Law & Ethics:
What Should Be In Your Notes — But Probably Isn't
Barbara Griswold, LMFT
This 3-CE on-demand Law & Ethics training will be available for purchase through December 31, 2022.
Law & Ethics: What Should Be In Your Notes — But Probably Isn't (recorded program)
The recorded program is available immediately upon purchasing this training. You will receive an email with the subject "Purchase confirmation and instructions" which includes the link to watch the training.
3 CEs available once all training requirements are completed (watch program in full, pass post-test and submit course evaluation)
On-Demand Program - watch at your convenience! Must be completed before December 31, 2022.
A second 3-CE Law & Ethics recorded session on "How to Write a 10-Minute Treatment Plan" will be available from the live event on Saturday, June 25, 2022, also being taught by Barbara Griswold. Please register for that separately at this link.
This is the recorded version of this training.
Expert Barbara Griswold, LMFT will teach how to write brief notes that satisfy legal, ethical, and insurance expectations, in order to gain confidence in the event a records request comes in. She will outline new documentation requirements for telehealth. Barbara will introduce several note templates. The course will include sample progress notes with pointers for what “good” progress notes look like.
Identify how vague, illegible, or notes written long after the session can harm therapists and clients.
Identify 11 common health plan documentation requirements.
Define the "medical necessity criteria" used by health plans to approve ongoing treatment, and how to document this.
Demonstrate the use of SOAP and other note templates
Identify legal and ethical issues related to altering notes or writing late notes
Participants will receive 3 Law & Ethics CEs after watching this course in full and completing a Speaker Evaluation and short post-test.
- $45 - RECAMFT Licensed Members and Licensed Members of other CAMFT chapters
- $20 - RECAMFT Pre-Licensed Members and Pre-Licensed members of other CAMFT chapters
- $65 - General Admission (open to the public, non-members of CAMFT)
About Barbara Griswold
Barbara is a private practice consultant and the author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance -- And Whether You Should, now out in its 8th edition. In private practice in San Jose, she has been interviewed on NPR's “Morning Edition," and her articles have appeared in Psychotherapy Networker and The Therapist magazines. She is a past member of CAMFT’s State Ethics Committee and Board of Directors, and former Oral Examiner for the BBS. Her passion is helping therapists nationwide to master the business side of their practices. She invites members to contact her at her website, NavigatingtheInsuranceMaze.com.
On-Demand Video, a link to the recording will be emailed to registrants.
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CE Certificate: You must view the entire recorded program, and complete a post test and an evaluation, in order to receive your CE credit certificate. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is a CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider: Provider #57173.