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, LCSW, LPCC and LEP 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 Natalie Liberman, MSW, LCSW; M.A, LMFT

Natalie Liberman is a multi-lingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and her first Master's degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Natalie also holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Dubna.

Shortly after passing her LCSW exams in 2011, Natalie began teaching for Gerry Grossman Seminars, where she leads workshops helping candidates prepare for the LCSW and LMFT state exams, and a number of live Continuing Education classes. Natalie is well-regarded for her clear, engaging, effective and enthusiastic teaching style. She brings a wealth of clinical experience, knowledge, humor, and curiosity to all of her classes. She enjoys all aspects of working with candidates during the exam process.

In addition to teaching for Gerry Grossman Seminars, Natalie is part of the Adjunct Faculty at Pepperdine University since 2015, where she is a Professor at Graduate School of Education and Psychology at the West LA campus, as well as Pepperdine’s online Master's Degree programs. Natalie teaches the following courses: Individual & Family Treatment of Substance Abuse, Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders, Psychopathology, and Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Natalie has worked in various clinical settings (Adult Day Health Care Centers, Outpatient Substance Abuse Agencies, foster care agencies, home health care agencies, and private practice). In her private practice, Natalie works with an array of clients dealing with substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career and life transitions, sexual problems, social anxiety disorders, communication issues, self-esteem and general quality of life issues. Natalie has extensive training in contemporary psychodynamic theory, and also uses Humanistic-Existential, Cognitive-Behavioral treatment, and EMDR therapy depending on the unique needs of each client.

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: Irvine

Time: Saturday June 27, 2020. From 9:00AM - 4:00PM.

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The book he provides is an invaluable resource. I highly recommend this workshop.

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.


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