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Law and Ethics: Staying Current in a Changing Practice Environment - November 18


  • Describe the five-part model on the standard of care
  • Describe recent changes in duty to warn
  • Explain what the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Commission is and how it relates to telepsychology
  • Identify two risks posed to therapists who use social media, including email and texting


Upcoming Dates For This Webinar

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course.

This webinar runs from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.


Course Description

This class addresses current developments in the law and how mental health professionals can avoid legal actions and ethical problems. Topics include: (1) current status of telehealth; (2) the risks of use of social media and email; (3) how to minimize the risk of litigation and board complaints; (4) the duty to warn; and (5) trends in litigation against mental health professionals.

This class meets the law and ethics requirement for California Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs, as well as the ethics course requirement for New York, Pennsylvania and other states.

Pricing: $199 (Early Registration), $219 (Regular Registration)
6.0 Credits


O. Brandt Caudill, Jr. J.D., Attorney at Law

has been a licensed attorney in California since 1979. He is a recognized expert in the defense of mental health professionals in civil and administrative litigation. He has authored over 20 articles and chapters in several books, and with Dr. Ken Pope wrote book Law and Mental Health Professionals, California published by APA. In addition, Mr. Caudill has had a number of precedent-setting appellate cases on issues significant to mental health professionals.


About This Webinar

The webinar is a live, interactive class. You will view the webinar in real time from your home or office on a computer, tablet (e.g., iPad) or phone. You will be able see the speaker and the slides, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and respond to polls. You will have access to the handouts, which you can view on your computer or download and print.

You will need to show up on time to receive credit, just like at an in-person class, but you can wear whatever you’d like! The class will run from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time. There will be a morning and afternoon break and a break for lunch. At the end of the class you will need to take a post-test and receive a score of 75% or above to pass. You have up to three attempts to pass the post-test. Most people pass on their first attempt. After two attempts to pass the post-test you will need to contact our office and you will be provided with one more attempt to pass the post-test. The post-test will only be available at the end of the class. Once you pass the post-test, you will complete an evaluation online and then you will receive your Certificate of Attendance online, which you can view and print.

Registration Information

The course fee is determined by the date of payment in relation to the course date:

  • Early Registration: If payment is received 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.
  • Regular Registration: For payments received less than 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.

Cancellation Policy

There is a $35.00 processing fee, per seminar, for refunds requested by the Wednesday prior to the weekend of the webinar. After that time, there will be no refunds. If a course must be cancelled due to an unforeseen event (e.g., natural disaster, instructor illness), the webinar will be rescheduled. Participants will be credited to take the rescheduled course or another PPS webinar. No refunds will be given.

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