Thursday 10/14 8:00-8:30 am Welcome & Introductions 8:30- 12 noon David Leatherberry, JD 2021-Update of Laws Affecting Behavioral Health Providers(3 CEs) 12:00 - 1:00 pm BREAK & Virtual LUNCH 1:00-4:30 pm Thea Monyee Winkler, LMFT Healing Circles: Inclusive Mental Health Practices for Black & POC Populations (3 CEs)
Friday 10/15 8:00-8:30 am Welcome & Introductions 8:30-12 noon Dr. Stephen Papaleo, Ph.D. Clinical Internship in a Virtual World(3 CEs) 12:00 - 1:00 pm BREAK & Virtual LUNCH 1:00 - 2:00 pm Dr. Jennifer McCart, Psy.D. & Suzy Pilipossian, M.A. Self-care Workshop 2:00 - 3:00 pm Emily Morales, LMFT Panel of Mental Health Interns 3:00 - 3:50 pm MHWA Executive Board Elections 3:50 - 4:00 pm Dr. Livier Martinez, DSW, LCSW UCLA STAND (Screening & Treatment for Anxiety & Depression)
David Leatherberry, JD Law & Ethics(3 CEs) Learning Objectives:
Learn about updates to HIPAA and understand key differences between state and federal privacy law.
Learn the steps required in facilitating patient requests to access, review and amend health information.
Learn the current status of telehealth laws affecting interstate practice.
Understand the recent changes to California's child abuse reporting law.
David Leatherberry represents solo and small group health care practices, providing business, regulatory and licensing support, with an emphasis on behavioral health. He has been counsel for the San Diego Psychological Association since approximately 2007, where he advises members regularly on legal and ethical issues affecting their practice. As of 2021, he began providing the same service for "Platinum" members of the California Psychological Association. He defends providers before all licensing boards. He advises practices on numerous compliance issues related to privacy, anti-kickback, false claims, billing and recoupment, employment, and practice formation and transition. Prior to going into private practice, he worked for the University of San Diego School of law, Mental Health Advocacy Program, providing regulatory support both to consumers and acute psychiatric hospitals. He was subsequently awarded the California State Bar’s highest honor for pro bono service for his volunteer work with the mentally ill. He is a past chair of the Health Law Committee for the California Lawyers Association, Business Law Section. He is a past instructor in Law and Ethics for psychologists, MFTs and counselors, and is a frequent panelist at the annual conference of the California Psychological Association. Prior to going into solo practice in 2018, he was a partner with the national law firm of Gordon, Rees, Scully, Mansukhani, LLP where he specialized in healthcare litigation and transactions.
Thea Monyee Winkler, LMFT Healing Circles: Inclusive Mental Health Practices for Black & POC Populations (3 CEs)
This workshop is an interactive and informative lecture plus Q&A, highlighting the importance of expanding the definition of mental health to include values and practices of people not reflected in traditional western psychotherapy and psychology, and strategies to create culturally inclusive strategies to meet the mental health needs of diverse populations. Learning Objectives:
Get a deeper understanding of systemic mental health barriers for Black/POC populations.
Understand language to address these barriers within the field and the campus community.
Be better equipped to assist clients/students within these populations and campus community.
Be better equipped to introduce and sustain healing circles for their campus community.
Dr. Stephen Papaleo, Ph.D. Clinical Internship in a Virtual World(3 CEs) Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn about the basic requirements to start an internship program under Board requirements as per the different licenses.
Understanding components of virtual and in-person supervision.
Navigating obstacles to establish a good internship program.
*MHWA is a CE provider approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Board of Behavioral Sciences recognizes CE credit from CPA approved providers for LCSWs, MFTs, LEPs, and LPCCs. MHWA’s CE programs meet the California Board of Nursing’s requirements for acceptable continuing education for BRN licensees. MHWA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Attendance policy Those who attend this training in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the training is completed will not receive CE credits.
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