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  • January 11, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
United States
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Building the Legal and Ethical Foundation for Competency in Clinical Work

Presented by

Darlene Davis, LMFT - Director of HOPE Counseling

Six Hour Training In Auburn, CA on January 11, 2020

Check-in: 8:30am
Workshop: 9:00am to 4:00pm

In this Law and Ethics training, participants will be immersed in the basic foundation of the laws and ethical guidelines that guide and protect clinical practice. Up-to-date changes in rules and regulations will be integrated throughout. Video scenarios to invite audience participation, along with questions and discussion points that support a deeper learning environment, will be used.

This six-hour course will allow participants to review confidentiality, mandated reporting, and privilege. The course will discuss issues surrounding social media, boundaries, and dual relationships. To complete the course, participants will be given proposed ethical code changes along with BBS recent changes in law and regulation.

Darlene Davis is licensed in the state of California as both a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and has a private practice in Roseville CA. She finds it rewarding to work with couples, families, and individuals in discovering the life they desire, enabling them to live life to its fullest potential. She has worked with those that have struggled with chronic pain, anxiety, addiction, unhealthy dependency, depression, and a variety of life challenges that come into our lives. She has completed Gottman Level I and Level II training for couple’s work, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples - Externship, and has a certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is trained in Level I and II EMDR. ​

Darlene is the Director of HOPE Counseling that offers low-cost therapy to the community and training Associates and trainees to hold the highest level of professionalism and integrity for our profession. She has been on the CAMFT Ethics committee for 8 years, is a CAMFT certified supervisor and serves as an expert consultant for the BBS. She offers MFT Law and Ethics Exam Training both in person and online.

Additionally, Darlene was a faculty member at the University of Phoenix, Sacramento campus, in the Master's of Science in Counseling program for 13 years. She served as President of the Sacramento Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists for two terms, both in 2008 and 2010. She received the Distinguished Clinical Member CAMFT award in 2018.

Educational Goals:
In this course, clinicians will develop a deeper understanding of current laws and regulations and apply them to clinical practice. This includes: 1) discussion about working with minors and confidentiality; 2) explanation of how privilege works for different court systems; 3) types of abuse and clinicians’ legal obligations; 4) critiquing social media and pitfalls. 5) exploration of possible new ethical standards that may be voted into clinicians’ ethical guidelines.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize clinicians’ legal mandates for confidentiality and exceptions to confidentiality
  • Identify rules and guidelines when working with minors
  • Discuss areas of boundary crossings or boundary violations
  • Demonstrate how to make ethical decisions in difficult situations
  • Examine how telehealth and social media is shaping therapy
  • Identify and avoid unethical dual relationships
  • Plan for updates on new laws that affect clinical practice

This Law and Ethics workshop is at an intermediate level and is appropriate for those who are licensed or pre-licensed as well as graduate students and trainees.

This presentation will award 6 CEUs or 6 Attendance Hours


Member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $110
Pre-licensed:    $75

Not a member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $120
Pre-licensed:    $85


Refund Policy:
Early registration closes on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 6 p.m. Refunds may be provided to registrants prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 refund fee. No refunds are available after the close of registration. No partial credit for arriving late or leaving early.

Award of Course Completion Certificates:
Attendees will receive a Certificate for 6 CEUs or a Certificate for 6 hours of Attendance at the end of the course and upon completion of course evaluation.

DIRECTIONS: (Using your GPS or Mapquest may cause problems)

Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA 95603

Going East on I80 from Roseville, Rocklin, etc., take the Grass Valley Highway exit. Turn right at the light, which is Highway 49 South. Go to Lincoln Way and take a right. Go to next stoplight, which is Auburn-Folsom Road, and take a left. Continue through several stoplights (approximately 1.5 miles).  ****SEE BELOW FOR MORE DIRECTIONS

Going West on I 80 from Colfax, etc., take the Elm Avenue exit. Get into the left turn lane immediately and turn onto Elm Avenue. Continue on Elm Avenue and turn left onto Grass Valley Highway. Continue on Grass Valley Highway to Lincoln Way and take a right. Go to next stoplight, which is Auburn-Folsom Road and take a left. Continue through several stoplights (approximately 1.5 miles). ****SEE BELOW FOR MORE DIRECTIONS

Going South on Highway 49 from Nevada City, Grass Valley, etc., take a right at Lincoln Way. Go to next stoplight, which is Auburn-Folsom Road, and take a left. Continue through several stoplights (approximately 1.5 miles). ****SEE BELOW FOR MORE DIRECTIONS

****Turn left onto Maidu Drive. Continue on Maidu Drive through several stop signs for about 1.2 miles, at which point Maidu Drive curves sharply to the left. (If you reach a green gate, you've gone too far.) There is no sign on this part of the road, is rough with some potholes, and goes uphill. Continue for about 0.2 miles. Canyon View Community Center is on the right and is a light yellow/tannish building with green trim. There will be the Sierra Foothills CAMFT poster on the door.

Accommodation for disability, grievance and/or questions, please contact Dianne Murden via email at diannemurde@yahoo.com or call/text (530) 305 2066. Also, please let her know if there is a problem during the workshop.

Sierra Foothills of CAMFT is approved by California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as well as non-licensed AMFT, ASW, APCC, graduate students and trainees. SFC CAMFT Provider # is 97723.
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. This course also meets the qualifications for 6 hours of attendance credit for Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFT), Associate Social Workers (ASW), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCC), trainees and graduate students as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

All Sierra Foothills members are welcome to join the Board of Directors meeting. Notice of this meeting will be provided no later than 10 days prior to the next meeting. We appreciate your involvement!