The Psychotherapist as the Creator of Outcomes
Presented by Dave Jensen, JD
David Jensen, J.D., will stress the importance of the psychotherapist's role as a creator of legal and ethical outcomes, whether for good or for ill. In particular, he will instruct attendees on the ten fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely, and confidently. This course will also cover the important subjects of patients who are dangerous to third parties, and provide attendees with an overview of the BBS administrative hearing process.
The event includes a hot breakfast buffet, a buffet luncheon, afternoon snacks, drinks, 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. Early bird registration ends Aug. 13!
8:30 am check-in and breakfast with the presentation starting at 9:00 am. Walk-in attendees, please arrive early to complete your registration and payment.
- Identify the ten fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely, and most important confidently.
- List three differences between the duty to warn, the duty to protect, and the duty to report.
- Describe three aspects of a clinician’s credibility as a psychotherapist.
- List four hallmarks of thorough Tarasoff evaluation.
About the Presenter
Dave Jensen, JD 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.
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 at the workshop, you will need to print them and bring them.
Registration: Register and pay online with a credit card, PayPal, or check. 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. The registration price increases by $30 for this option. Continuing Education: SCV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs (CAMFT CE Provider #052466). SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science. This presentation is suitable for all clinical levels. Certificates: To obtain your certificate, you must sign-in and sign-out at the event and complete a program evaluation. These are CAMFT requirements. You will be emailed a link to the evaluation within a week after the event. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will have access to the certificate. You must add your name and license number to make it official. This link will be active for 2 weeks after the email is sent. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.