Law & Ethics Part 1: Depositions (recorded)

  • Sat, December 12, 2020
  • 11:30 AM
  • Tue, December 15, 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Presentation


Registration is closed

The Desert CAMFT Chapter
Law & Ethics 2020: Part One

(There will be four (4) L&E Zoom sessions

to be presented during 2020)

The first session will be repeated on

July 10
10:30 - Noon

Deposition Do’s & Don’ts

                                             Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq.

                                             CAMFT Staff Attorney

                           The remaining sessions are scheduled for:

                                                     September 25

                                                         October 9

                                                      November 13

                                     Each session is 1.5 hours
                                    1.5 CEUs for each session

      We suggest that you register for each part/session, in order to received the full amount of CEU's necessary (6) for licensure requirements (subsequent sessions will be listed for registration soon).

                                       Cost for each session:
                                  Licensed Chapter Members 
                                              1.5 CEUs for $25

                                              1.5 CEUs for $30

                                                $10 (no CEUs)


      Register here for the July 10 session  

You will receive Handouts for each presentation and an opportunity to ask questions during the workshop

A zoom link will be emailed to registered participants prior to the individual session



This presentation details what to expect when a therapist is called to provide testimony at a deposition in their professional capacity. 

Educational Goals

Participants will gain a greater understanding of the legal and ethical obligations surrounding attendance at a deposition. Participants will also learn what the deposition itself might be like. 

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to 

  1. Identify the two primary reasons why a therapist might be called to provide deposition testimony. 
  2. Analyze the information in a deposition subpoena in order to convey that information to their patient(s). 
  3. State the three individuals who may assert the psychotherapist patient privilege. 
  4. Identify the seven ground rules common to most depositions.


The full L&E course summary is:

Dates, Times, Presenters & Topics

Friday, July 10, 2020

10:30 am - Noon

Kristin Roscoe, Esq.

What therapists should expect when served with a subpoena to testify at either a deposition or in a courtroom” 


Friday, September 25, 2020

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Michael Griffin, Esq.

An overview of progress notes as they are utilized in documenting mental health treatment records” 


Friday, October 9, 2020

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Bradley Muldrow, Esq.

Critical legal and ethical requirements for providing treatment to minors who are consenting on their own”


Friday, November 13, 2020

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Luke Martin, Esq.

A therapist’s mandatory reporting obligations under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act”

This course meets the qualifications for six (6) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Completion certificates will be awarded for full attendance of the event. Course evaluations are required to obtain the completion certificate.

Desert CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (Provider #62275) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs.  Desert CAMFT maintains responsibility for the course and its content.  

The Desert Chapter’s Refund, Grievance and ADA Policies are described under Events on the Chapter website at (Specifically, refunds must be requested at least three (3) days prior to the event)


Desert Chapter — California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (DESERT-CAMFT)
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