Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Defining Legal and Ethical Issues for Therapists in a Changing California

  • 03/17/2024
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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

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LA-CAMFT March 2024
Law & Ethics Online Workshop

Sunday, March 17, 2024
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Meets BBS requirements for mandatory 6 CEs/Ethical Education
and 3 hours of Law & Ethics coursework for pre-licensed renewal.

6 CEs

Online Via Zoom

Sponsored by

Defining Legal and Ethical Issues
for Therapists in a Changing California

Curt Widhalm, LMFT

Across California and throughout the nation, mental health advocacy has led to expanded access and rights for patients seeking behavioral health services. This means new opportunities and responsibilities for therapists to remain compliant with updated laws. This course explores new (and old) responsibilities for client documentation, access to records, MFTs serving as Medicare providers, and the interaction with technical advances such as artificial intelligence.

Educational Goal
This workshop is intended for licensed and pre-licensed master’s level therapists with beginner-to-advanced experience to cover the foundations of clinical documentation, expanded practice through Medicare, ethical considerations for technology and artificial intelligence, and updates to laws for California MFTs. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe three required pieces of a client record.
  2. Identify three requirements for Good Faith Estimates.
  3. Critique three situations when clients request access to records.
  4. Distinguish three considerations for client privacy when using technology.
  5. Translate two standards of minimal technological competency for therapists.
  6. List three laws for therapists newly effective in 2024.

About Curt Widhalm
Curt Widhalm, LMFT, is the owner of Real Honest Therapy 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 Jenni J.V. Wilson.

Event Details

Sunday, March 17, 2024, 9am-4:00pm

Online via Zoom
(Check-In 8:30am; includes two 15-minute breaks and a 30-minute lunch break)

$85 for LA-CAMFT Members and Other CAMFT Chapter Members
$85 for CSCSW Members
$35 Prelicensed Member of LA-CAMFT/Other CAMFT Chapter
$100 for Non-Members
$50 for Prelicensed Non-Members
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 Jenni J.V. Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

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

Grievances: Program Administrator, Di Wilson, 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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