BOARD OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES DEFENSE

Marriage and Family Therapists & Licensed Clinical Social Workers

The Board of Behavioral Sciences is tasked with regulating the mental health profession in California, along with the California Medical Boards and Board of Psychology

It has the mission to “Protect and serve Californians by setting, communicating, and enforcing standards for safe and competent mental health practice.”

The Board of Behavioral Sciences regulates the following:

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)

  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)
  • Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC)
  • Associate Clinical Social Workers (ASW)
  • Marriage and Family Therapist Interns (IMF)
  • Professional Clinical Counselor Interns (PCCI)
  • Continuing Education Providers (PCE)
  • MFT Referral Services (MRF)

For each license regulated by the Board, significant investments are made by the licensees and their related business entities.  The threat of being denied a license or approval, having a license or service investigated, or losing a license is a serious legal issue, which threatens and jeopardizes all that one has worked hard to obtain.

If you are subject to a denial by way of Statement of Issues for a license and approval regulated by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, are under investigation, or have received an Accusation threatening to revoke, suspend, or discipline a license, you need an experienced healthcare licensing attorney.

Scott J. Harris, Esq. has extensive experience defending mental health professionals before the Board of Behavioral Sciences.   He can assist in issues that may deal with:

  • Gross Negligence and Incompetence (Standards of Practice)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Criminal Charges, including domestic violence, assault and petty theft
  • Boundary Issues, including sexual relationships with clients
  • Transference Issues
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Anger Management Issues
  • Insurance Billing Fraud

As a former Deputy Attorney General and licensing board prosecutor, Scott J. Harris understands how licensing agencies operate. Because he knows how licensing boards conduct their investigations and how prosecutors build their cases, he is able to take proactive steps to defend his clients’ licenses and earning capacity.

At S J Harris Law, we help mental health professionals protect their licenses. Attorney Scott J. Harris represents clients during the initial investigation, during formal actions through accusations, statements of issues, administrative hearings and appeals, and appeals to the superior court through writs of mandamus.

We offer comprehensive legal counseling with a focus on economy, judiciousness and respect.

Contact professional license defense lawyer Scott J. Harris at 323-370-6139 to schedule a free 30-minute consultation. Together, we will fight for your license as a marriage and family therapist, psychologist, social worker and occupational therapist.