Continuing Education Classes

Law and Ethics

Now available on video!

A thorough understanding of current laws and ethical standards pertaining to psychotherapy is critical for therapists. This class presents a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of issues such as privilege and confidentiality, danger to self or others, treatment of minors, mandated responsibilities and other legal issues related to MFT and LCSW practice. Recent changes in the law are highlighted.


Workshop participants receive the GGS comprehensive Law & Ethics book as well as the class handouts and powerpoint.

Workshop Schedule:
Begin: 9:00 am
Lunch break: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm*
End: 4:00 pm

*No credit hours are received for breaks.

Target Audience:
MFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, LEPs. Level: Intermediate.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Assess and manage legal responsibilities pertaining to both mandated and permitted exceptions.
  2. Assess and manage ethical responsibilities including dual relationships, establishing and maintaining clinical boundaries, managing countertransference, and engaging the client in the informed consent process.
  3. Maintain a standard of care to protect against charges of criminal, civil, and ethical wrongdoing.
  4. Describe how to consult to better uphold legal and ethical responsibilities.

This course satisfies the following California BBS Continuing Education requirements:

  • All 6 hours of Law and Ethics required for California LMFTs
  • All 6 hours of Law and Ethics required for California LCSWs
  • All 6 hours of Law and Ethics required for California LPCCs
  • All 6 hours of Law and Ethics required for California LEPs

Presented by Suzanne Mell, MA, LMFT

Suzanne has been teaching courses and providing one-to-one tutoring for Gerry Grossman mostly in the Sacramento area, since September 1999. She received her Masters degree from National University - Sacramento in 1995 and passed her licensing exams in January 1999. Her area of expertise is working with children, adolescents and their families, but over the years she has worked with many different ages and stages.

Suzanne has worked for Amador County Mental Health as a child clinician and as their Children's System of Care Coordinator, and has also provided clinical supervision for MFT and CSW Interns. Currently she is in private practice in the Amador & Sacramento County areas and is a contract clinician at Rite of Passage - Sierra Ridge group home.

Suzanne is empathetic to those preparing for their exams. She presents the course materials in a well organized manner and also uses humor to decrease her students' test anxiety so that they can remember that they are competent human beings.

If you are not yet licensed you can register for this course with a 10% discount. Please use this button to sign in. When you return your prelicensure discount will be enabled.

Course: GGS0401
Provides 6 CE Hours
Cost: $135.00
This price includes your $10.00 discount for ordering online.

Location: Folsom

Time: Saturday Sep. 21, 2019. From 9:00AM - 4:00PM.

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This seminar was really engaging, yet informative.

Gerry Grossman Seminars is approved to offer Continuing Education courses for these licensing organizations.
Some of our courses may not be applicable to your organization.
It is your responsibility to determine which of our courses will satisfy your license renewal requirements.

Participants must attend the full course to receive their certificates of completion. Certificates are distributed in class immediately following the course.


ADA Statement
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