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Law and Ethics: 7 Fundamental Principles of Practice

  • Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • USC Academic Center, 2300 Michelson Drive, Room B


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 Law and Ethics: 7 Fundamental Principles of Practice


 Presented by Myles Montgomery, JD, LCSW

(6 CE Hours)

irvine California

April 19, 2014

8:30 Registration-Workshop begins at 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In Conjunction with the USC School of Social Work

 Orange County Academic Center

School of Social work

2300 Michelson Drive, Room B

Irvine, CA 92612


$65 Students; $120 Members; $150 Non-Members


While there are many aspects of Law and Ethics for psychotherapists, this presentation highlights seven, which are fundamental to those practicing in the field of psychotherapy. Included in this comprehensive presentation are a review of concepts related to confidentiality, risk-management, advertising, and documentation in plain English. Relevant developments in the area of case law will also be discussed.

Goal: Participants will be able to understand and appreciate seven fundamental aspects of law and ethics as they pertain to practice in California.


  • Participants will be able to identify at least three practices related to protecting client confidentiality.

  • Participants will be able to explain the holding of the Tarasoff decision and know at least three recent cases related to it.

  • Participants will be able to explain at least three requirements related to advertising their services.

  • Participants will be able to explain the role of informed consent.

  • Participants will be able to explain how psychotherapists may use testing as part of their practice.

  • Participants will be able to explain the elements of a malpractice law suit and the disciplinary procedure under the BBS.

This course meets the qualifications for 6.0hrs of CE credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs as required by the CA BBS.PCE #1. The Sanville Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Sanville Institute maintains responsibility for this program and it's content. CPA Provider# SAN 150.


A boxed lunch will be provided for participants that pre-register. Lunch cannot be guaranteed for at the door registration. 

 *Student price is for students currently enrolled in a program of a mental health discipline.

Refund Policy: A full refund may be issued up until 7 days prior to the presentation date. No refunds will be issued after 4/12.

Dual Licensure: Participants that request certificates for dual licenses will be charged an additional $10 processing fee.


Myles Montgomery is a practicing social worker and attorney in Sacramento, California. Myles has worked with individuals and families, in a number of capacities, for the past ten years. Myles was a civil litigator, with a focus on fraud and predatory lending suits in the mortgage industry. Currently he has a full time private practice. In addition, he teaches Law and Ethics at Alliant International University and holds similar classes throughout California. When not working, Myles enjoys reading across disciplines, spending time with his family, and long-distance running.

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