Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

LA-CAMFT 2023 Law & Ethics Online Workshop

  • 03/19/2023
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Online via Zoom


  • LA-CAMFT Members
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members
  • Associates and Students of LA-CAMFT
  • Non-Members
  • No charge for presenters, board or committee chairs

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LA-CAMFT March 2023
Law & Ethics Online Workshop

Sunday, March 19, 2023
9:00 am-3:30 pm

Meets BBS requirements for mandatory 6 CEs/Ethical Education

6 CEs

Online Via Zoom

A Day in the Life of an LA Therapist:
Exploring Legal and Ethical Issues

Curt Widhalm, LMFT

Therapists in Los Angeles have the opportunity to face it all! Whether it is a the glitz and glamour of being on the latest reality show or working on the streets with homeless clients with severe mental illness, Los Angeles therapists can find themselves facing almost any ethical or legal challenge imaginable. This workshop covers what Los Angeles area therapists are currently facing that is making the local and national headlines…and provides guidance on how to best manage these situations. This workshop meets the 6 CE BBS requirement for licensure renewal.

At the end of this presentation, participants will have a general understanding of the legal and ethical challenges facing LA therapists and best practices for handling them.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe three situations that warrant a child abuse report to be filed
  2. Differentiate a supervisor’s responsibilities from a supervisee’s responsibilities in child abuse reporting requirements
  3. Identify two exceptions to confidentiality in court cases involving mental illness
  4. Describe three key components of informed consent
  5. Define telehealth and documentation requirements
  6. List three laws for therapists newly effective in 2023. 

About Curt Widhalm
Curt Widhalm, LMFT has a group practice in Encino and West Los Angeles that specializes in working with teenagers and provides EMDR and comprehensive DBT. He is a member of the CAMFT Ethics Committee and a lecturer at California State University Northridge where he teaches Law & Ethics in the MFT program. Curt is also the co-host of “The Modern Therapist’s Survival Guide” podcast. 

For more information, contact Di Wilson or Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT.

Event Details

Sunday, March 19, 9am-3:30pm

Online via Zoom (Check-In 8:45am; includes 30-minute lunch break)

$85 for LA-CAMFT Members and Other CAMFT Chapter Members
$85 for CSCSW Members
$100 for Non-Members
$50 Associates and Students of LA-CAMFT
6 CEs provided

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 6 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

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