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Staying on the BBS' Good Side

  • Friday, September 17, 2021
  • Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • Friday, September 17, 2021, 9:00 AM 12:15 PM (PDT)
  • Saturday, September 18, 2021, 9:00 AM 12:15 PM (PDT)


  • for SCV-CAMFT members
  • for MFT Associates and MFT students

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Annual Law and Ethics Workshop

Presented by Dave Jensen, JD

6 CEUs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs


Dave will join us again as our law and ethics presenter! We know everyone has enjoyed his presentation style and humor, so we are excited to be able to bring him again this year. This presentation will be online over 2 days.

The benefits to be gained from this presentation include a realistic understanding of the statutory and regulatory powers that the BBS has in disciplining licenses and registrations, an understanding of the most common types of licensing board trouble that therapists get themselves into, and the psychological and emotional realization that the majority of such troubles can be avoided with a committment to fundamental practices. 

In this 6-hour presentation, which is divided into two different 3-hour time periods, Attorney Dave Jensen, formerly of CAMFT, will review the statutory and regulatory powers that the BBS has to discipline your license or associate registration.  Mr. Jensen will review the underlying laws and regulations and actual case examples to illutrate the concepts involved.  By the end of the class, you will have a thorough understanding of what the BBS expects of licensees and registrants in terms of good conduct, and what to do to stay on the BBS' good side.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, you will know how to:

  1. Describe the complaint mechanism process for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  2. Discuss the twenty-five ways that licensees and associates can get into trouble with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  3. Explain the differences between a Citation and an Accusation/Statement of Issues.
  4. Identify the "things" licensees and associates can do to stay on the good side of the BBS

About the Presenter

Mr. Jensen worked in-house for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) for many years, where he assisted CAMFT’s members in understanding and complying with their legal and ethical requirements. A popular and engaging presenter, Mr. Jensen has given numerous workshops throughout the state on compliance issues for psychotherapists. In addition, to providing workshops for local chapters of CAMFT, he also conducts trainings for nonprofit agencies, government agencies, and universities. He has also assisted psychotherapists in forming professional corporations and nonprofit corporations.


SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 6 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and LCSWs.

The views expressed in presentations made at SCV-CAMFT meetings or events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of SCV-CAMFT. Presentations at SCV-CAMFT events do not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

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