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California Regulations, Public Policy, and CAMFT DEI Statement
Two party Consent for Audio Recording (Ca Penal Code 637.2) In California, you must get the consent of all parties before recording any conversation that common sense tells you might be "private" or "confidential" (even in your own therapy). In addition, someone who records a conversation without consent is liable to criminal prosecution, violating the California wiretapping law, and this exposes the individual to a civil lawsuit for damages by an injured party, as well. See Cal. Penal Code § 637.2. Kristin F Jones, LMFT does not record any sessions for any reason, whatsoever. Recordings of session must be consented to by both therapist and client. By the same token, if a client attempts to bring in a recording, I will first ask if there is audible 'consent' permitting the recording by the other person(s) on the actual recording. If you did not ask for consent, or if granted consent is not audible at the very beginning of the recorded conversation, then we will not be listening/utilizing said recording for session; but rather, I will request that you rely on your memory to process the conversation.
No Surprises Act, 2022 (H.R. 133) You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
Notice to Clients, 2019, (AB 630) The Board of Behavioral Sciences receives and responds to complaints regarding services by marriage and family therapists, licensed educational psychologists, clinical social workers, or professional clinical counselors. Contact www.bbs.ca.gov, or (916) 574-7830.
CAMFT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Diversity is the beauty of life, experienced in the broadest spectrum of the many different identity(ies) we hold. Inclusion is acknowledging, creating space, and appreciating the value of our diversity, intentionally enlisting and engaging the different identities and experiences, and respecting and holding what each person brings to the organization.
We acknowledge that societal power structures, tensions, and complexities related to diversity contribute to disparities in power, control, influence, status, privilege, and opportunities among individuals and groups. Therefore, our commitment to inclusion involves the continuous identification and effective elimination of barriers to access to association roles, resources, and relationships, and to the creation of systems that are accessible and promote equity for all.
It is our core value in CAMFT to support, promote, and protect diversity, to value all individuals and groups free from prejudice and oppression, and to foster a climate where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic. We will continuously and actively work to address barriers that our privilege prevents us from being aware of through a process of self-evaluation, holding feedback and making shifts that align with anti-oppressive engagement. By appreciating the importance of inclusion, we embrace that the collective and individual talents, skills, and perspectives of members, constituent groups, and partners foster a culture of belonging, collaborative practice, innovation, and mutual respect & trust. Diversity of thought and inclusion of new ideas and perspectives can help us increase creativity, generate new ideas, enhance problem solving, increase sustainability, productivity, and effectiveness.