Legal and Ethical Presentations

Legal and Ethical Presentations

CAMFT Live Webinars


As an MFT, you understand the importance of consent and confidentiality when working with minors. Sometimes the laws and requirements may be complicated, but we're here to help you navigate them with ease!

Join us for two upcoming law and ethics webinars for MFTs, hosted by CAMFT's expert attorneys. These webinars will be held on Monday, March 13, 2023, and will provide in-depth insights into consent and confidentiality issues when working with minors.

You can sign up for one or both webinars, depending on your interest and availability. Each webinar is approved for 1.5 Law and Ethics CE hours by CAMFT and meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Bradley Muldrow, CAMFT Staff Attorney

Minor's Consent for Mental Health Treatment: It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Speaker:  Bradley Muldrow, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney
Date: March 13, 2023
Time:  9:00 am

Complex rules and overlapping requirements can make minors' consent for therapy seem like an impossibly difficult legal issue for clinicians to master. However, a deeper understanding of the laws at play reveals that minor consent laws, in fact...are as easy as 1, 2, 3!


In this workshop, CAMFT staff attorney Bradley Muldrow, JD will provide an overview of the laws governing minors' consent-based mental health treatment, including the three steps therapists must follow to initiate such treatment. The workshop will also address special rules prelicensed therapists must follow when offering treatment via minors' consent, and new regulations pertaining to insurance coverage for such services.


Price: Member: $25 | Nonmember: $35 Credit Hours: 1.5 CE Hours

Mike Griffin, CAMFT Staff Attorney

Minor's and Confidentiality

Speaker:  Michael Griffin, JD, LCSW
CAMFT Staff Attorney
Date: March 13, 2023
Time:  10:45 am


This 1.5 hour virtual workshop will identify key legal and ethical issues applicable to minors and confidentiality. Topics to be addressed include: recommended practices at the start of treatment; ethical standards applicable to confidentiality; The Confidentiality of Medical Information Act; key exceptions to confidentiality; limits of confidentiality when the minor's parents/guardians provide consent; limits of confidentiality when the minor provides consent; confidentiality involving use of insurance; access to minor patients' records; distinguishing confidentiality from psychotherapist-patient privilege; and discussion of vignettes involving minor confidentiality.


Price: Member: $25 | Nonmember: $35 Credit Hours: 1.5 CE Hours