Continuing Education At-home Streaming Video

12-Hour California Law & Ethics Self-Study

12 Hour Continuing Education Course

6-Hour Streaming Video + 6-Hour Text Course

Meets the 12-hour Law & Ethics requirement for AMFTs, ASWs and APCCs retaking the California Law & Ethics Exam.

  • Take the course
  • Pass the post-quiz
  • Print your certificate

A thorough understanding of current laws and ethical standards pertaining to psychotherapy is critical for therapists. This course integrates video and text-based components to present comprehensive and up-to-date information specific to recently enacted legislation as it pertains to mental health professionals in California. It also includes an overview of issues such as privilege and confidentiality, danger to self or others, treatment of minors, mandated responsibilities, telehealth, health insurance and private practice, and other legal issues related to mental health practice. Recent changes in the law are highlighted.


The text contains over 300 pages, so we recommend purchasing the printed book rather than printing it yourself.

Principal Faculty and Credentials:
Gerry Grossman, MA, LMFT

American Counseling Association (2005). ACA Code of Ethics. Alexandria, VA: Author.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. (2011). CAMFT Code of Ethics. San Diego, CA: CAMFT
Workers, N. A. (2008). NASW Code of Ethics (Guide to the Everyday Professional Conduct of Social Workers). Washington, DC: NASW.

Target Audience
LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, and/or LPCCs. Level: Introductory to Intermediate.

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

  1. Recognize legal and ethical responsibilities.
  2. Understand how to carry out legal and ethical responsibilities.
  3. Maintain a standard of care to protect against charges of criminal, civil, and ethical wrongdoing.
  4. Know when and how to properly consult to better uphold legal and ethical responsibilities.

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.

Presented by Gerry Grossman, MA, LMFT

Gerry Grossman has successfully trained thousands of exam candidates for their BBS licensing exams since 1985. His teaching style is clear, incisive, humorous and empathic. As a trained hypnotherapist, he has assisted many people with test anxiety. In 2016 Gerry received the Educator of the year award from AAMFT-CA.

In private practice, Gerry specializes in working with young children and their families. He has conducted therapeutic enrichment groups for 32 years in which he brings in his guitar, art supplies and puppets to help four and five-year-old children identify and express their feelings.


Materials Online Only
Online Plus Printed Materials, $30.00 additional, plus tax and shipping

Cost: $134.55
This price includes your $9.00 discount for ordering online and your 10% associate discount but not any applicable taxes or shipping.

This course is not approved for credit from the NBCC, as it highlights California law.

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The video portion was helpful, easy to access and the end of the video quizzes were comprehensive as well.

Why take Gerry Grossman Seminars at-home CE courses?

  • Video courses are filmed at live GGS classes and separated into segments of 30 minutes or less.
  • Printed materials for text-based courses available for a small fee.
  • Read the course material here on our website or download for offline study.
  • Online courses offer the post-test online for instant course completion.
  • You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
  • Online courses are available to you immediately after purchase.
  • California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs can fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.

Save more by studying online! If you don't buy any printed material, you don't pay any tax or shipping charges.

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 complete all course materials and pass all quizzes to receive their certificates of completion. Participants may print their certificates themselves or purchase certificates from Gerry Grossman Seminars.

  • CAMFT CEPA #133709. Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Gerry Grossman Seminars is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Gerry Grossman Seminars maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • CCAPP: Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 2N-08-123-0518 for 12 CEH's. Check website for specific course material applicability.
  • California Registered Nurses (CE Provider #CEP14499 - check website for specific course material applicability)
  • California Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians - the Board accepts our Board of Nursing-approved courses. Check website for specific course material applicability
  • NAADAC: This course has been approved by Gerry Grossman Seminars, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12 hours of continuing education. NAADAC Provider #97926, Gerry Grossman Seminars is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • NBCC: Gerry Grossman Seminars has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6363. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Gerry Grossman Seminars is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course is not approved for credit from the NBCC, as it highlights California law.
  • Texas MFTs (CE Provider #CS742 - check website for specific course material applicability)
  • Texas Social Workers (CE Provider #CS7402 - check website for specific course material applicability)
  • Washington MFTs, Counselors and Social Workers (check website for specific course material applicability)

ADA Statement
ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate what your needs are at the time of registration. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification.

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