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

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 and The Wright Institute in Berkeley. He is the author of several books, including Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, and Saving Psychotherapy. He has served on the AAMFT Ethics Committee, and for several years as Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for AAMFT-California.