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Whether you are providing ketamine assisted psychotherapy, considering future incorporation of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy into your 
practice, or have patients who might dabble in these arenas, Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq. details ethical considerations for therapists who provide ketamine- or psychedelic assisted

Very few therapists relish the idea of being served with a subpoena to testify in court. To alleviate some of the common concerns therapists may have upon receiving such a subpoena, Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq. details what therapists should consider and what to expect when served with a subpoena to testify in court.

The No Surprises Act includes new requirements for health care providers, facilities, health plans and insurers, and is intended to prevent consumers (a.k.a. patients) from receiving unanticipated medical bills. Be sure to view CAMFT’s exclusive webinar, No Surprises Act: What MFTs Need to Know, for more information.

A new Labor Commissioner ruling offers clarity on the legality of post-degree unpaid internships. In this article, Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq. explains the six criteria governing whether a post-degree internship for AMFT's may be unpaid.

In these physically-distant times, therapists and patients alike are seeking alternative ways of connecting with patients beyond telehealth. In this article, CAMFT Staff Attorney Kristin W. Roscoe, J.D. guides MFTs through the legal and ethical issues that arise when conducting walk and talk therapy.

What to Expect When Called to Testify At Deposition

Offering important information for therapists summoned to provide deposition testimony, CAMFT Staff Attorney Kristin W. Roscoe, J.D., explains what to expect from the legal system and gives therapists the tools necessary to provide deposition testimony with confidence.

There are many considerations a therapist should keep in mind when introducing social media into their practice. Kristin W. Roscoe, JD, highlights issues of informed consent and record keeping pertaining to social media usage.