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Saturday Workshop Series: Telehealth: Law & Ethics, Technology, and Best Practices for Connecting with Your Clients

  • Sat, June 17, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 1:15 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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Satisfy the new BBS requirement for telehealth training with Marin CAMFT

Telehealth: Law & Ethics, Technology, and Best Practices for Connecting with Your Clients

3 CEs available

This course is designed to satisfy the requirements of California AB 1759 (Chapter 520, Statutes of 2022), which goes into effect on July 1, 2023. Based on this new law, the California Board of Behavioral Sciences requires current license holders up for renewal and future applicants for licensure to have completed three hours of training in the provision of mental health services, including law and ethics related to telehealth.

Workshop Description

In many ways, providing therapy through Zoom or other online options is similar to working with a client in person – except when the technology glitches out, or the client is in crisis. Are you prepared for these situations? This course offers specific guidance on the legal requirements and practical considerations for providing therapy by telehealth in California, including informed consent, assessing appropriateness for telehealth, telehealth across state lines, HIPAA and confidentiality, and documentation. You’ll learn about important safety plans that should be prepared for each client, along with suggestions for implementing a simple technology failure protocol. The focus will be on best practices for two-way video therapy conducted on Zoom or other platforms, though all telehealth modalities will be discussed.

Educational Goals

This course covers the California laws for delivery of telehealth by LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs, along with ethical requirements established by professional associations including CAMFT, ACA, etc., with a focus on client safety and unique considerations for clinical care via telehealth.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this morning presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. Assess a prospective client for suitability for therapy via telehealth.
  2. Identify 3 requirements in California law for documenting telehealth sessions with clients.
  3. Name 3 components of a client telehealth safety plan.
  4. Explain when telehealth is permitted across state lines and describe how a California therapist should assess legality of providing telehealth to a specific client in a specific state before providing care.
  5. Describe 2 ways that telehealth may increase equity in mental health for marginalized populations and support social justice.
  6. Apply an ethical decision-making model to common scenarios that uniquely arise in the provision of telehealth.

Presenter Lisa Wenninger

Lisa WenningerLisa Wenninger, MA, MBA, NCC, APCC, BC-TMH (she/her) is a second-year doctoral student in Counselor Education & Supervision at Antioch University, with a research focus on antiracist skills in counseling, and coursework and experience in teaching teletherapy skills to counseling students. Lisa was herself trained in telehealth starting in early 2019 in her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. She is a CCE Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider and received the 2022 CCE Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider training award by the NBCC Foundation. Lisa has an MBA from Columbia and extensive experience in technology from a 20-year career in software development before becoming a therapist. Lisa is a California APCC and a National Certified Counselor. Lisa's clinical website is

Attendance for the entirety of the Zoom event and completion of the course evaluation afterwards will qualify for 3.0 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, June 17
  • Time: 10:00 am to 1:15 pm Pacific (3 hours of instruction plus 15 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 afterwards in order to receive a completion certificate, which will be emailed to you when the evaluation is submitted. Because of the requirement to attend the training in full, if you attempt to log in to the Zoom meeting late, after the training is already underway, you may not be admitted from the waiting room. Please log onto the event promptly at the listed event start time.

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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