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The Legal Department articles are not intended to serve as legal advice and are offered for educational purposes only. The information provided should not be used as a substitute for independent legal advice and it is not intended to address every situation that could potentially arise. Please be aware that laws, regulations and technical standards change over time. As a result, it is important to verify and update any reference or information that is provided in the article.


Effective January 1, 2018, the title for a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern was changed to Associate Marriage and Family Therapist” (or “Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist,” if preferred). This article will discuss the new advertising guidelines for BBS registrants.

How Does the Exam Restructure Affect You

Not all dual relationships are unlawful or unethical; in fact, some cannot be avoided. But, how does a therapist keep his or her conduct out of the deep rough and on the fairway?

This article discusses issues around supervised experience and advertising for MFT Trainees.

Members often ask this question or ask for a resource to guide them in understanding what is insurance fraud and what is not insurance fraud.  The information you need is in this article.

Former Staff Attorney David Jensen writes about his recent observation of the many number of Board Accusations involving the crime of driving under the influence of alcohol. Learn how one too many drinks may affect your professional license.

Too many licensees and interns are not aware of the potential danger to their license or intern registration.

This article is intended to help therapists anticipate, manage, and avoid problems that commonly arise when terminating treatment. Relevant legal and ethical issues are discussed, and examples are provided, regarding actions that may result in disciplinary actions, and/or ethical complaints for improper termination.

This article discusses a recent Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) case related to animal assisted therapy and the legal and ethical issues therapists should consider when practicing animal assisted therapy, or when therapists simply bring their own dog to the therapy office.

This article discusses the differences between the legal and ethical requirements of treating a patient who is suicidal versus treating a patient who has chosen to end his or her own life after complying with California’s End of Life Option Act.