Using the Language of the Law to “Salt and Pepper” Your Treatment Records (6 CEUs included)
Presented by Dave Jensen, J.D.
Many clinicians struggle with the content of their treatment records. They wonder how much to write. Should I write a little or a lot? What really needs to be in my records? In this six-hour course, CAMFT staff attorney, Dave Jensen, JD, will review fundamental aspects of recordkeeping. This presentation will satisfy the BBS's on-going requirement of six CEUs in law and ethics.
The workshop is designed to help attendees:
- Explain the “building blocks” of the BBS’s law regarding recordkeeping
- Identify mistakes made by colleagues in the area of recordkeeping
- State the core subject areas of a treatment record
- Compare/contrast recordkeeping requirements of the public and private mental health systems
- Identify key legal terms that should “salt and pepper” your records, treatment or otherwise
- Describe the “D-A-V-E Way” of keeping records
The event includes continental breakfast, a buffet luncheon and 6 CEUs. Our venue, Michael’s at Shoreline offers a spacious meeting room and outdoor patio for breaks and meals. Please join us and enjoy being a part of the SCV-CAMFT community. Handout materials will be sent to workshop registrants the week of the workshop. Don’t forget to bring your business cards for informal networking.
Dave Jensen has been a staff attorney with CAMFT since April 2002. As an attorney with CAMFT, he consults with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas, and he is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine. Dave gives numerous law and ethics presentations to chapters, schools, and agencies, which have helped therapists to better understand their legal and ethical obligations.
Workshop Handouts: An email with a link to the handouts will be sent to workshop registrants the week of the workshop. We will not provide paper handouts. If you want them, you will have to print them and bring them yourself.
8:30 am check-in, registration, and continental breakfast with the presentation starting at 9:00 am. Walk-in attendees, please arrive early to complete your registration and payment.
Registration: Register and pay online with a credit card, PayPal, or check. Checks must be received by September 19 for early bird registration and by October 17 for regular registration. Please allow 10 days to process check payments. Mail checks to: SCV-CAMFT, P.O. Box 60814, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Walk In Registration: If space is available you can register as a walk-in. This can be done online Oct. 18-19, or at the event. The registration price increases by $30 for this option. How do I know I am registered? Log into the SCV-CAMFT site, on the My Account page, click the My Events link to see. Continuing Education: This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science (CAMFT CE Provider #052466). SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This presentation is suitable for all clinical levels. 6.0 CEUs are offered by attending this event. You must sign in and sign out at the registration desk. This is a BBS requirement. No exceptions are permitted. Certificates will be emailed 2-3 weeks after the event. Cancellations: Refunds will be issued, minus a $30 administrative fee, if a request for cancellation is received by the Monday before the event. No refunds will be issued if a request for cancellation is received after the Monday before the event. To cancel, please send an email to email@example.com or call the chapter voicemail at 408-235-0210. Refunds will be issued within ten (10) business days. Accommodations for Disability: The Santa Clara Valley chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-235-0210. Requests must be made one week in advance. Grievance Policy: Any concern or grievance can be put in writing and emailed to the chapter coordinator at email@example.com.