Wednesday, May 23, 2007


SANTA ANA, Calif. – Feb. 22, 2007 -- Orange County mental health professionals have the opportunity to complete six credit hours of continuing education at a workshop hosted by Argosy University/Orange County on Friday, March 30.

The course, titled “Lessons from the Spider Page: Law and Ethics in Couples Work,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Argosy University/Orange County campus located at 3501 W. Sunflower Ave., Suite 110 in Santa Ana. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

The continuing education course is named after “The Spider Page,” a popular column in The Therapist, the journal of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). “The Spider Page” lists the cases brought before the ethical review board of the Board of Behavioral Sciences, the state regulating board for family therapists and social workers. The class counts towards the six hours of continuing education for marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical social workers as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

“The course is targeted at marriage and family therapists, social workers and pastoral counselors,” said Dr. Melody Bacon, assistant chair of the Counseling Psychology program at Argosy University/Orange County. “The goal is to provide a review of ethical issues, professional goals, ethical standards and risk management with a special emphasis on the unique challenges involved in working with couples.”

The course is taught by Dr. Bacon, a licensed psychologist, and her husband Ronald Bacon, a marriage and family therapist. Ronald Bacon is also an adjunct instructor at Argosy University. The Bacons are in private practice in San Juan Capistrano and specialize in couples counseling.

Early registration through Tuesday, March 20, is $85. Regular registration is $110. For more information about this continuing education course, call (714) 338-6200 or e-mail

Argosy University/Orange County is located at 3501 W. Sunflower Ave., Suite 100, Santa Ana. Argosy University/Orange County is one of 18 Argosy University ( locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor's degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate's degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602), (800) 621-7440,

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