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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Morning Activity
  • "Be a Roll Model: Caregiver 
    Self-Care"
    Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT
    6:00 am - 7:30 am
"Morning Activity
"Be a Roll Model: Caregiver Self-Care"

Presenter: Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT

1.5 CE Hours
All Learning Levels
 

Caring for others can take a toll on your client, the Caregiver. The physical stress of sitting, the rigors of deep listening, and the thicket of paperwork can whittle away at your client’s vitality and enthusiasm. In this workshop, learn self-myofascial massage strategies for your client, the care-giver. The workshop utilizes grippy, pliable self-massage balls to improve breath and postural mechanics, soothe feet, and provide a focused calm. Adding in moments of tactile self-care throughout the day can quickly alter one’s outlook by tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system. The Roll Model method helps your client replenish their inner resources so that they remain resilient and resourceful.

This workshop aims to inspire mental health professionals to become more aware of posture and breath for their client’s health and well-being. It teaches easy-to-do self-massage that improves mobility, muscle function, circulation, and self-regulation.

Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the mechanical stresses of sitting.
  2. Experience fascial mobilization in multiple areas of the body.
  3. Stimulate the relaxation response through breath, position, and self-massage of trunk muscles.
  4. Identify muscles of the feet that contribute to low back pain.
  5. Identify muscles of respiration on the back of the body.
  6. Use an exercise to awaken the gluteal muscles after prolonged sitting in client sessions.

Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT, is a pain-relief and wellness expert with 28 years of corrective-movement expertise that forges links between the worlds of yoga, massage, athletics, and pain management. Her signature self-care fitness programs are found at gyms, yoga studios, hospitals, and corporations worldwide. Jill has been featured in Yoga Journal, Shape, and Self, and on the Today show, and she is a contributing expert on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is the author of The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body and the creator of dozens of DVDs. www.tuneupfitness.com.

All Day Workshops
  • "What's Missing from your Practice? 
    Intro to Somatic Intervention"
    Ricki Bernstein, LCSW
    8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • "Technology: A Clearer Vision"
    Holli Kenley, MA, LMFT
    8:00 am - 5:45 pm
"What's Missing from your Practice? Intro to Somatic Intervention"
Presenter: Ricki Bernstein, LCSW

5 CE Hours
All Learning Levels
This workshop will teach the somatic language many of us didn’t learn in our clinical training. Focusing on the moment to moment process, using all parts of the brain, you’ll learn to listen past the content and hear what hasn’t been said. Integrating the seminal work of Eugene Gendlin, Dan Siegel, Peter Levine, Diana Fosha, and Stephen Porges (among others), Ricki Bernstein will teach her wide angle approach to somatic psychotherapy. With clarity, simplicity and memorable examples, Ricki translates complex neurobiological concepts into concrete interventions available for immediate clinical use.
"Technology: A Clearer Vision"
Presenter: Holli Kenley, MA, LMFT

5 CE Hours
All Learning Levels

In an August 2017 Washington Post article titled “I Spent My Career In Technology. I Wasn’t Prepared For Its Effects On My Kids,” Melinda Gates explains, “As a mother who wants to make sure her children are safe and happy, I worry. And I think back to how I might have done things differently.” As we become more dependent on technology, there is mounting evidence regarding the deleterious effects of usage, especially for children. In this workshop, let’s sharpen our therapeutic skills so our clients know how to do things differently.

Goal One: Present research-based evidence on the relational dynamics of indirect or electronic communications. Goal Two: Present research-based evidence on the degree of access to, exposure to, and consumption of technology and its impact on the health and well-being of individuals, parents, and families.

Goal Three: Present strategies for creating a clearer vision of our relationship with technology by focusing on two areas: increasing awareness through education and implementing interventions within a holistic approach.

Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe three behavioral norms of indirect communication — anonymity, pseudonymity, and power differential — and discuss their impact on the human condition.
  2. Explain the relevance of Social Cognitive Learning Theory and the Theory of Moral Disengagement in connection with the changing and evolving behaviors of a technology-driven environment..
  3. Define Behavioral Addiction and discuss its relevance to the degree of access to, exposure to, and consumption of technology..
  4. Identify and articulate at least two side effects for each of the following, based on current research:.
  5. a. Clinical and behavioral b. Psychological and emotional c. Neurological and cognitive d. Physical e. Psychosocial and relational f. Inner-personal g. Family interaction and parenting
  6. Describe and discuss at least six educational resources and their programs, policies, and practices for creating awareness, increasing understanding, and building healthier relationships with technology..
  7. Identify and implement specific interventions to address the needs of their clients within a holistic approach..

