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Legal and Ethical Issues in Supervision; Presented by Michael Griffin, LCSW, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney - 6 CE Credits

Presented by:  Michael Griffin, LCSW, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney

Level of Learning
- Intermediate 
(CEs not applicable for Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, RNs, and Psychologists)


Workshop Description - The workshop focuses on several key legal and ethical issues in supervision, including: The legal and ethical duties of a supervisor; Scope of competency/scope of practice; The supervisor-supervisee relationship; Supervisor/supervisee boundaries; Identifying/resolving conflicts with supervisees; The use of agreements with supervisees; Supervision in agency settings; Supervision in private-practice; Employing interns; Advertising and disclosure requirements; Handling fees and insurance; Documentation and record-keeping requirements; and, Termination/end of internship issues. This six-hour course may be used to fulfill a portion of the requirements for becoming a CAMFT Certified Supervisor and law and ethics course requirements. This workshop can also stand on its own as a resource for anyone who provides clinical supervision to prelicensed therapists and satisfies the BBS’ supervision requirements.

Learning Objectives - Upon completion of the workshop Supervisors will be able to:
1. Recognize where to find the relevant statutes, regulations and ethical standards that apply to supervision with marriage and family therapist interns, associate clinical social workers and professional clinical counselor interns.
2. Demonstrate appropriately how to guide supervisees regarding the legal and ethical aspects of advertising and required disclosures.
3. Explain appropriately how to guide supervisees regarding the legal and ethical aspects of confidentiality with minors, couples and families.