Continuing Education

Children’s Health Council offers continuing education courses taught on site by top professionals each year. Classes are accredited by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and the American Psychological Association and are led by licensed professionals. Continuing education credits are available for MFTs, LCSWs and psychologists. Depending on the topic, classes can be a full day or half day. Full day classes include lunch. Fees: $150 for full day, $75 for half day. 

To receive notice of continuing education classes, email and request to be included on our email and mailing list for professionals. For more information and to register: or 650.617.3853.




 Law & Ethics: What’s the Future & Where to Fit

 Date: Monday, September 15, 2014

Time: 9:30am – 3:15pm

Cost: $150 (includes lunch)

 Speaker: A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD, ABPP


Course Description

This 6-hour program for all levels of professionals addresses the profound changes that are taking place in the health system in the United States, the implications for mental health care, and, in turn the implications for mental health care providers. We begin with a discussion of the role of the insurance industry in health care and how that role has expanded over the past 50-60 years, affecting the licensure and practices of mental health professionals. From there, we move to the current changes themselves, including the Affordable Health Care Act, Accountable Care Organizations, Current Procedural Terminology, DSM vs. ICD, Electronic Health Care Records, HIPAA changes, insurance panels for independent practitioners, the Parity Law, “Professional Wills,” alternatives to licensed mental health practice, and licensing board action summaries.

Goals & Objectives

After attending this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Define “ACA,” “ACO,” “CPT,” “DSM,” “ICD,” “EHR,” & “HIPAA”
  • State a major alternative to licensed mental health practice
  • State two helpful attributes of DSM-5
  • Define “crosswalk”
  • List at least two models of “professional wills”
  • List at least two of the most frequent causes for discipline of mental health care providers

Approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit for:

  • Psychologists as required by the American Psychological Association. CHC maintains responsibility
    for this program and its content.
  • LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE 2135) 

 DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 5:00pm

For reasons of confidentiality, this course is open to professionals only. Course includes lunch. For dietary restrictions beyond vegetarian, please call 650.617.3853. Children’s Health Council is handicap accessible.

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Children’s Health Council is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. Children’s Health Council maintains responsibility for this program and its content.