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Law & Ethics 2019: Tough Calls

  • Friday, May 17, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • San Diego Botanic Gardens, Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024
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Speaker:  Benjamin E. Caldwell, Psy.D.

In this Law & Ethics update, we will review recent changes to state law, discuss the role of technology in modern practice, and engage in a deep discussion of the morals and values that underlie individual ethical decision-making processes. Difficult decisions without clear or easy answers will be the focus of the day. Through the use of case examples, this workshop will show how our individual morals and values influence therapy work even when we seek to appear neutral; how to identify your own morals and values relevant to your practice; and why owning those values matters.

We wanted to enhance this annual event and have booked the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Visit their website.  This venue provides us with an outdoor patio where we have decided to add on an option to include a boxed lunch. We are finalizing the exact details but wanted to let you know this option is now available for an additional $10 when you register. 

Pre-registration is required. 

Learning Goals:

  1. Assisting therapists in understanding the role that their own morals and values play in clinical and ethical decision-making.
  2. Encouraging therapists to think critically about that role and its implications for therapy.
  3. Informing therapists about recent developments in court cases and ethical standards related to the personal values of the therapist.
  4. Encouraging therapists toward transparency with clients about the therapist’s values, in accordance with ethical standards and the therapist’s theoretical orientation.

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Identify at least two personal morals and values most relevant to their psychotherapy practice
  2. Differentiate between a personal opinion, a clinical opinion, advice-giving, and imposing personal values
  3. Construct a framework for clinical and ethical decision-making that integrates personal morals and values in a manner that is within professional ethical boundaries and appropriate to their clientele
  4. Identify three common frameworks for making value-based decisions
  5. Identify at least two implications from court cases involving mental health students’ moral decision making.
This is a 6 CEU credit Law and Ethics presentation and a required course for your 2 year license renewal. 
TARGET AUDIENCE: All LCSW, LMFT, LPCC Interns & Grad Students should attend.

    This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  SDNC-CAMFT CEP#128622

    SDNC-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CEP#128622. SDNC-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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