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Is AI Smart for Your Therapy Practice? The ethics of Artificial Intelligence in therapy

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Curt Widhalm, MA, MS, LMFT and Katie Vernoy, MS, LMFT |Is AI Smart for Your Therapy Practice? The ethics of Artificial Intelligence in therapy (1 CE hour)

Technological advances in artificial intelligence have made publicly available tools alluring for therapists who may wish to speed up their work in completing documentation and creating content to advertise their practices. With the rapid advancements in this technology, the responsible use of the content created by these tools has little direct historical direction for mental health professionals to follow. This workshop describes the technology and how it can be responsibly used for clinicians, including the pitfalls and potential effects on existing and potential clients.

Learning objectives: Participants in this course will be able to:

  1. Two ways that therapists can harm clients when using artificial intelligence
  2. Appropriately apply authorship credit when artificial intelligence is being used
  3. Critique two deficits in the content that artificial intelligence chatbots create

Our Presenters

Curt Widhalm, LMFT

Curt Widhalm is in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is the cofounder of the Therapy Reimagined conference, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University and CSUN, a former Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, former CFO of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a loving husband and father. He is 1/2 great person, 1/2 provocateur, and 1/2 geek, in that order. He dabbles in the dark art of making “dad jokes” and usually has a half-empty cup of coffee somewhere nearby. Learn more at:

Katie Vernoy, LMFT

Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant supporting leaders, visionaries, executives, and helping professionals to create sustainable careers. Katie, with Curt, has developed workshops and a conference, Therapy Reimagined, to support therapists navigating through the modern challenges of this profession. Katie is also a former President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her spare time, Katie is secretly siphoning off Curt’s youthful energy, so that she can take over the world. Learn more at:


Therapy Reimagined is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #132270). Therapy Reimagined maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Courses meet the qualifications for the listed hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. We are working on additional provider approvals, but solely are able to provide CAMFT CEs at this time. Please check with your licensing body to ensure that they will accept this as an equivalent.