Why you'll love this course

This course doesn't just address what's new in 2019 (though it does that). It also addresses a number of changes over the past few years that many therapists are not aware of. It makes it easy to run your practice in a more legally-compliant way.

Course Description

This course educates participants about recent and planned legal changes in California that impact MFTs. A number of state laws have changed in recent years, including changes that many practitioners report not being aware of.

Topics include:

  • New telehealth regulations
  • Maintenance of records
  • 2019 changes to supervision requirements
  • Working with dangerous clients

1 Hour CE. Video Format

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least 5 recent legal and ethical changes that impact California therapists

  • Identify recent regulatory changes to telehealth rules for master’s level therapists in California

  • Integrate planned changes in supervision rules into their practice and supervision processes


Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD

Education Director, SimplePractice Learning

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#42723). He currently serves as adjunct faculty for California State University Northridge in Los Angeles. He has taught at the graduate level for more than 15 years, primarily in Law and Ethics, and has written and trained extensively on ethical applications in mental health care. In addition to serving a three-year term on the AAMFT Ethics Committee, Dr. Caldwell served as the Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for AAMFT-California for 10 years. He served as Editor for the Users Guide to the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics and is the author of several books, including Saving Psychotherapy and Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs.

This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. For more information, please see our Approvals page.

Additional Information

Format & Length:

Video format; Total running time 60 minutes

Topic Area:

Law and Ethics

Instructional Level:


Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz.

Who Should Attend:

California graduate students and licensed counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists.

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Refund Policy:

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NAADAC Approval Status:

This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.