Law & Ethics: Creating Clarity, Focus, and Reasonable Expectation at the Outset of Treatment and Beyond

  • June 05, 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom



Law and Ethics: Creating Clarity, Focus, and Reasonable Expectations at Outset of Treatment and Beyond

Who: SBCAMFT members and Non-SBCAMFT members  (Join now!)

Where: Zoom

When: June 5, 2024 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description: During this 3-hour Law and Ethics presentation CAMFT Staff Attorney, Sara Jasper, will describe key issues to address at the outset of treatment with a particular emphasis on the importance of identifying the patient unit of treatment and setting up reasonable expectations within the patient unit. Ms. Jasper will talk about how this can be achieved through a discussion of patient goals, clarification of professional boundaries and competencies as well as key policies and procedures. Ms. Jasper will cover the No Surprises Act and how to discuss Medicare with patients now that LMFTs (and LPCCs) are Medicare eligible. Finally, Ms. Jasper to discuss additional issues to consider when treating patients with disabilities. The legal and practical information covered will help clinicians comply with their Americans with Disabilities (ADA) responsibilities.

The workshop will also address some of the most complex reporting issues therapists face, including: distinguishing between lawful vs. unlawful corporal punishment, when / whether to report consensual sexual activity with and between minors, and how CANRA’s mandated reporting rules apply to sexting between minors.

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Recording Information: This presentation will also be recorded and will be available for two months after the live presentation!

Cost: $60 for SBCAMFT members, $65 for CAMFT members, $85 for non-members

About the Presenter: A member of the State Bar of California since 2008, Sara Jasper, Esq. joined CAMFT as a Staff Attorney in 2011. Before coming to CAMFT, she worked as the Legal Liaison and Administrative Officer for the Sacramento Police Department and as an Associate at Middleton, Young & Minney, LLP where she practiced education and employment law. During law school, Sara clerked for the California Judicial Council, Center for Children, Families and the Courts and for the National Center for Youth Law. Since joining CAMFT, Sara has become a Certified Association Executive and earned her certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management. As a CAMFT staff attorney, Brad takes member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to CAMFT's publication, the Therapist. Prior to joining CAMFT’s legal team, Brad worked on litigation and regulatory matters as an attorney for San Diego Gas & Electric Company.

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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/Cancellation 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) Course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

7) SB CAMFT 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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA accommodates 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.

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