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  • 0 NP0009 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical DilemmasNP0009, Ethics, Session 5, Steven Frankel 09.22.2011 15:59
    Appreciated the information and examples; would have wished for more time for Steve to cover the material on the pps he had to skip due to time constraints. Could this webinar be expanded into 2 hours? Dale Blumen, Newport, RI
  • 0 NP0009 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical DilemmasNP0009, Ethics, Session 4, William Doherty 09.20.2011 18:04
    I appreciate Bill's emphasis on early and ongoing evaluation of both the client-therapist relationship and progress toward client's goal(s). I've found the Client Directed Outcome Informed forms very helpful in this regard. At every session, I ask for client feedback re: progress using the Client Outcome Rating Scale (takes about 2 minutes for client's to rate). I graph these scores so we have a visual of the trajectory of change that helps track progress. And at the end of every session, I ask for relationship feedback using the Session Rating Form. This takes a lot of pressure off me, as the client evaluates his/her progress and their satisfaction with the relationship; their feedback opens up doors for collaboratively discussing topics like lack of progress - exploring alternative therapies and therapists - and allows for the possibility of "failing successfully." Using outcome measures also helps us stay focused and on the same page.
    Dale Blumen, Newport, RI
  • -0.1 NP0009 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical DilemmasNP0009, Ethics, Session 3, Clifton Mitchell 09.15.2011 13:15
    This presentation provided some clearly delineated guidelines to help us navigate the muddy areas between codes and the law that are present in many ethical dilemmas. I really liked the attention to language - and the caveat to know your state's laws. Even experienced clinicians can learn a lot from the information provided and discussed. Dale Blumen, Newport, RI
  • -0.1 NP0009 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical DilemmasNP0009, Ethics, Session 2, Ofer Zur 09.13.2011 13:15
    Thank you for a presentation that offers an anthropological lens of compassionate curiosity/understanding for therapists to use while considering digital as well as other ethical issues. I will be tweaking my informed consent and office policy as a result of watching this webinar. I am a digital "immigrant." During our last storm, we lost electricity in our state and land lines were non-functional, as well. Because of the long lead-in time, I heeded advice and added texting to my smart phone (also got a very quick lesson from one of my adult children on how to use it!). What I realized in trying to communicate with clients re: appts after the storm had passed, was that I hadn't routinely obtained cell phone numbers from everyone - and I didn't know who had text capacity. While it all worked out, my "lesson learned" was that this digital information is now be part of my routine intake, my informed consent and my office policy. Newport, RI
  • 0 P002 New Perspectives: Ethical Standards for the 21st Century PractitionerNew Perspectives on Ethics, Session 1: Comment Board 09.08.2011 13:31
    I really liked how Mary Jo comes from a stance of "caring for" our clients in a collaborative, respectful and transparent manner. Having conversations with our clients around these common ethical dilemmas even before they arise (e.g., living in a small town) enhances the predictability and safety of the therapy environment. And when we create a plan with our clients during these conversations, we are engaging them in the therapy process as well as strengthening our alliance. Thank you, Mary Jo. Dale Blumen, Newport, RI

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