Ethical Issues in Psychotherapy Today: Real World Solutions to New Dilemmas
Both the digital revolution and the seductive informality of our times have raised ethical issues they never taught us about in grad school. Here’s a webcast series that offers a roadmap through today’s increasingly ambiguous ethical territory.
We'll explore the pitfalls of practicing therapy by phone or Skype, and of using Google, email, and social media in your practice. Learn the latest legal standards, how to clearly establish the ethical ground rules for therapy, and much more.
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Today's Rapidly Changing Ethical Landscape
Join us for 6 sessions with the fields leading experts and get the very latest information on the ethical implications of the new realities of 21st-century clinical practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a fresh, candid, up-to-date perspective on reconciling clinical wisdom with thoughtful boundary maintenance from the leaders in the field today.
||Session 1: 21st-Century Ethical Dilemmas
Mary Jo Barrett, M.S.W.
Get practical guidance on how to establish boundaries from the first session on:
- The Dos and Don'ts of Therapist Self-Disclosure
- Negotiating Dual Relationships
- Participating in Client Celebrations and Ritual Occasions
- Making Use of Consultation Groups
- Ethical Vulnerability and therapist Self-Care
|| Session 2: Ethics in the Digital Age
Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
Explore the new ethical issues digital communications technology has introduced into our field:
- Googling Therapists and Clients
- To Accept or Not to Accept “Friending”
- The Ethics of Email
- Texting and Cell Phone Use with Clients
- The Dark Side of the Web
|| Session 3: The Therapist's Duty to Warn
Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D.
Examine the latest developments in your legal and ethical responsibilities as a therapist:
- Ethical vs. Legal Obligations
- Reporting Rape, Date Rape, and Statutory Rape
- Reporting Child Abuse
- When Physical Harm Is Threatened
- The Threat of Self-Injurious Behavior
||Session 4: The Ethics of Termination
William Doherty, Ph.D.
Learn how to broach termination when the client is no longer benefiting from therapy:
- Evaluating Client Progress
- Dealing with the Dissatisfied Client
- Inappropriate Therapist Terminations
- Avoiding Client Blame
- The Obligation to Refer and How to Handle It
|| Session 5: Law, Ethics, and Risk Management
Steven Frankel, Ph.D., J.D.
Receive an overview of the most frequently asked questions about the ethical and legal risks of practice:
- When Competence and Dual Relationships are the Issue
- Unprofessional Conduct vs. Personal Misconduct
- Malpractice vs. Board Violations
- Boundary Crossings vs. Boundary Violations
- When Therapists Commit Fraud
||Session 6: Telemental Health in the 21st Century
Marlene Maheu, Ph.D.
Explore the ethical issues of using Skype, e-mail, and other distance therapy tools:
- Getting Training in Online Counseling
- HIPPA Guidelines for Distance Therapy
- Common Issues with Video, Phone, and Email Therapy
- Using iPhone Apps and Self-Help eBooks
- State Licensing Issues with Skype and Other Distance Therapies
||Streaming-video webcasts available on-demand 24/7.
Watch whenever it's most convenient for you!
||Downloadable MP3s let you listen and learn wherever you want--
at the gym, in the car, anywhere you please.
||New! This course now includes transcripts of every session so you can read and take notes while you watch or listen on your own.
Hidden Ethical Dilemmas Webcast--The Most Convenient,
Enjoyable And Up-To-Date Way To Earn Your Ethics CEs.
How Would You Handle One Of These
Increasingly Common Ethical Challenges?
- You walk out the shower room of your health club and discover that one of
your clients has just joined your club.
- You’re tempted to share a personal experience with a client but something
tells you that you might be stepping over a line.
- A young client reports a date rape to you.
- A client offers you a gift to show appreciation for the impact
therapy has had on him.
- You find yourself developing a crush on a client.
Hidden Ethical Dilemmas Gives You A Fresh,
Candid, Up-To-Date Look At Balancing
Clinical Wisdom With Clear Ethical Boundaries.
Now You Can SEE And HEAR!
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You seriously spoke to me in a way that I could
understand and relate to and I found myself wishing
I had heard this conversation in 2006 when I began
my journey as an aspiring LMFT.
Freewheeling Conversations With
Highly Repected Thinkers And Therapists
Make This The Best-Ever Way To Get Your Ethics CEs.
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.
Ofer Zur, Ph.D., director of the Zur Institute, is a licensed psychologist from Sonoma, California. He’s written dozens of articles and four books, including Dual Relationships and Psychotherapy and Boundaries in Psychotherapy.
Clifton Mitchell, Ph.D., is a professor at East Tennessee State University, where he received the Teacher of the Year Award in 2002. He's the author of Effective Techniques for Dealing with Highly Resistant Clients.
William Doherty, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Citizen Professional Center at the University of Minnesota. His books include Take Back Your Marriage, Putting Family First, Take Back Your Kids, and Medical Family Therapy, with Susan McDaniel.
Steven Frankel, Ph.D., J.D., is an A.B.P.P. certified clinical and forensic psychologist, as well as an attorney at law. He's currently a clinical professor of psychology at University of Southern California.
Marlene Maheu, Ph.D. has been a leader and pioneer in telehealth since 1994. She developed the first online consumer portal for psychology worldwide, now known as SelfhelpMagazine.com, and chaired the first telehealth-related taskforce at the APA. She's the lead author of The Mental Health Professional and the New Technologies.
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