Holli Kenley, M.A., LMFT, works in the field of psychology as an author, therapist, and workshop presenter. As a thought leader in areas such as cyberbullying, betrayal, and screen dependence, she has been a six-time peer presenter at the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists’s annual state conference and a featured/keynote speaker at college-level clinical programs, state and national advocacy organizations, and educational institutions. Holli has authored nine recovery books and one novel. Prior to and during her career as a therapist, she taught for 30 years in public education.

Morning Workshops
  • "Difficult to Dangerous"
    Ronald Mah, MA, Ph.D., LMFT
    8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • "Trauma In Schools"
    Scott Poland, Ed.D.
    8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • "Counseling Emergency First
    Responders in a Culture of Mental
    Toughness"
    Sara Gilman, PsyD., LMFT
    8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • "The Art of the Progress Notes" 
    Elizabeth P. Irias, MS, LMFT
    8:00 am - 10:00 am
Difficult to Dangerous
Presenter: Ronald Mah, Ma, Ph.D, LMFT

2 CE Hours
All Learning Levels

 

Therapists face presenting issues involving aggression and impulsive, violent thoughts, writing, or behaviors. How dangerous is the client, and what is the likelihood of physical assault? There are often complex issues and circumstances that make someone “act out” or become moody. Effective treatment comes from appropriate assessments of client personality, issues, and circumstances. Such theoretical clarity subsequently informs treatment approaches and interventions. The training will help clinicians differentiate among:

  • challenging behaviors that are relatively simple and benign to deal with (low potential for aggression and/or violence).
  • more problematic episodic and/or intense behaviors (moderate potential for aggression and/or violence). •
  • indications of high potential for aggression and/or violence.

Current developments include references to episodes of violence from within the adult life span of most participants, up through last year. The media has recently considered cues that may have been observable and could have instigated intervention prior to acts of violence. The workshop draws upon established psychological and social science research and combines them into tools for assessing violence and danger potential. This includes assessments not just of clients with potential for violence but also of family members and other associates who may be dangerous to the clients.

Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify criteria to diagnose danger and violence potential in clients.
  2. List preventative processes for children, teens, adults, parents, teachers, families, and classrooms.
  3. Identify diagnostic criteria for children’s and teen’s behavior based on theoretically sound and appropriate treatment tools.
  4. Use alternative diagnostic options rather than diagnose from stereotypical professional or personal orientations.

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D., LMFT, is the author of three books on children’s behavior and 20 e-books on therapy and couples therapy. He has created DVDs on child development and behavior and worked in community mental health, Head Start, SED, and vocational and welfare-to-work programs. He has supervised a high school mental health clinic and spent 16 years in ECE. Ronald has been a college instructor in the MFT and LPCC master’s program at Western Institute for Social Research and served on the Board of Directors of the California Kindergarten Association, Eastbay-CAMFT, and CAMFT. He has been in licensed private practice since 1994.

"Trauma In Schools"
Presenter: Scott Poland, Ed.D.

2 CE Hours
All Learning Levels

The incidence of youth violence, tragedy, suicide, bullying and traumatic events requires that schools and communities be prepared to respond to these events. Schools are the logical place to assist traumatized children and all adults at home and school need to know the typical reactions that children have to a tragedy. The presenter has a wealth of practical experience in school crises and will help participants develop and enhance their ability to help traumatized children. A key strategy is help the adults first and to emphasize the importance of responding to traumatized children with the resumption of routines, patience, tolerance, structure and love.

Schools are the logical place to identify traumatized students and to begin to intervene and support children affected by trauma. This presentation will emphasize the importance of collaboration between school personnel, parents and community professionals.

Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify protective factors and primary prevention programs to prevent crises from occurring.
  2. Identify key factors that increase school safety and improve schools’ ability to assess threats of violence.
  3. Learn how to develop a comprehensive best practices model for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention in the schools.
  4. Learn best practices crisis intervention models to manage emotionality and assist the entire school community and classrooms of students after tragic events.
  5. Learn best practices in bullying prevention and understand the complex relationship between bullying and suicide.
  6. Become familiar with the lessons from numerous legal cases where schools have been sued after a crisis.
  7. Understand the phenomena of non-suicidal self-injury and learn best practices responses for schools.

