July 2023 Law & Ethics Webinar

  • Thu, July 20, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • A Zoom Presentation


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July 2023 Law & Ethics Webinar


Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq.
CAMFT Staff Attorney

A Zoom Presentation

Thursday, July 20, 2023
9:00 am – 12:15 pm

3.0 CE Credits

WhatsApp with Therapists?
Exploring the Legal Ins and Outs of Advertising on Social Media

Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq.

Presentation Description

If you consider yourself a member of #therapistsofinstagram or otherwise incorporate social media into your advertising strategy, you should be considering the laws and ethics of putting yourself out there. Social media advertising can be a great way to connect with new and current patients, but it also opens to doors to ethically dubious interactions when a non-patient slides into your DMs in crisis or a patient publicly posts clinically-relevant material to your personal Facebook page. In this three-hour presentation, CAMFT staff attorney Kristin Roscoe will help you unpack what legal and ethical considerations therapists should take into account when advertising services via social media and how to address some of those stickier virtual interactions.

Measurable Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify when dual relationships become unethical and steps to avoid that eventuality
  2. Analyze the informed consent process to determine whether addressing social media interactions would be appropriate to include in that documentation
  3. Identify the circumstances under which a therapist could share information on social media without breaching patient confidentiality.

Presenter Bio

Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney, takes CAMFT member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to The Therapist. Before joining CAMFT’s legal team, Kristin represented healthcare systems and professionals in professional negligence litigation at La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames. Since entering the legal profession, Kristin has worked in various capacities presenting to and advocating on behalf of her clients both in and outside of the courtroom. Kristin received her B.A. from The College of Wooster in 2006 and graduated from The American University Washington College of Law with her J.D. in 2012.


$35 Desert-CAMFT Members
$55 for Non-members
$20 for Prelicensed

Registration is open until July 19 at 10pm.


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