Central Coast Therapists

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BONUS Law & Ethics Annual Workshop Series Module #2: An Overview of Progress Notes as They Are Utilized in Documenting Mental Health Treatment Records RECORDING

  • Mon, September 28, 2020
  • 12:00 AM
  • Your computer or tablet


  • current Chapter Board members
  • Licensed chapter members (MFT, LCSW, LEP or LPCC)
  • Non-Chapter member
  • Pre-licensed Student or Associate

Registration is closed

We are offering RECORDINGS of our L&E workshops for those of you whose schedules don't mesh with the live events.  Recordings will be available shortly after the event and will include presentation documents such as PowerPoint and Q&A transcript. 

Please note that we will send the Zoom recording as soon as CAMFT provides it to us.  You will receive an email with the necessary information to participate including the PowerPoint presentation (if one was used), the Q&A from the Zoom session, the recording of the workshop and the evaluation. 

You will have seven days from when you receive the email with the recording and all the other information to return completed evaluations and receive your CEUs.  The reason we have shortened the timeframe is because several folks have "lost" the email with all of the pertinent information, say they never received it and ask for it to be resent.  We have a detailed tracking system within our website that has a record of every email sent and delivered, whether it was opened by the recipient and whether links within the email were clicked.

Our volunteers take extra time from their busy personal and professional lives to address stragglers and procrastinators.  When we hold workshops in person we complete the evaluation at the end of the workshop and immediately receive the CEU certificate.  We have learned over the past several months of "Zooming" that the sooner folks respond to the evaluation email the easier it is to "close the books" on events.  

Law & Ethics Annual Workshop 2020: Part 2 of 4

This is the second of four L&E workshop modules we will be offering this year.  

Michael Griffin, Esq.

“An Overview of Progress Notes as They Are Utilized in Documenting Mental Health Treatment Records” 


  1. Describe 3 or more specific functions/purposes for progress notes.
  2. Explain how progress notes are relevant to the requirements expressed in California Business and Professions Code, 4982. (v), which requires therapists to “keep records consistent with sound clinical judgment, the standards of the profession, and the nature of the services rendered.”
  3. Explain how progress notes are relevant to the ethical standards concerning client/patient records, as expressed in §5.3 of the CAMFT Code of Ethics. 
  4. Explain the difference between “progress notes” and “psychotherapy notes” as they are defined by HIPAA.

This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Completion of ALL FOUR MODULES of the series earns a discount on liability insurance.  You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration seven days prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee.  The only exception will be for registrants who are unable to attend due to family emergency.  If you need to cancel, please reply to this email within seven days of the upcoming event.  

If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please reply to this email.
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