Dr. Scott Poland is a Professor at the College of Psychology and Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Poland is a licensed psychologist internationally recognized as an expert on youth suicide, self-injury, school violence, school safety, threat assessment and school crisis. He has authored/co-authored five books including, Suicide in Schools (2015). He co-authored the Suicide Safer Schools Plan for the state of Texas and previously directed psychological services for a large Texas school system for 24 years. He is a past President of the National Association of School Psychologists, the past Prevention Division Director of the American Association of Suicidology, an expert witness in numerous legal cases surrounding suicide tragedies in school communities, and has testified about the mental health needs of children before the U.S. Congress on four occasions.

"Counseling Emergency First Responders in a Culture of Mental Toughness"
Presenter: Sara Gilman, PsyD. LMFT

2 CE Hours
Learning Level Intermediate

Counseling emergency first responders can be challenging and complicated given the impact of cumulative, chronic exposure to traumatic stress and human tragedy throughout their careers. Understanding this culture of “mental toughness” is imperative for successful counseling outcomes. In this workshop, you will learn the keys to bridging the stigma gap between mental health counselors and first responders as well as guidelines for effective, evidence-based treatment methods. Attendees will gain knowledge and confidence, along with resources to further their work with this population of public servants. The workshop will:

  • define emergency first responders and their mindset.
  • foster an understanding of current research on emergency first responder stress, its symptoms and prevalence.
  • introduce evidence-based treatment approaches for this population.

Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply strategies to connect with first responders in their communities.
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of cumulative, chronic exposure to traumatic stress in first responders.
  3. Use evidence-based interventions for this population.
  4. Draw on specific information from current research studies about the unique impact occupational hazards have on the psychological well-being of first responders.

Dr. Sara Gilman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a doctorate in psychology. She is president of Coherence Associates, a professional counseling corporation in San Diego, CA. She is a former San Diego Rural Firefighter/EMT and was awarded Fellowship status with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress for her extensive work utilizing EMDR with first responders. She is a past president of the EMDR International Association Board of Directors and has contributed to two books that address treating trauma in 911-Telecommunicators. With her passion for all first responders, she consults with clinicians to provide effective counseling methods that address post-traumatic stress injury and strategies for building resilience throughout the first responder’s career.

"The Art of the Progress Notes: Where Law & Ethics Meets Efficiency"
Presenter: Elizabeth P. Irias, MS, LMFT

2 CE Hours
All Learning Levels

Don’t wind up in the back of The Therapist because of preventable documentation problems. Many myths, such as “Write vague notes in case the notes are used in court” and “Private pay therapists don’t need to keep notes,” float around our profession. These mistruths contribute to documentation mistakes that can have significant consequences for clinicians and clients alike. This presentation will increase your understanding of the legal and ethical factors that impact documentation regardless of pay source (insurance, cash, etc.) or workplace (agency, private, etc.). Attendees will learn how to conceptualize Medical Necessity and integrate it efficiently into clinical documentation.

This presentation offers key information about clinical documentation-related laws and standards of care that are often unknown to clinicians, and is designed to sharpen the clinical documentation skills of providers, thereby reducing liability risks and improving the quality of client care. Therapists are told time and time again that their notes are legal documents, yet they often receive very little training about what actually needs to be in them. Further, misunderstandings about the legal and ethical requirements for clinical documentation contribute to therapists making inadvertent errors that can have significant consequences for them and for their clients. Clients have lost benefits such as short-term disability and insurance-treatment authorizations because of clinical documentation oversights, and clinicians are at risk of licensure loss, criminal investigation, and medical negligence charges if their clinical documentation is inadequate. The goal of this seminar is to provide clinicians with succinct, clear guidance to clear up misunderstandings and improve overall clinical documentation quality.

Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. List three legal or ethical implications of inadequate clinical documentation practices.
  2. Identify five important components of quality clinical documentation as they relate to Best Practice.
  3. Provide a general definition of Medical Necessity as related to clinical documentation.

Elizabeth P. Irias, MS, LMFT, is the founder and president of Clearly Clinical, an affordable national podcast Continuing Education company. Known as the “Utilization Review Guru,” she has specializations in Utilization Review, Clinical Best Practice, and Clinical Documentation, and works closely with clinical teams across the country to improve their quality of care, documentation practices, and Utilization Review outcomes. An adjunct graduate professor at Pepperdine University, Beth is an engaging professional conference speaker known for her tongue-in-cheek style. She operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she treats adolescents and young adults, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those with addictive disorders.

