RECORDING of Deposition Do's and Don'ts

  • July 10, 2020
  • September 25, 2020
  • Online


  • This is the standard rate for non- SB CAMFT members and guests.
  • This special discounted rate is a SB CAMFT member benefit available to current members of the Santa Barbara CAMFT Chapter.

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This is our first of 4 Law and Ethics Presentations. 

Register now for the FREE RECORDING (for SBCAMFT members!) July 10th CE (1.5 hours of CE credits) Part I Law and Ethics Presentation: Deposition Do's and Don't's.

Kristin Roscoe, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney, Shares what to expect when a therapist is called to provide testimony at a deposition in their professional capacity.

Topics Covered: 

  • Outline
    1. Depositions in General
      1. The attorney’s toolbox
      2. What is a deposition
      3. Role of depositions in litigation
    2. Notification Process for Depositions
      1. The Deposition Subpoena
      2. Service of the Subpoena
      3. Hiring a lawyer
      4. Obtain client direction
      5. The Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege
    3. The Deposition Itself
      1. Whether to appear
      2. Where it will occur
      3. How long it will last
      4. Getting paid to appear
      5. Who is in the room
      6. What to wear
      7. What to expect
      8. The ground rules
    4. Ethical Considerations
      1. Provide truthful testimony
      2. Remain impartial
      3. Express professional opinions
      4. Professional communications

Learning Objectives

  • Measurable Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able to 

    1. Identify the two primary reasons why a therapist might be called to provide deposition testimony. 
    2. Analyze the information in a deposition subpoena in order to convey that information to their patient(s). 
    3. State the three individuals who may assert the psychotherapist patient privilege. 
    4. Identify the seven ground rules common to most depositions.

Kristin Roscoe, Esq. CAMFT Attorney

As a staff Attorney for CAMFT, Ms. Roscoe provides legal and ethical advice to CAMFT’s approximately 32,000 members on issues pertaining to the practice of marriage and family therapy in California. Additionally she creates and presents legal and ethical workshops for CAMFT members.

Additional Notes Pertaining To Our Policy As A CE Provider:

1) This course has been designed for a mental health professional that include LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Also, Pre-licensed and Associate members may earn hours of experience for attending the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisor.

2) Refund/Cancelation Policy: Attendees may cancel registration and request a refund one week from the time of the event.

3) To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at

4) To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email

5) Course Completion Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.

6) As required by the California Board of Behavioral Science, this course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's.

7) SBCAMFT provider number (57942).

8) Santa Barbara Chapter CAMFT is Approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and content.

9) The America with Disabilites Act (ADA accomodates attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Event is ADA compliant.

Additional Information:

*This webinar will be available by Zoom. If you do not already have a free Zoom account, sign up for it today. The Zoom link will be emailed in advance of the webinar. The webinar will be a mixture of lecture and also Q&A.

For more information and online registration, click on the following link: July 10th Online CE Law and Ethics Webinar: Deposition Do's and Don'ts.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Warm regards,

Claire Blakey, MA, LMFT 

Vice President/President Elect 

Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT

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