LAW and ETHICS Update, 2016

Instructor: Sarah Burdge, Ph.D.

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Where: International Institute for Humanistic Studies, Petaluma, CA

Attendees will:
  1. Gain an understanding of updates in ethics codes and practice (e.g., APA, 2002) related to mental health practice.
  2. Learn about updated statutes, regulations, and interpretations as they relate to current standards of professional practice.
  3. Review laws & regulations relating to the practice of psychology/psychotherapy (BOP, BBS)
  4. Integrate sound ethical & legal practice with sound therapeutic relationships & sound clinical practice

Overview: This workshop will be an overview of the basics of law and ethics for psychotherapists and an update of recent changes in California statutes and regulations as they relate to a mental health practice. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the legal framework and standards affecting the therapist-client relationship. We will consider practical examples of ethical and legal dilemmas from the therapist and client vantage point. Any updates on confidentiality, review HIPAA mandates, and related record keeping will be given in hand outs.

Instructor: Sarah Burdge Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Menlo Park where she specializes in anxiety disorders as well as working with the LGBT population. She also is the Director of the StarVista Counseling Center as well as their Doctoral Training Director. Previously she taught graduate level clinical psychology classes for seven years both at Palo Alto University and Sofia University. She loves pushing herself and clinicians in training to develop themselves to their highest possible potential inclusive of a deep awareness and interest in ethical and legal issues. She has been a student of IIHS for over a decade.

Cost, Cancellation and Accreditation:
Professionals: $100; 6 CEs or CEUs: $15,    Total: $115    Students/Interns: $75
Cancellations received at least five working days before the seminar are refundable less a $10 administrative charge.
This course meets Ethics Course requirement and is accredited for 6 CEUs for California M.F.T. and L.C.S.W. (Provider #PCE2560).
I.I.H.S. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education (CEs) for psychologists. I.I.H.S. is responsible for this program and its content.

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