Opening Keynote Speaker
  • Luke Wood, Ph.D
    "Black Minds Matter"
    10:15 am - 12:15 pm
"Opening Keynote: Black Minds Matter"
Presenter: Luke Wood, Ph.D.

2 CE Hours
All Learning Levels

In recent years, there have been many high-profile slayings of young Black men (e.g., Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice) leading to numerous marches, protests, and vigils throughout the nation. The Black Lives Matter movement has shed light on the injustices facing Black communities and has provided a statement of affirmation that Black lives do indeed matter. This presentation will draw parallels between the ways that Black boys and men are devalued and over-criminalized in society and the ways that they are schooled. Tangible solutions for promoting the learning, development, and success of Black males are offered.

The goal of this keynote is to discuss the ways that Black boys and men are criminalized in school and college settings as well as how this criminalization impacts their learning and development.

Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Overview the concept of microaggressions and a taxonomy of microaggressions extended by Derald Wing Sue
  • Highlight common microaggressions experienced by students of color and their influence on student success
  • Propose strategies that educators can employ to reduce microaggressions and mediate their negative effects on student success

Luke Wood, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Education and the Associate Vice President of Faculty Diversity and Inclusion at San Diego State University. Dr. Wood is also the Co-Director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) a national research and practice center that has data collection and training partnerships with over 150 schools, colleges, and universities across the nation. Wood’s research focuses on factors affecting the success of boys and men of color in education. During the Obama administration, his research was featured through the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.

Speaker Luncheon
  • "Safeguarding children in a 
    "Challenging World" 
    Dr. Scott Poland, Ed.D.
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
TSL
"Safeguarding Children in a
Challenging World"
Presenter: Dr. Scott Poland, EdD

1 CE Hour
Learning Level: Intermediate

Children today live in a very fast paced world and technological world that is dominated by social media and they are exposed too many things at an early age. Estimates are that teens spend as much as 7 hours a day on their technology devices and even small children spend hours on their screens. Many children have unfortunately been the victim of cyberbullying which is challenging to prevent. Many children have experienced traumatic events. There is a national concern about how to improve school safety and prevent the next school shooting. All adults and especially parents play a critical role in safeguarding children while also building resiliency in them for the inevitable times that they will be challenged. Participants will learn to identify at-risk behaviors and emphasis will placed on suicide prevention as unfortunately suicide is the second leading cause of death for children 10 to 17. Parents will be encouraged to collaborate with schools and community agencies and practitioners if they identify at risk behaviors for their child. Parental involvement is also critically important to increase safety at school and specific suggestions will be provided about safety at school and in our homes. The World Health Organization has outlined critical factors for safeguarding children and building resiliency and success. These factors and many helpful tips for safeguarding children in today’s challenging world will be shared with the audience.Workshop description to follow.

This presentation will highlight the challenges for children in today’s world and provide practical suggestions to safeguard them by identifying protective factors and keys to resiliency

Participants will learn to identify at-risk behaviors and emphasis will placed on suicide prevention as unfortunately suicide is the second leading cause of death for children 10 to 17. Strategies to encourage parent, school and community collaboration to increase services, support and safety for all children will be outlined (based on my extensive experience with children). Invited Presenter Agreement – Annual Conference 2020 9 Participants will identify the World Health Organization protective factors for children and the keys to resiliency for children from the American Psychology Association.

Dr. Scott Poland is a Professor at the College of Psychology and Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Poland is a licensed psychologist internationally recognized as an expert on youth suicide, self-injury, school violence, school safety, threat assessment and school crisis. He has authored/co-authored five books including, Suicide in Schools (2015). He co-authored the Suicide Safer Schools Plan for the state of Texas and previously directed psychological services for a large Texas school system for 24 years. He is a past President of the National Association of School Psychologists, the past Prevention Division Director of the American Association of Suicidology, an expert witness in numerous legal cases surrounding suicide tragedies in school communities, and has testified about the mental health needs of children before the U.S. Congress on four occasions.

