FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

"Legal & Ethical Issues in Supervision: Current Standards and Prospective Changes"
Presented by CAMFT Staff Attorneys Michael Griffin, J.D., LCSW and Anastasia Johnson, J.D.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. |6 CEs | Level of Learning: All Levels
Michael Griffin, J.D., LCSW and Anastasia Johnson, J.D.



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Course Description:  

 This workshop is intended to provide an overview of key legal and ethical standards which apply to the supervision of pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and professional clinical counselors. The course will include a discussion of current laws as well as the statutory changes which are anticipated to occur, pursuant to the passage of AB 93.

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify two or more ways to locate relevant California statutes and regulations that apply to supervision of pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and professional clinical counselors. 
  2. Identify and describe three or more relevant ethical standards which concern advertising and required disclosures by pre-licensed therapists.
  3. Identify and describe three or more California statutes or regulations which concern the employment of pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and professional clinical counselors. 
  4. Identify three or more anticipated changes to California statutes which concern the supervision of pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and professional clinical counselors.

Michael Griffin, J.D., LCSW is a practicing psychotherapist in Orange County, CA, and is an attorney with CAMFT, where he consults with CAMFT’s members regarding legal and ethical issues. Throughout his career, Griffin has been employed as a therapist, clinical case manager, and clinical supervisor to MFT Interns and Associate Clinical Social Workers.  He served as a program manager, and outpatient clinic director, and was the director of clinical operations for one of the largest non-profit organizations in Orange County, CA, and was employed in the department of Psychiatry at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA, where he worked as a child-family therapist, clinical supervisor, and outpatient clinic director, and was the coordinator of school-based mental health programs.

Anastasia Johnson, J.D., is a Staff Attorney at CAMFT. Johnson received her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Her professional interests focus on family and health care law, and her current projects include contributing articles to The Therapist. Johnson believes that the most important part of her position is educating members about their legal and ethical duties

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