Law & Ethics 2019

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Law & Ethics 2019

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Law and Ethics 2019: Considerations for Online Interactions, The New Supervision Requirements, and Emerging Issues

Training Description: Online interactions between psychotherapists and clients are increasingly common. While the internet provides new levels of convenience and innovations, legal and ethical pitfalls abound. This presentation covers targeted considerations from the latest Code of Ethics of the NASW, CAAMFT, AAMFT, ACA, and APA on this topic. In addition, this presentation highlights changes to the law under AB 93 for supervision of associates and interns. Finally, emerging ethical issues will be addressed.

Registration includes coffee, tea, muffins and fruit in the morning, and lunch during the 30-minute break around noon. \

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify and describe the four elements of malpractice causes of action.
  • Participants will be able to recognize at least three new developments in laws governing supervision of associate and intern psychotherapists.
  • Participants shall be able to articulate at least three advantages and disadvantages to online therapy, while knowing how to respond to the disadvantages with caution.
  • Participants will be able to recognize and know how to respond to at least three emerging ethical issues in the practice of psychotherapy.

About the Presenter: Myles Montgomery, California State Bar (#272572) & California Licensed Clinical Social Worker (# 25863)

After completing an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, Myles Montgomery entered the AmeriCorps program and helped support and build early literacy programs in underserved areas of San Jose, California. Upon completion of a year of service, Myles entered the Teacher Education program at Santa Clara University and received a teaching credential, which was followed by several years of teaching High School in the Sunnyvale and, later, Rio Linda communities.

Around the year 2001, Myles applied and was accepted into the MSW program at Sacramento State University under the Title IV-E designation, which prepares students for work in the field of Child Welfare. Following graduation, Myles was an Emergency Response Social Worker in Yolo County until the end of 2005. In 2003, he entered the evening law program at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
In the final years of law school, Myles began working at EMQFamilies First in Davis, California, as a residential social worker. There, Myles worked in a therapeutic role with young boys and their families in the residential foster care system. In 2009, Myles became an LCSW and, in 2010, passed the California State Bar. Since leaving EMQFamilies First in 2011, Myles has done private practice, case management in Solano County, and civil litigation. Since 2016, Myles has been teaching courses for the Social Work Department of California State University, Sacramento. His primary concentration has included Statistics, Research, and Social Work practice courses.
Space is limited, advanced registration is required. Have questions? Please contact Nes Pinar at (925) 405-6040 or send an email to 

Refunds for cancellation with 72-hour notice.  

* 6 CE credits will be provided to qualifying participants.
 BAPTI is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. BAPTI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  CPA Provider # BAY 012. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs.

To receive a CE credit you MUST sign and include your license number on both the Sign-In and Sign-Out Sheet. Participants must attend entire training to receive CE Credits. No partial credit will be provided.
All proceeds from this event will benefit BAPTI Associates program.


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