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  • January 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
United States
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Sierra Foothills CAMFT, Provider # 97723

Date and time:
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lunch is included in the price.

Canyonview Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA 95603

Title: Shh, It’s Confidential: CMIA and HIPPA for California Marriage and Family Therapists

Course Description:

If confidentiality is the cornerstone of the therapist-patient relationship, it behooves therapists to have an accurate understanding of the laws that affect the confidentiality of patient information. What information must be kept confidential? What information could be shared without an authorization? How can we limit third-party access to outpatient information?

In this six-hour presentation, the presenter will review California and HIPPA laws regarding the confidentiality of patient information.

Learning Objectives:

1. Compare the “building blocks” of patient information and confidentiality under California law and HIPPA.

2. Describe the structure of California Civil Code § 56.10 and importance of written authorization.

3. Explain the relationship between California Civil Code § § 56.10 and 56.104 and why this relationship is so important for outpatient psychotherapists.

4. Apply the categories of “T-P-O” to patient information under HIPPA

Target Audience:
This workshop is appropriate for licensed clinicians (LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP) as well as graduate students, trainees or pre-licensed AMFT, ASW, APCC.

Dave Jensen, J.D, has been a Staff Attorney with CAMFT since April, 2002. He was born in Flint, Michigan, and was raised in Tustin, California. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.

Thereafter, Dave passed the California bar examination in February, 1999, on his first try! In 2016, Dave was awarded a Master of Liberal Studies degree (English concentration) from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.

As an attorney with CAMFT, Dave consults with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas and obligations as well as being a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine. He gives numerous law and ethics presentations to CAMFT chapters, schools, and agencies.

CEUs: 6 CEUs or 6 Attendance Hours


   Licensed   Pre-licensed 
Members of Any CAMFT Chapter:  $95 $60
Not a Member of Any CAMFT Chapter:   $105 $70

Course Schedule:

9:00 to 9:15 Introduction and Overview of the Class
9:15 to 10:00 Four Compelling Themes of Confidentiality
10:00 to 10:15 CIMA or HIPPA?
10:15 to 10:45 What Patient Information is Confidential?
10:45 to 11:15 The Importance of Written Authorizations
11:15 to 12:00 Mandated and Permitted Disclosures of Information
1:00 to 1:15 HIPPA’s Minimum Necessary Standard
1:15 to 2:15 California Civil Code § 56.104
2:15 to 2:30 HIPPA and Psychotherapy Notes
2:30 to 3:30 Confidentiality and “Others”
3:30 to 4:00 Practical Applications in Confidentiality

Refund Policy: After the close of early registration on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 6 p.m., refunds may be provided to registrants minus a $5 refund fee. No refunds are made after the close of registration. No partial credit is given for arriving late or leaving early.

Instructions for requesting accommodations for disability and for addressing grievances: Please contact Dianne Murden at diannemurde@yahoo.com or call/text her at 530 305 2066. Contact her in person if there is a problem during the workshop.

Award of CEU certificates or Certificates of Completion: Attendees will receive CEU or Completion Certificates at the end of the course and upon completion of course evaluation.

This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSW, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as well as 6 hours of attendance credit for AMFTs, ASWs, APCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Sierra Foothills Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSW, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as well as 6 hours of attendance credit for AMFTs, ASWs, APCCs. Sierra Foothills Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.