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As a licensed mental health professional in California, you may organize your private practice as either a sole proprietorship or a professional corporation.
Learn about forming a professional corporation and its advantages.

Four vignettes are presented below discussing hypothetical situations involving the therapist???s termination of a client. We invite you to provide CAMFT with your written analysis of the legal and ethical issues evident in each of the following four vignettes

At what point does our ability to access information, personal information, become a violation of personal privacy? This question is currently being debated throughout the country in the matter of online data vendors

During a session with your 14-year-old client you learn information that leads you to believe she is a victim of child abuse. As a well trained therapist, you call Child Protective Services (???CPS???) after the session to report the abuse and are to