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Law & Ethics Conference

  • Saturday, November 21, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM Webinar


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Law & Ethics Conference co-hosted with USC

Saturday, November 14 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Practicing During a Pandemic: Legal and Ethical Considerations

Saturday, November 21 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Cultural Humility and the Pursuit of Social Justice

CEUs: 3 CEU’s per day. 6 CEU’s meets law and ethics
BBS requirement for licensing renewal.


Practicing During a Pandemic: Legal and Ethical Considerations
Saturday, November 14

Presenter: Myles Montgomery, LCSW, JD   

Description: This three-hour presentation is intended for licensed helping professional (i.e., LCSWs, LMFTs, etc.) in California and focuses on the present state of telehealth. The topics address the provision of telehealth services, in light of the emergence of COVID-19, which has prompted many licensed practitioners to migrate – temporarily or permanently – toward online practice.

Recent changes to telehealth laws will be highlighted, along with relevant ethical and professional standards. Materials included will reference both clinical and administrative considerations for the practice of psychotherapy. Attention will be given to risks and consequences of telehealth services. Moreover, issues related to client diversity and for keeping an in-person practice open will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Following completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand important terms related to telehealth.
  2. Identify relevant laws related to telehealth in California.
  3. Discern specific ethical and professional standards related to telehealth.
  4. Describe changes in telehealth since the emergence of COVID-19.
  5. Name potential risks and consequences associated with telehealth.
  6. Recognize clinical issues related to client diversity with the provision of telehealth services.
  7. List considerations for keeping an in-person practice open.

    Cultural Humility and the Pursuit of Social Justice
    Saturday, November 21

    Presenters: Myles Montgomery, LCSW, JD  and Jaya Roy, MA, ASW

    Description: Ethical codes call on helping professionals to pursue social justice and challenge oppression through legislation, policies, and practice. In light of recent events, including police violence, tension has emerged in the United States around issues of systemic racism. Consequently, anti-racism efforts have received attention in the domains of higher education to legislation.

    Following the aftermath of the 1994 Rodney King incident, cultural humility emerged as a concept that challenged norms and conventional understanding about how to address issues of diversity in professional fields. In the context of current events, cultural humility offers an opportunity to pursue notions of social justice in the helping professions.

    Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants shall be able to:

    1. Identify how codes of ethics regard social justice.
    2. Recognize laws that promote social justice.
    3. Define the major principles of cultural humility.
    4. Describe how cultural humility can promote social justice.

    About the Presenters:  

    Myles Montgomery, LCSW, JD 

    Myles Montgomery graduated from the MSW program at Sacramento State University in 2003 and began work as an emergency response worker for Yolo County CPS. After three years, he shifted to work as a residential social worker with EMQ Families First in 2006. Myles obtained his LCSW in 2009 and passed the California Bar in 2010, after graduating from the McGeorge School of Law.

    Besides work with the child welfare system, Myles has spent a year in civil litigation, practiced privately and worked as a Full Service Partnership (FSP) social worker in Solano County. Currently, Myles teaches in the Social Work Department at Sacramento State, where he has been since 2016.

    Jaya Roy, MA, ASW

    Jaya is a Cognitive Psychologist and a Clinical Social Worker. Jaya currently works at Mira Costa Community College as a Mental Health Counselor and serves as Chair for California’s Society For Clinical Social Worker’s (CSCSW) Diversity, Equity, and Transformation Committee. She is passionate about social justice and mental health, as well as the impact of the mind-body relationship on well-being. Jaya integrates frameworks from anti-oppressive practices, critical social work, and psychobiology in her clinical practice. When she is not focused on social work or activism, Jaya enjoys spending time with her birds, husband, or in the garden.


      Cost: CSCSW Members and USC Alumni: $115 for both sessions or $65 for one session| Nonmembers: $140 for both sessions or $80 for one session

      This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit (3 CEUs/day) for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

      Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

      Cancellation Policy

      • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
      • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
      • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

      Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

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