Processing Session
  • Karen M. Wall, Ed.D., RN-BC,
    LMFT
    12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
TPS
Processing Session
Presenter: Karen M. Wall, Ed.D., RN-BC, LMFT

1 CE Hour

Bring your lunch and join us for this information-packed session. Wall will facilitate a conversation to support connection and integration among the different Annual Conference disciplines. She will provide inspiration, non-judgment, and the freedom to participate by sharing and/or listening in an intimate, friendly setting.

Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe an immediate application of a concept or practice.
  2. Assess and rate the content of each program.

Karen M. Wall, Ed.D., RN-BC, LMFT, is a mental health nurse who works as the Geriatric (Dementia) Care Coordinator for the VA Community Living Center in Palo Alto, CA. Wall provides support, training, consultation, and coaching for staff working with veterans who live with dementia, mental illness, and traumatic brain injuries. As a veteran, Wall enjoys being at the VA, where she can be close to the military and relate to the patients. Wall also works extensively with telehealth to develop competencies and mobile app review tools for clinicians.

Afternoon Workshops
  • "Non-Binary Gender and Therapy"
    Joe Zarate-Sanderlin, MA, LMFT
    2:15 pm - 5:45 pm
  • "Implicit Bias and Racial
    Micro-Agressions in Schools
    and Colleges"
    Luke Wood, Ph.D.
    2:15 pm - 5:45 pm
  • "Becoming Culturally Competent
    in the Fire Service"
    Steven Froehlich, Ph.D., LMFT 
    and panel
    2:15 pm - 5:45 pm
  • "Law and Ethics Abridged" 
    Vignettes of Common Problems"
    Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq.
    CAMFT Staff Attorney and
    Luke Martin, Esq.
    CAMFT Staff Attorney
    2:15 pm - 5:45 pm
"Non Binary Gender and Therapy"
Presenter: Joe Zarate-Sanderlin, MA, LMFT

3 CE Hours
Introductory Learning Levels

Previously overlooked non-binary gender identities and presentations have become more commonly seen and openly discussed among people of all ages. This session will provide general information on non-binary gender, help differentiate non-binary gender from cis- and trans- gender, and dispel non-binary gender myths. We will explore the clients and issues that may come through your door, including types of non-binary identities and presentations; challenges non-binary people face such as discrimination, gender dysphoria, and body dysmorphia; best practices when working with non-binary clients; and potential therapist bias. The presenter is an assigned-male-at-birth non-binary-identified therapist.

This workshop is meant for people new to the concept of non-binary gender and includes lecture, video presentation, self-reflection, and case material that will increase the participants’ knowledge base and comfort level for when they are faced with non-binary people in general and non-binary clients specifically.

Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe non-binary gender and differentiate it from cis- and trans- gender.
  2. Explain two issues common to non-binary clients.
  3. Identify and address biases that may arise when working with non-binary clients.

Joe Zarate-Sanderlin, M.A., LMFT, lives and works in San Francisco, CA, where they specialize in working with gender, sexuality, and relationship diversity in private practice and as an EAP counselor. They have been involved in alternative sexuality communities for more than 20 years. They teach both Human Sexuality and Therapeutic Communication & Counseling Skills in Golden Gate University’s Counseling Psychology program. Their other trainings include Talking to Clients about Sex, Non-monogamous Relationships, and BDSM Relationships, and they consult on these and other topics. In their spare time they brew kombucha, parent twins, try to ski, and coach soccer.

"Implicit Bias and Racial Micro-agression in Schools and Colleges"
Presenter: Luke Wood, Ph.D.

3 CE Hours

In recent years, educators have become more aware of the role that racial microaggressions have on student success for underserved students of color. Microaggressions are common, daily verbal and non-verbal slights that negate and put-down people of color. In this workshop, participants will learn what racial microaggressions are and how they serve as a barrier to student success in schools and colleges. The presenters will highlight common microaggressions experienced by students of color and discuss an array of microaggression sub-types. The presenters will also discuss strategies and practices that have been proven effective in challenging and reducing racial microaggressions commonly experienced by students of color in academic contexts.

The goal of this workshop is to expose participants to the myriad of ways that racial microaggressions manifest and school and college settings.

Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Overview the concept of microaggressions and a taxonomy of microaggressions extended by Derald Wing Sue
  • Highlight common microaggressions experienced by students of color and their influence on student success
  • Propose strategies that educators can employ to reduce microaggressions and mediate their negative effects on student success

J. Luke Wood, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Education and the Associate Vice President of Faculty Diversity and Inclusion at San Diego State University. Dr. Wood is also the Co-Director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) a national research and practice center that has data collection and training partnerships with over 150 schools, colleges, and universities across the nation. Wood’s research focuses on factors affecting the success of boys and men of color in education. During the Obama administration, his research was featured through the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.


