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Law & Ethics

April 7, 2017

Dilemmas in Clinical Work with Adolescents and Children: A Practical Workshop on Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Factors

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About the Event:
What Exactly is “Malpractice”?
Defining malpractice, Trends and Facts, Risk Factors Special Considerations, etc.
Have The Laws/Regulations Changed Since I Was Licensed?
Child Abuse, CANRA v. Unlawful Sexual Conduct, Man-dated Abuse Reporting, DV Reporting, etc.
Consent: What Does Minor Consent Really Mean?
Court Orders v Subpoena’s, etc.
Emerging and Ongoing trends in Child/Adolescent Practice
Informed Consent, Confidentiality v. Privilege v. Priva-cy, etc.
Case Reviews
And More!

Participants Will:

  • Acquire current understanding of California laws effecting mental health practitioners, including changes in regulations, case law and statutory guidelines which have been enacted since 1998.
  • Utilize knowledge about ethical issues re-garding Social Media and Cyberspace.
  • Apply knowledge of what “minor consent” really means.
  • Develop responses to Ethical, Licensing and Malpractice Complaints
  • Recognize the risk factor in therapist-patient boundary violations.

Featured Presenter:
Ellen Stein, Ph.D.

Dr. Stein is a former Adjunct Clinical Professor at Alliant International University in San Diego. Dr. Stein teaches the BOP/BBS required workshops in Law/Ethics and Domestic Violence for various schools, county health departments and mental health agencies across Califor-nia. She is also a forensic expert offering assessment, expert witness testimony and treatment in both civil and criminal cas-es. Dr. Stein consults with licensed mental health practitioners who face either inquiry or investigation by the BBS/BOP. She is also a lead instructor for the AATBS, training candidates for the national psychology licensing exam (EPPP) throughout the Western United States. She has published extensively on legal and ethical issues. In February of 2010, Dr. Stein was appointed to a three year term as a Member of the Ethics Committee of the California Psychological Association. The Ethics Committee is responsible for professional consultation statewide, to members of CPA, and continued work on the standards of care in California. Her training workshops are known for her outstanding interweaving of valuable ethical training with an entertaining and engaging style.

Please contact or 213.260.7623 for more questions or special needs.


Times: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


The California Endowment - Redwood Room

1000 N. Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90012


Registration: $150
CE Fees (optional): $25
Group Rates Available. Please inquire if interested.

Continental breakfast and snacks provided. Lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education Credits: up to 6 credits available for PSY, MFT, and LCSW
APA: National Child Traumatic Stress Network is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. National Child Traumatic Stress Network maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The California Board of Behavioral Science (BBS) now recognizes APA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs.

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