Ethics with Soul: Home visits, interacting with clients outside the office and other boundaries and multiple relationships in psychotherapy.

Presented by: Ofer Zur, PhD

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
(six contact hours)

The Guidance Center, 2nd Floor Training Room
1301 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

EVENT FLYER
Cost: $120

REGISTER HERE

TGC Staff, trainees and Interns: Free 

CONTENT OF TRAINING

This is an intermediate-advanced course addressing the complexities of boundary issues in psychotherapy, and the basic ethical issues regarding telemental health. The course will differentiate between boundary crossing and boundary violation and discuss issues such as self-disclosure, gifts, physical touch, bartering, home visits, home office, therapy outside the office, and multiple relationships.  The importance of informed consent will be emphasized. It will also discuss digital ethics concerns and how flexible therapeutic boundaries and the practice of ethical risk-management can enhance therapeutic alliances and clinical outcomes.

AFTER THIS WORKSHOP, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

1)  Define boundaries in therapy and differentiate between boundary crossings and boundary violations.

2) Review current standards of practice, risk management considerations and codes of ethics in regard to boundaries and dual relationships in psychotherapy.

3) Identify the current and rapidly changing main issues concerning digital ethics

4) Discuss the ethical and clinical issues involved in boundary, such as touch, gifts, self-disclosure, dual relationships, therapy outside the office, and bartering

5) Discuss some of the basic ethical and clinical considerations of TeleMental Health. 

6) Review how to include boundary considerations in the Informed Consent, Treatment Plans, and clinical records 

7) Identify ethical, standard of care and risk management considerations in out-of-office experiences with clients

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers who want to update their knowledge and competency in the law and ethics as they related to mental health professionals. Unlicensed and trainees are also welcome to attend though program content will be at the postdoctoral/post-licensure level. 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Ofer Zur, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, lecturer, ethics consultant, and forensic expert. He is the director of the Zur Institute, which offers over 125 online continuing education courses for mental health practitioners. He also has been practicing psychotherapy in California for over 25 years. Dr. Zur is one of the top experts in the field of psychological ethics, applying a non-dogmatic approach to multiple relationships and therapeutic boundaries. He is the author of numerous articles and four books.

PROVIDER APPROVAL

The Guidance Center is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Guidance Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts programs offered by approved APA sponsors of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical social workers.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

There is no commercial support for this CE program or instructor.  There are no known conflicts of interest.

PROGRAM CONTACT

For additional questions regarding this training, please contact the program administrator, Dawn Vo-JutabhaPh.D. at training_rsvp@tgclb.org.