Upcoming Event!


  • Morning Presentation
    June 27, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Afternoon Presentation
    June 27, 2022
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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CAMFT Law & Ethics Training

Monday 6/27/2022

Morning Presentation (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Telehealth, incl. BBS and Recent Issues and Out-of-State License Portability

Afternoon Presentation (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Ethics and Dual Relationships/Conflict of Interest

Last day for registration is 6/24/2022, at 12 Noon

After you register, a link will be sent to you by our Zoom host Dean Bender prior to the presentation.


Morning Presentation:

Telehealth Out-of-State & License Portability

9:00 am – Noon

The last two years have been a whirlwind, with many therapists quickly pivoting to offer telehealth services. This 3-hour workshop on the laws and ethics of telehealth will address California’s standards of practice for telehealth, the ethical standards applicable to telehealth, HIPAA’s telehealth requirements, the use of telehealth by pre-licensees, and issues relating to practicing telehealth across state lines.

Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW has been a member of the CAMFT legal team since 2007. A graduate of the USC School of Social Work and Chapman University School of Law, Mr. Griffin earned his LCSW in 1982 and his California license as an Attorney in 2002. He has a broad professional background in various mental health settings (including Western Youth Services in Orange County, California, and Rady Children’s Psychiatry Dep’t in San Diego) as a clinician, administrator, supervisor, clinical case manager, school program coordinator, and outpatient clinic director, and has served as an oral examiner for LCSW candidates. In addition to his work for CAMFT, Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist with adults, adolescents and children in Laguna Niguel, California

Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney, takes CAMFT member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to The Therapist. Before joining CAMFT’s legal team, Kristin represented healthcare systems and professionals in professional negligence litigation at La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames. Since entering the legal profession, Kristin has worked in various capacities presenting to and advocating on behalf of her clients both in and outside of the courtroom. Kristin received her B.A. from The College of Wooster in 2006 and graduated from The American University Washington College of Law with her J.D. in 2012.

Educational Goals

  • Gain a greater understanding of providing care via telehealth, what state and federal laws and regulations apply, and best practices to follow when providing care via telehealth.

Measurable Learning Objectives

  • Identify the 4 one-time actions a therapist must take upon initiating telehealth with a patient.
  • Identify the 3 actions therapists must take each session of telehealth.
  • Analyze the steps a therapist should take if a patient is located out-of-state.
  • Analyze whether HIPAA regulations pertain to their telehealth practice and how best to apply those regulations to maintain patient confidentiality.

Afternoon Presentation:

Unraveling Entangling Alliances: Guidance for Navigating Dual Relationships and Conflicts of Interest

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dual relationships and conflicts of interest are among the most complex and complicated ethical issues therapists encounter in practice. This workshop will provide therapists with the information they need to recognize and appropriately respond to these ethical challenges. The workshop will include a discussion of vignettes concerning ethical issues.

As a CAMFT staff attorney, Bradley J. Muldrow, Esq. takes member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to CAMFT's publication, the Therapist. Prior to joining CAMFT’s legal team, Brad worked on litigation and regulatory matters as an attorney for San Diego Gas & Electric Company. Since becoming an attorney, Brad has given law and ethics presentations to attorneys and judges as a member of the J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court. He has also served as a board member for the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation, a San Diego-based nonprofit.

Educational Goals

  • Learn how to recognize and appropriately respond to dual / multiple relationships and conflicts of interest.
  • Understand the potential dangers that dual / multiple relationships and conflicts of interest pose to therapeutic relationships as well as the circumstances under which it may be appropriate to continue treatment despite dual / multiple relationships and conflicts of interest.

Measurable Learning Objectives

  • Name three key ethical issues to assess when determining: 1) whether they are involved in dual / multiple relationships or conflicts of interest; and 2) the appropriateness of continuing treatment despite the presence of dual / multiple relationships or conflicts of interest.
  • Recognize critical ethical rules and BBS regulations governing dual / multiple relationships and conflicts of interest.
  • Identify important ways that consultation group participation can assist them in navigating issues related to dual / multiple relationships and conflicts of interest.

Course Training Level:
This is appropriate for all levels.

Award of Course Completion Certificates:
Upon completion of course, attendees will receive a Certificate for 3 CEUs per course for a total of 6 CEUs for both after completing course evaluations.


Member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $40
Pre-licensed (not Sierra Foothills member): $15
Pre-licensed (Sierra Foothills member):    $0*

Not a member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $50
Pre-licensed:    $15

* Please note that any current pre-licensed member of Sierra Foothills CAMFT will be offered this training at no charge due to a generous donation to the Chapter.

Refund Policy:
Registration closes on Friday June 24, 2022 at 12:00 Noon. Refunds may be provided prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 registration refund fee. No refunds are available after the close of registration. No partial credit is given for arriving late or leaving early.

Accommodation for disability and for addressing grievances:
Contact Cicily Baird (916) 546-8036 or email at therapybycicily@gmail.com.

Sierra Foothills CAMFT is approved by the 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. Provider number is 97723. This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit per course or 6 for both for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

All Sierra Foothills Chapter members are welcome to join the Board of Directors meeting. The next meeting is on 6/11/2022 on ZOOM at 8:30 a.m. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Cicily Baird at therapybycicily@gmail.com so a link can be sent to you.

Please note the next Sierra Foothills Zoom workshop is on: Sat. Aug. 13, 9:30-noon Presented by: Claire Blakey, “Private Practice Issues”

(At this time we do not have a July presentation scheduled.)