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Ethical Dilemmas for the 21st-Century Practitioner

Mary Jo BarrettMonday, November 14

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Mary Jo Barrett • Find out the best ways to handle the most common ethical quandaries that today’s therapists face, many of which are the product of the sudden changes in cultural norms and the ambiguous situations never envisioned by our clinician instructors, with veteran therapist Mary Jo Barrett.

As you listen to this remarkably straightforward and candid discussion, you’ll glean practical ideas about how to manage ethical challenges involving self-disclosure, giving and receiving gifts, and dual relationships that are rarely discussed in public forums. You’ll learn more about the crucial value of establishing an initial therapeutic contract with clients and the vital role of peer supervision and consultation in navigating the new ethical considerations of 21st-century practice.

Mary Jo Barrett, M.S.W., is the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change and teaches at the University of Chicago. She’s the coauthor of Systemic Treatment of Incest and coeditor of Treating Incest: A Multimodal Systems Perspective. Website:

Learning Objectives:

1. Evaluate today’s ethical dilemmas and how to resolve them.
2. Explain how to develop unambiguous boundaries in the consulting room.
3. Discuss risk management and the role of self-reflection, supervision, and consultation.