407 507 The Therapist under the Microscope Part 1 & Part 2: In Treatment and the Ethical Challenges of Practice
Saturday All-Day: Two Part
In Treatment, starring Gabriel Byrne as compassionate, skilled, and flawed Dr. Paul Westin, is not only the most realistic and engrossing drama about a psychotherapist ever presented on TV. . .
it also explores significant clinical and ethical issues faced by most therapists at some point in their careers. In this workshop, we’ll watch clips from the show and explore the ethical and clinical complexities raised during important episodes. Among the issues we’ll consider are the clinical and ethical difficulties resulting from blurred boundaries with clients and supervisors, how personal problems in the therapist’s own life can “leak” into the therapy, and the problems that arise when treating couples if the therapist’s training and experience is exclusively with individuals. Note:
this workshop fulfills many state board requirements for training in ethics and risk management. (This session will continue with Workshop 507.)
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,
and Take Back Your Kids
. His latest is Family Therapy
, with Susan McDaniel.