Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91775


  • Price increase after April 15th, 2014.

Law & Ethics

What Does the Law Expect of Me?

Part One

Presented by David Jensen, JD

Friday, May 9, 2014

6 CEUs

What Does the Law Expect of Me? Dave Jensen will stress the importance of the psychotherapist’s role as a creator of legal and ethical outcomes, whether for good or for ill. In particular, he will instruct attendees on the ten fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely, and confidently. This course will also cover the important subjects of patients who are dangerous to themselves and patients who are dangerous to third parties, and provide attendees with an overview of the BBS administrative hearing process. This six-hour workshop will meet the BBS’ requirement for law and ethics.

Learning Objectives

This workshop is designed to help you:
  • Recognize the importance of the psychotherapist’s role and their effect on good or bad legal and ethical outcomes.
  • Identify the ten fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely and confidently.
  • Recognize the differences between patients who are dangerous to themselves and patients who are a danger to third parties.
  • Summarize the BBS administrative hearing process as it applies to therapy.

Friday, May 9, 2013 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Registration/Continental Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Workshop:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration includes:
Continental Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, Networking, Business Card drawing and 6 CUEs hours (PCE #295).

Dress Code:
No Jeans per San Gabriel Country Club's guidelines.

Location: San Gabriel Country Club
                350 East Hermosa Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91775
                (click HERE for a map)

Early rate until 4/15/14

This event is proudly sponsored by:

Social Model Recovery Systems provides direct treatment services (at four locations in Los Angeles and Orange Counties) for those whose lives have become unmanageable due to alcohol and other drug use and/or whose mental health issues are interfering with leading productive lives.
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This event is also proudly sponsored by:


South Bay Mediation 

Steve Unruh, MA, MDiv. and Eric Piety, MA, have an average of 20 years experience mediating or counseling couples. We specialize in mediating family business disputes and divorcing couples, Unruh specializes in highly conflictual divorces while Piety is the documentation and legal expert, though not a lawyer. Mediation is less costly than going through litigation. South Bay Mediation does everything: parenting plans, properties, investments, alimony. Our clients never have to enter a court room.   


4 office locations. Pasadena, Westlake , Newport Beach, Torrance



This event is proudly sponsored by:

The non-profit Betty Ford Center is an Alcohol Addiction and Drug Addiction Treatment hospital located in Rancho Mirage, California, offering a full continuum of help at the Inpatient treatment, Residential Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient levels of care. Specialty services include treatment specific to Young Adults, Executive and Licensed Medical Professionals, as well as those suffering with chronic Pain Management issues. All programs are based on the 12 Step philosophy, and because women and men have separate and distinct needs when it comes to treatment, Betty Ford Center programs are gender-specific.

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.


Contact Rachel Ward at 
or 626-327-3456

Cancellation Notice and Policy

Cancellation notices may be sent to Rachel Ward at or 626-327-3456 NO LATER THAN 72 hours PRIOR to the event.

Requests for special consideration due to illness or emergencies can not be honored as the Chapter must pay for all lunches ordered.

Thank you for your understanding, we'll see you there!

(Early rate up to 04-15-14)

CEU Provider # PCE295:

This course meets the qualifications for six (6) continuing education units for MFTs and/ LCSW's. At least six (6) units of Legal and Ethical training are required for license renewal every two (2) years at the anniversary of your license.

Each year we offer a different level of the Legal & Ethical Issues.  This is your opportunity to fulfill your requirements for license renewal.

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