Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

LA-CAMFT 2023 Teletherapy Workshop: Basic Competencies in Telehealth

  • 06/23/2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Online Via Zoom


  • LA-CAMFT Members (Login Required)
  • LA-CAMFT Prelicensed Members (Login Required)
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members (Must enter name of chapter)
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Prelicensed Members (Must enter name of chapter)
  • CSCSW Members (Must enter code to register)
  • Non-Members
  • Prelicensed Non-Members
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LA-CAMFT June 2023

LA-CAMFT 2023 Teletherapy Workshop:
Basic Competencies in Telehealth

Meets New BBS Requirement!

Friday, June 23, 2023
9:00 am-12:15 pm

Via Zoom

3 CE Credits

LA-CAMFT 2023 Teletherapy Workshop:
Basic Competencies in Telehealth

Linda J. Hoffman, PsyD

New Law AB 1759 goes into effect on July 1, 2023. It requires all licensed therapists applying for license renewal and associates who are applying to take the licensing exam to have 3 hours of training in the delivery of mental health services via telehealth, including law and ethics. Read more about the new law here: https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/ab_1759_faq_telehealth.pdf.

This presentation meets the BBS requirement and covers basic competencies in the provision of mental health services via telehealth. Competencies being addressed include, but are not limited to: legal and ethical standards (including jurisdictional issues and HIPAA requirements), risks and benefits, informed consent, communication and safety issues, research on effectiveness, assessing clients for appropriateness, and common video presentation issues.

Educational Goal: To prepare psychotherapists to respond to and manage the legal, ethical, clinical, and technical issues associated with the provision of psychotherapy via telehealth. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the legal and ethical issues associated with providing psychotherapy in jurisdictions outside their State(s) of licensure.
  2. Articulate informed consent standards related to telehealth.
  3. Summarize communication and safety issues that may arise in a telehealth setting.
  4. Determine how to assess the appropriateness of telehealth for clients.
  5. Solve common video presentation issues.

Linda J. Hoffman, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist living in Los Angeles, California. She is licensed in California and New York and owns a 100% telehealth private practice, Above the Line Psychotherapy, that serves entertainment industry professionals. Dr. Hoffman is also a Senior Lecturer in the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program at the University of Southern California. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, she completed extensive training in the provision of psychotherapy via telehealth including legal and ethical issues related to the delivery of mental health services using other technologies. Dr. Hoffman has lectured on telehealth best practices and consulted with programs about training clinicians to be telehealth providers.

For more information, contact Di Wilson or Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai.

Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

Event Details: 
Friday, June 23, 2023, 9:00-12:15 am
8:30-9:00: Check-In
12:15-12:45 am  (optional) Participant Announcements

9:00: Meeting Begins
12:15 Presentation and Related Announcements End
12:15 (optional) Participant Announcements
12:45 Meeting Ends

Online Via Zoom

Your registration confirmation email will include the Zoom link and instructions for accessing the event.

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$35 for LA-CAMFT Members
Other CAMFT Chapter Members
CSCSW Members
$15 for LA-CAMFT Prelicensed Members
$50 for Non-Members
$30 for Prelicensed Non-Members

3 CEs Provided

For any interested in expanding your professional networking opportunities, please join us from 12:15 to 12:45 and sign up to make an announcement when you register.

Registration is open until June 22 at 10pm.

Register Online today for a Quick & Easy Check-In.

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 3 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

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