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🎧Saturday Workshop Series: Law & Ethics Part 1 (morning): Changes to California Law and Trends in Ethical Standards for Therapists

  • Sat, October 22, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • online via Zoom


  • Please be logged in to your Marin CAMFT account in order for the member rate to be available.
  • Members of RECAMFT, SFCAMFT, and EBCAMFT are invited to participate in this MCAMFT event at a reduced rate. Please specify your member ID from your sister chapter.
  • Available to Student and Registered Associate members of Marin CAMFT. (Note: No refunds, as our processing fee is the same amount as the event fee.)
  • Available to pre-licensed trainees and associates who are not members of Marin CAMFT.
  • Code required, please contact the Marin CAMFT Board if you believe you should have access.

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Earn your Law & Ethics CEs with Marin CAMFT this Fall!

Part 1 - Morning Session: Law & Ethics: Changes in California Law and Trends in Ethical Standards for Therapists

3 CEs available

Marin CAMFT is excited to host Ben Caldwell for our law and ethics trainings this year. Ben Caldwell is a longtime advocate for our profession, frequently making public comments on issues of licensure, supervision, and telehealth in BBS open meetings, and working to create change. We hope you'll join us for these timely workshops as Ben shares with us the latest changes in the legal and ethical environment for practicing psychotherapy!

Register for one or both of these two workshops being held on October 22. Each will be different! Both qualify for the BBS requirement for Law & Ethics continuing education.

This information is for the Morning Session: Saturday, October 22, 9am to 12:30pm.  Information for the Afternoon Session is available here.

Law & Ethics 2022 Two-Part Series: Adapting to the New Realities of Clinical Practice

The coronavirus pandemic changed a great deal about how therapists think and work. Some emergency provisions around telehealth have been made permanent. Demand for mental health services has increased dramatically. And many clinicians are on the edge of burnout. Join us for one or both of this two-part series on the law and ethics of the changing psychotherapy profession in California.

Part 1 (morning):  Changes in California Law and Trends in Ethical Standards for Psychotherapy

Workshop Description

In this first presentation, we will review the many recent and planned changes to California law for master’s-level mental health professionals. Rules have changed significantly in the past two years, from Emotional Support Animal letters to major changes in supervision rules. Additional meaningful changes around telehealth and continuing education are on the horizon. Meanwhile, ethics codes are continuing to evolve, most recently with updates to the NASW code of ethics in 2021. We'll review larger trends in ethics with an eye toward future updates to MFT and counseling codes. Clinicians who are fully aware of, and adapt to, these changes can reduce risk to their practices, their clients, and their supervisees.

Learning Objectives for Part 1

Upon completion of this morning presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. List at least four recent changes in relevant state law for California master’s-level mental health providers
  2. List at least three planned future changes in state law for California master’s-level mental health providers.
  3. Describe at least two trends in professional ethical standards for mental health care.
  4. Describe at least two ways in which telehealth standards and practices have impacted equity and diversity in mental health care.

Presenter Ben Caldwell

photo of Ben Caldwell, PsyD, LMFTBenjamin E. Caldwell, PsyD, is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#42723) and Adjunct Faculty for California State University Northridge and The Wright Institute in Berkeley. He is the author of Saving Psychotherapy and Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Dr. Caldwell is a widely recognized expert on mental health ethics and policy, spending 10 years as Chair of the Advocacy Committee for AAMFT-California, serving a 3-year term on the AAMFT Ethics Committee, serving as Chair of the workgroup that produced Best Practices in the Online Practice of Couple and Family Therapy, and serving as Editor of the User's Guide to the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics.

Attendance for the entirety of the Zoom event and completion of the course evaluation afterwards will qualify for 3.0 Law & Ethics Continuing Education hours.

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be recorded. By registering for this event you are consenting to a recording being made which may include your voice and/or image. This recording may be available for review and downloading. By registering for this event, you are agreeing for your likeliness to possibly be used by Marin CAMFT.

Upon registering you will receive a Zoom link and password.

  • Date: Saturday, October 22
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Pacific (3 hours of instruction plus 30 minutes for breaks)
  • Location:  Online via Zoom. Password and link sent upon registration.

Additional Information

For more information about the Saturday Workshop Series or about joining the Committee, please contact Marin CAMFT's Director of Programs Norman Hering.

  • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and/or LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. These CEUs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. We regret that at this time we are not able to provide CE units for Licensed Psychologists. Participants must attend the full live session and complete the evaluation at the end to receive CE completion certificate. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Contact the Director of Programs for more information.

  • 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.

  • Refund Policy: Refunds are available up to 7 days in advance event, subject to a $20 administrative fee. We're sorry but we do not provide refunds in case of non-attendance by the registrant. To request a refund, please email If you have questions about this policy, please contact the Director of Programs.

  • Request for Accommodations: If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the Director of Programs.

  • Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Director of Programs.

  • Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, creed, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, ability, 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.

CEs are available only with attendance for the entirety of the Zoom session. You must complete the course evaluation at the end in order to receive a completion certificate. Certificates are sent out by email within one week of the event, pending receipt of the evaluation. 

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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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