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Issues in Law, Ethics and Telehealth (will be recorded)

  • Saturday, January 07, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Online ZOOM Webinar


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Cost: CSCSW Members and USC Alumni: $159 for | Nonmembers: $259 | Student: $40 

CEUs: 6 CEU’s meets law and ethics BBS requirement for licensing renewal -- Meets new BBS requirement, effective July 1, 2023, for 3 hours of telehealth law and ethics training

Presenter: Brandt Caudill 

Description: This talk will focus on how to avoid lawsuits and Board complaints by complying with evolving standards of care. There will be a specific focus on the standard of care, new types of therapy, standards and issues as to telehealth, including compliance with new statutes and regulations, the potential for being required to defend telehealth services in other states, and risks of using social media and the internet.

Learning Objectives:

Following completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain a five part model on the standard of care which can be used in daily practice.
  2. Understand how the duty to warn has changed due to Ewing v. Goldstein and Turner v. Rivera.
  3. Describe the requirements to be met and the risks of telehealth services with clients outside California.
  4. Understand the limits of Covid exemptions.

About the Presenter:  

Brandt Caudill  

Mr. Caudill is the managing partner of the psychology department of Callahan, Thompson, Sherman & Caudill, LLP. Mr. Caudill is a graduate of Michigan State University (B.A. in Psychology with high honors, Honors College, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1976), and is an active member of the California bar and an inactive member of the District of Columbia bar. Mr. Caudill has represented mental health professionals in civil suits and licensing board cases since 1982.

Mr. Caudill is a recognized expert in the area of defense of mental health professionals, both in the civil and administrative contexts. He represented mental health professionals in the precedent setting cases of Krikorian v. Barry, Gootee v. Lightner, and Trear v. Sills.

Mr. Caudill has helped professional groups formulate ethical standards. In 1999 Mr. Caudill received the Silver PSI award from the California Psychological Association, Division of Professional Practice for outstanding contribution to the profession of psychology. Mr. Caudill has spoken at various workshops for mental health professionals and been a guest lecturer at classes on psychology, ethics and law issues at Rosemead Graduate School of Biola University, Chapman University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pepperdine University and California School of Professional Psychology.

Mr. Caudill has written over 20 articles of interest to mental health professionals, including articles on note taking, dual relationships, repressed memory, contractual agreements, administrative licensing board actions, sexual misconduct, vicarious liability, informed consent, social media and hypnosis, a book. Mr. Caudill is co-author with Kenneth Pope, Ph.D. entitled "Law & Mental Health Professionals: California" which was published by the American Psychological Association; and chapters in the book "Therapists at

Risk" edited by Lawrence Hedges, Ph.D. published in early 1997: a chapter co-authored with Kenneth Pope.

This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of law & ethics continuing education and 3 hours of telehealth continuing education. for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

Cancellation Policy

  • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
  • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
  • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

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