"Becoming Culturally Competent in the Fire Service"
Presenter: Steven Froehlich, Ph.D., LMFT, and panel

3 CE Hours
Introductory Learning Levels

This workshop is offered for clinicians that are interested in becoming culturally competent with the unique needs of firefighters and their families. The fire service is a unique culture based on a paramilitary structure. Firefighters are asked to face horrors that few outside the profession can imagine, from mass casualty incidents to the intimate pain of a child dying in their arms. It can take a toll on even the strongest individuals. National surveys suggest that nearly one in three firefighters has considered suicide and struggles with intimate relationships. Consequently, it is important that clinicians working with this population understand the unique needs of firefighters and their families.

Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize factors that lead to post-traumatic stress in the fire service.
  2. Explain fire service culture and its effect on those exhibiting signs of post-traumatic stress while defining the difference between post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  3. Explain the personality characteristics of firefighters and how irregular working hours impact firefighter family relationships.
  4. Explain the effects of cumulative stress and critical incident stress on fire service personnel.
  5. Explain the benefits of peer support and how it can provide the bridge between the fire service and the mental health community.

Dr. Steven Froehlich, LMFT, opened his private practice in West Los Angeles in 1976 and has served many individuals from the law enforcement and fire service communities. Froehlich was hired by the Beverly Hills Police Department, trained by the L.A. Police Department in crisis negotiations, and later added to the Beverly Hills Police Department’s Crisis Negotiations Team. The FBI later recruited Froehlich for its L.A. field office to provide training and ongoing consultation to the Peer Support Team that assists with post-critical incidents and individuals. From 1995-2017, he was a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team deployed by the L.A. County Fire Department. In May 2017, Froehlich joined the United Firefighters of L.A. City as its full-time Director of Behavioral Health.

Kristin Rosco, JD and Luke Martin, JD"Law and Ethics Abridged: Vignettes of Common Problems"
Presenters: Kristin W. Roscoe, JD,
CAMFT Staff Attorney and
Luke Martin, JD,
CAMFT Staff Attorney

3 CE Hours

This presentation is intended to provide an overview of six common legal areas in which CAMFT staff attorneys receive calls. Topics to be discussed include responding to records requests, writing letters for emotional support animals, business formation, the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, recording sessions, and telehealth.

Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the differences between producing records pursuant to HIPAA and producing records pursuant to California law.
  2. Describe the steps a therapist should take prior to writing an emotional-support-animal letter.
  3. Identify the business-structure options available to licensed marriage and family therapists.
  4. Describe the forms of abuse and neglect under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.
  5. Identify concerns a therapist should consider before recording a patient session.
  6. Explain the fundamentals of telehealth, including the practice of marriage and family therapy across state lines.

Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq., a CAMFT Staff Attorney, takes CAMFT member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to The Therapist. Before joining CAMFT’s legal team, Kristin represented healthcare professionals in medical malpractice litigation at La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames. Since entering the legal profession, Kristin has worked in various capacities presenting to and advocating on behalf of her clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. Kristin received her B.A. from The College of Wooster in 2006 and graduated from The American University Washington College of Law with her J.D. in 2012.

Luke Martin, Esq., began as a Staff Attorney at CAMFT in April 2019. He has completed a bachelor's degree in English and Political Science, a Master of Business Administration, and a Juris Doctorate degree specializing in Child, Family, and Elder law. Prior to coming to CAMFT, Luke served as general counsel for several businesses with annual revenues totaling well over $8 million. He has also been recognized by the State Bar of California for his pro-bono legal service to domestic violence victims. In addition to his work at CAMFT, Luke also serves on multiple boards and as a lecturer for several universities.

Welcome Reception
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kick off your conference experience by relaxing and enjoying light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while networking with friends and colleagues. Thank our sponsors for their support of CAMFT. Preview the exhibitors to discover new and informative resources. Play the Exhibitor Card Game with participating exhibitors. Stay till the end for the Exhibitor Card Game Drawing — you could be among the lucky winners this year!

This is a free event for full-package or Thursday-only attendees. Delicious appetizers and one complimentary drink will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Always a highlight, this is a great time for you to connect with your peers.

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