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🎧 Friday CE Series: Professional Wills Made Easy, with Meri Hayos JD LMFT

  • Fri, November 13, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Advance Registration REQUIRED for this Online event


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A therapist's professional will sets out in advance several key items in the event you are incapacitated or die, including:

  • Who will let your clients know what has happened, and how will clients be contacted?
  • What manner of transition will be set up so that existing clients have continuity of care?
  • What provisions can be made for clients to process their own loss, grief, and other reactions in the case of a therapist's death?
  • What will happen with a therapist's office, client records, billing and insurance, and office belongings?

This course reviews the need for mental health professionals to have a professional will. We will review the ethical standards related to professional wills, the necessary components of a professional will, and help practitioners understand what to do once their professional will has been created. Meri Hayos, both an attorney and licensed MFT, will lead clinicians through the ins and outs of writing your professional will. 

Course outline

1. Why create a professional will?

2. Applicable ethical standards

3. Components of a professional will (including a template to help create the will and time in the course to help complete the template)

4. What to do with the will after it is prepared


Meri Hayos is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in San Rafael, California. She obtained a J.D. in 1983 and was a practicing employment law attorney for almost 30 before changing careers to pursue a psychotherapy practice. She obtained her MS in Counseling Psychology in 2013. As an attorney, Meri’s work primarily involved counseling managers, employees and human resource professionals on workplace and ethical issues.

Upon registering you will receive a Zoom link and password.

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be video recorded. By registering for this event you are consenting to a recording being made which may include your name and a video of you in attendance. In addition, an audio recording of this event will be posted on the Marin CAMFT website's events library, and available to members for review and downloading. By registering for this event you are consenting to be recorded and are aware that the recording may be accessed by Marin CAMFT members. If you ask questions or make comments during this event, be aware that your question, name, and/or voice may be contained in this recording.his event will be recorded.

  • Time: 12 noon to 2 pm
  • Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.
  • Location:  Online via Zoom. Password and link sent upon registration.
  • Information: For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series and about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director, Pat Saunders.
  • Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation. 
  • Refund Policy: Refunds are not available for this program, which is free to Marin CAMFT members and $10 for non members. Please email the CE Director with refund requests or any questions.
  • Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the CE Director.
  • Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.
  • CE: This workshop meets the qualifications for two hours of continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. We regret that at this time we are not able to provide CE units for Licensed Psychologists. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents contact Pat SaundersCE Director for more information.

Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484

Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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