Law & Ethics Part 2
Writing Letters & Offering Opinions
Understanding the Fundamentals
of Minor Consent
with Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW
and Alain Lance Montgomery, Esq.
THIS IS PART 2 OF A 2-PART LAW AND ETHICS SERIES THAT MEETS THE BBS LICENSE RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LMFTS. PART 1 WILL TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 25, 2021.
YOU CAN REGISTER FOR BOTH PARTS AT A REDUCED PRICE HERE: https://lbsbcamft.org/event-4245304
ATTENDEES WHO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT WITH LBSB CAMFT WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN A $100 GIFT CARD!!!
**The raffle will take place separately from the event and the winner will be notified via email**
Writing Letters and Offering Opinions
This 1 ½ hour workshop provides an overview of key issues that are important for therapists to consider when offering their professional opinion, including circumstances where the therapist is asked to write a letter for a client/patient. The workshop will discuss key legal and ethical issues which apply to this topic, including sections of the Code of Ethics that apply when working with court-involved cases. Vignettes will be utilized for discussion, as time allows.
Understanding the Fundamentals of Minor Consent
Working with minors requires an understanding of the laws that pertain to minor consent. During this 90-minute presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Alain Montgomery will review who can lawfully consent to a minor’s mental health care treatment in California, the criteria specified in pertinent laws authorizing minors to consent to their own treatment, and common issues related to the confidentiality of the minor’s healthcare information.
Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW has been a member of the CAMFT legal team since 2007. A graduate of the USC School of Social Work and Chapman University School of Law, Mr. Griffin earned his LCSW in 1982 and his California license as an Attorney in 2002. He has a broad professional background in various mental health settings (including Western Youth Services in Orange County, California, and Rady Children’s Psychiatry Dep’t in San Diego) as a clinician, administrator, supervisor, clinical case manager, school program coordinator, and outpatient clinic director, and has served as an oral examiner for LCSW candidates. In addition to his work for CAMFT, Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist with adults, adolescents and children in Laguna Niguel, California.
Alain Lance Montgomery, Esq., is a member of the State Bar of California. Alain received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Prior to joining the CAMFT legal department, Alain worked in public interest law as a legal advisor for the Superior Court of California where he helped self-represented parties navigate the complexities of small claims litigation. As a member of the CAMFT legal department, Alain has served as part of the support staff for the CAMFT Ethics Committee and has represented the Association at various state regulatory board meetings. After graduating from college and before attending law school, Alain worked as a ski instructor at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort.
Participants Will Receive 3 CEU's Via Email
- 9:00 A.M. Writing Letters and Offering Opinions
- 10:30 A.M. Break
- 10:45 A.M. Understanding the Fundamentals of Minor Consent
- 12:15 P.M. Presentation Ends
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