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L&E Workshop #2: An Overview of Progress Notes as They are Utilized in Documenting Mental Health Treatment Records

  • September 25, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Zoom Online Training


  • If you are not a current EB CAMFT member, please consider joining our organization.

EB CAMFT is inviting you to a Zoom training:

Law and Ethics Online Series 2020

This is the second in a series of four L&E online workshops facilitated by CAMFT Attorneys this year. Each of the four workshops stands alone and provides 1.5 CEUs.  If you attend all 4 of them, you can earn all 6 Law and Ethics CEUs required for renewing your license.

**Below is the second in the series, and the additional two workshops are listed at the end of this page. 

We will notify you when registration opens for the other workshops**

An Overview of Progress Notes as They are

Utilized in Documenting Mental Health

Treatment Records

Friday, September 25, 2020

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Presented on Zoom by Michael Griffin, Esq 

1.5 CEUs Offered

Cost to join us on Friday:

EB CAMFT Members: $10,  Non-Members: $20

*Or register to watch a recorded presentation later:

Members $10/Guests $20

Pre-registration to view the live workshop required (no later than the end of the day Thursday Sept. 24th)

Michael Griffin, J.D., LCSW, Staff Attorney at CAMFT
Educational Goals

Participants will gain a greater understanding of the legal and ethical obligations surrounding attendance at a deposition. Participants will also learn what the deposition itself might be like.

Measurable Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • 1.      Describe 3 or more specific functions/purposes for progress notes.
  • 2.      Explain how progress notes are relevant to the requirements expressed in California Business and Professions Code, 4982. (v), which requires therapists to “keep records consistent with sound clinical judgment, the standards of the profession, and the nature of the services rendered.”
  • 3.      Explain how progress notes are relevant to the ethical standards concerning client/patient records, as expressed in §5.3 of the CAMFT Code of Ethics. 
  • 4.      Explain the difference between “progress notes” and “psychotherapy notes” as they are defined by HIPAA.About the presenter:

Michael Griffin, J.D., LCSW, is an attorney at law and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mr. Griffin received his MSW degree from the USC School of Social Work in 1980, and obtained his LCSW in 1982. In 1998, Mr. Griffin was a member of the first graduating class at Chapman University School of Law and obtained his law license in 2002.

Mr. Griffin has a broad background of experience as a mental health professional and has worked as a therapist, clinical case manager, clinical supervisor and child/adolescent outpatient clinic director, and was the Director of Clinical Operations for Western Youth Services in Orange County, California. He also served as a BBS oral examiner for LCSW candidates.

For several years, Mr. Griffin was employed in the department of Psychiatry at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA., where he worked as a child-family therapist, clinical supervisor, and outpatient clinic director, and was the coordinator of school-based mental health programs. Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist in Orange County, CA., and is an attorney with CAMFT, where he consults with CAMFT’s members regarding legal and ethical issues.


Course Completion certificates will be awarded at the end of each course in exchange. Each course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


General information, special needs, ADA accommodations, or grievances:  Please contact Aliss Wong at  You will receive a response within 24 hours.  Note: Deadline for requesting ADA accommodations is two weeks prior to the workshop so that we may have time to properly accommodate you.

NOTE: **IMPORTANT REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY** You may cancel for a full refund up to 15 days prior to September 25th, or a 50% refund between 5 and 15 days prior to September 25th. No refunds for cancellations within 5 days of September 25th, or if you are unable to join the live event on September 25th, or for failure to watch the recorded event prior to the viewing deadline.  Unused funds cannot be applied to future workshops. NO EXCEPTIONS!  If the event is cancelled for any reason, you will receive a full refund.

Two Additional Upcoming Trainings in this Series:

Friday, October 9, 2020

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Bradley Muldrow, Esq
“Critical legal and ethical requirements for providing treatment to minors who are consenting on their own” (1.5 CEUs)

Friday, November 13, 2020

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Luke Martin, Esq
“A therapist’s mandatory reporting obligations under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act”  (1.5 CEUs)

We will notify you as each of these upcoming workshops are open for registration.

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