The Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara
(CAMFT CE Provider #128307)
Advanced Topics in Supervision:
Law & Ethics
The Standard of Care: Hot Topics & Controversies
By Debra Manchester LCSW
Saturday November 18, 2017
Community Hall, Antioch University, 602 Anacapa St.
This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCCs, LEPs and RNs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
The Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCCs, and LEPs.
Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content
Debra Manchester, LCSW, is the Executive Director of Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara, now in its 36th year. In 2010, Debra was honored by SB CAMFT “for 30 years of inspiration, leadership, and training provided to thousands of clinicians, and the devotion exemplified in consistent visionary work for the community.” She and her husband, Don MacMannis, recently published their second book, entitled Who’s the Boss? The Win-Win Way to Parent Your Defiant Strong-Willed Child. Their first book, How’s Your Family Really Doing? 10 Keys to a Happy Loving Family, was published in 2011. Deb is a blogger for PsychCentral as well as for HowsYourFamily.com.
Course Content and Learning Objectives
The purpose of this course is to provide supervisors and clinicians with annual updates regarding laws and ethical issues relevant to the mental health practitioners in CA. Topics vary from year to year based on recent changes in law or legal precedents.
Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
- Explain significance of the standard of care as it applies to ethics.
- Interpret the latest information about parental alienation.
- Guide therapists in how to conduct a thorough assessment in high conflict child custody cases.
- Discuss the pro’s and con’s of medication and other adjuncts to treatment with clients
- Design strategies when therapy isn’t effective.
- Recognize ethical pitfalls and describe best practices to avoid them.
9am-10am: Standard of care and parental alienation and high conflict custody cases.
10am-11am: Difficult cases and adjuncts to treatment
11am-12pm: Common Ethical dilemmas, cases and Q & A.
The target audience is licensed clinical professionals including psychiatrists, psychology, LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s, LEP’s, RN’s, and registered interns.
Course Completion Certificates
CEU certificates will be awarded at the end of the workshop after the submission of a completed course evaluation form. Partial credit CEU certificates will not be awarded. If an attendee leaves before the end of the workshop or without completing a course evaluation form, they forfeit their CE credits.
The registration fee, less $15 process charge, will refunded if written notice of the cancellation is faxed, emailed or postmarked 1 week prior to the workshop. Thereafter there will be no refunds. Refunds will be reimbursed via check within 5 business days of written notice.
Requesting Accommodations for Disability:
Facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Nancy Villalobos, Administrator, or Debra Manchester, our Executive Director at (805) 882-2400 or via email at info@FTISB.org. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.
Instruction for Addressing Grievances:
Participants can lodge complaints directly to the Program Coordinator or any of the FTI staff. FTI staff will be identified by name badges and the Program Coordinator or FTI staff designee introduces the speaker and explains the CEU process to the attendees. Complaints can also be written on the evaluation forms, sent via email (email@example.com) to the Program Coordinator or administrative assistant. They will be followed up within ten business days. Grievances can include, but are not limited to the following:
- Refund requests
- Complaints about course content
- Complaints about facilities
- Complaints about non-receipt of certificates
- Complaints about miscellaneous occurrences