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Tour de Law & Ethics

  • Sat, January 21, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • United Methodist Church 1515 Fredericks St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • 11


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

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Central Coast CAMFT
January 2023
Law & Ethics Workshop

Saturday, January 21, 2023
9:00 am-4:30 pm

Meets BBS requirements for mandatory 6 CEUs/Ethical Education

6 CEUs

Tour de Law & Ethics

David Jensen, Esq.


This six-hour presentation on law and ethics will address a wide-variety of topics including, but not limited to, the clinician’s decision-making process, including suicidality and Tarasoff issues; advertising; psychotherapist-patient privilege issues; the “Golden Rule of Confidentiality”; service of subpoenas; responding to subpoenas; handling of suspected child abuse reports; recordkeeping trends; and, various business structures for psychotherapy practices.

This course is designed to expose therapists to a wide-variety of laws and regulations concerning issues arising within their practices and to develop their confidence in addressing such issues


  1. Participants will be able to identify three key principles of sound clinical thinking.
  2. Participants will be able to name three different business structures for providing mental health services to consumers.
  3. Participants will be able to describe five situations that will likely affect their practices and what to do about them.

About David Jensen

David G. Jensen is an associate in the firm’s litigation and psychology practice sections and he is based in the San Diego CTSC office.

He was born in Flint, Michigan and remains an ardent Detroit Tigers fan. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and his Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. He also holds a Master’s of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.

Prior to joining CTSC Law, Mr. Jensen worked in-house for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), where he assisted CAMFT’s members in understanding and complying with their legal and ethical requirements. A popular and engaging presenter, Mr. Jensen has given numerous workshops throughout the state on compliance issues for psychotherapists. In addition, to providing workshops for local chapters of CAMFT, he also conducted trainings for nonprofit agencies, government agencies, and universities. He has also assisted psychotherapists in forming professional corporations and nonprofit corporations. 

For more information, contact Kim Richards, CC-CAMFT President at

Event Details
Saturday, January 21, 2023, 9am-4:30pm
Time of In-Person Check-In: 8:45am

We will break for lunch middayyou are welcome to bring a bag lunch and eat at the venue or venture out to a local restaurant with your colleagues. Coffee, tea, and hearty snacks will be provided.

United Methodist Church 1515 Fredericks St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

$95 for 
Licensed Chapter Members
$80 for Prelicensed Member and Non-Members
$80 for Student/Trainee Member and Non-Members
$110 for Licensed Non-Members Therapists

6 CEUs provided

Registration ends at 10pm on January 20, 2023.

While the Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT makes every effort to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues with regard to presentations/workshops which will require intervention and/or action on the part of the board. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances.

When a participant files a grievance and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken:

  1. The participant(s) will be asked to put concerns in writing (this can be in electronic form, such as an email).
  2. If the grievance concerns a presenter, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The Board will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.
  3. If the grievance concerns a presentation/workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the Board will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the Board will:
      • provide a credit for a subsequent presentation/workshop or
      • provide a partial or full refund of the presentation/workshop fee

      Refund Policy
      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 an emergency. If you need to cancel, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within 10 days of the upcoming event at 805.458.8063 or email Kim Richards at

      Special Accommodations
      If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any of our events, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within 10 days of the upcoming event at 805.458.8063 or email Kim Richards at

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