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Ethics in an Age of Informality:
Protecting Yourself When Boundaries Blur
Have You Ever Wondered...

• How to handle an invitation to a social event where you know you'll meet a client?

• Whether you should share a difficult experience you've had that parallels what your client is struggling with?

• What ethical safeguards to consider if you use Skype with clients or have a presence on social media?

• Whether or not to accept a grateful client's gift?

Get solid answers to these questions, and learn how to protect yourself in the new practice environment of the 21st century.

Ethics in an Age of Informality is an invaluable tool for learning how to navigate through the numerous and ill-defined ethical “gray areas” in today's digital world. Plus, it's a fun and engaging way to earn up to 12 CE credits to meet your CE requirement!
Ethics in an Age of Informality:
Protecting Yourself When Boundaries Blur
Valued at $608.99
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Plus, earn up to 12 CE Hours — included in the course price!
Here are just a few of the insights, tools, and strategies covered in the Ethics in an Age of Informality online video series:

• How to handle the new ethical issues that digital communications have introduced into our field

• The do's and don'ts of therapist self-disclosure, dual relationships, client gift-giving, and participation in social occasions with clients outside the office

• How documentation, clinical supervision, and peer support are essential to protecting yourself and your practice

• Why self-care is such an important part of ethical practice

• The latest developments in the ethical and legal standards, including DSM-5 changes, you need to understand in order to practice safely and effectively

Zero In On Solutions to Today's Ethical Challenges With These Leading Experts

Countertransference: Probing the Heart of Our Ethical Dilemmas
Lisa Ferentz, L.C.S.W.
Using clips from the HBO series In Treatmentto examine the elements that can lead to boundary violations in the therapy relationship and explore:
• The dangers of working with clients when you’re emotionally stressed
• How to avoid inappropriate self-disclosure
• How to respond to seductive client communication
• The issues around seeing clients in your home, including the impact of having family pictures and personal objects in view

Lisa Ferentz is the president and founder of The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, Inc.
Beyond Good Intentions: Positive Ethics with Difficult Clients
Mitchell Handelsman, Ph.D.
Explore the principles of ethical excellence and how to bring the highest standards to your practice by:
• Defining positive ethics and the strategies of ethical acculturation
• Using BANJO as an acronym for foundational ethical criteria—beneficence, autonomy, non-malfeasance, justice, and other issues
• How to respond to seductive client communication
• Learning the dangers of making ethical exceptions “just this once”

Mitchell Handelsman is a professor of psychology at the University of Colorado Denver and coeditor of the APA Handbook Ethics in Psychology.
The Ethically Attuned Therapist
Mary Jo Barrett, M.S.W.
Get practical guidance on how to establish boundaries from the first session by understanding:
• Therapist transparency and the importance of the first session
• How to negotiate dual relationships
• The rules of participating in client celebrations and ritual occasions
• How to make the best use of consultation groups

Mary Jo Barrett, the founder of the Center for Contextual Change, teaches at the University of Chicago.
The Ambiguities of Ethical Practice: Defining Our Clinical Role and Its Limits
Frederic Reamer, Ph.D.
Examine the ethical complications resulting from today’s cultural and technological changes, including:
• Social media and the dangers of inappropriate therapist self-disclosure
• The importance of documenting clinical decisions
• Understanding the legal concepts of “cui bono,” fiduciary duty, breach of duty, violation of standard of care, and proximate cause
• Distinguishing ethical and legal issues in clinical practice

Frederic Reamer is the author of Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services.
The Ethics of Online Therapy
DeeAnna Nagel, L.P.C.
Get an overview of the ethical issues for therapists in the Digital Age, whether you’re a digital native or a new adopter.
• Investigate whether online therapy is appropriate for everyone
• Understand the Disinhibition Effect and the influence of cyber culture
• Prepare your personal space, informed consent, and other first session issues
• Make sense of HIPAA and state licensing issues in the practice of online therapy

DeeAnna Nagel is the cofounder of the Online Therapy Institute and the author of Online Therapy: A Practical Guide.
The Ethics of Self-Disclosure
Kenneth Hardy, Ph.D.
Examine the benefits and risks of being more transparent as a clinician by understanding:
• The guidelines for determining when to self-disclose and the complexities of self-disclosing in couples or family therapy
• How self-disclosure can remove barriers and reduce the power differential between therapist and client
• How to use “shock absorbers” to give context to revealing therapist self-disclosures
• How to respond to personal questions

Kenneth Hardy is director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships and professor of marriage and family therapy at Drexel University.
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Bonus CE Seminar Video: Integrate DSM-5® Guidelines for Cultural Competencies in Your Practice
Leslie Korn, PH.D., M.P.H, L.M.H.C., R.P.P, N.C.B.
Find out how the DSM-5® changes to cultural criteria impact your approach to diversity in your clinical practice.
• DSM-5® criteria, cultural formulation, and cultural genogram
• Strategies and techniques for multicultural competencies in your practice
• How to identify cultural influences to build rapport with diverse clients
• How to develop new levels of cultural comfort when differences exist between you and your client

Leslie Korn is the director of research at the Center for World Indigenous Studies, founder of the Center for Traditional Medicine, and author of numerous books.
Bonus Live Q&A Call featuring Mary Jo Barrett, M.S.W., and Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
Get additional insights and answers to your questions!
Bonus Audio: Tony and Dr. Melfi: Therapy Boundaries and Ethics In The Sopranos
William Doherty, Ph.D.
Explore the ethical complexities of treatment as illustrated in The Sopranos. Join Bill Doherty to explore what Dr. Melfi’s ethical dilemmas can teach you about blurred boundaries, the limits of “values neutral” therapy, and how to talk effectively about boundaries and behavior with even the most challenging clients. Who knew ethics could be this much fun?
Ethics in an Age of Informality:
Protecting Yourself When Boundaries Blur
Valued at $608.99
Today Only $214.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, earn up to 12 CE Hours — included in the course price!
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Here's what your colleagues have to say about this series:

"Truly working in the reality of our times today."
- Wendy

"It’s refreshing to think in terms of maximizing our positive ethics as opposed to just behaving in a way to avoid a lawsuit."
- Margie

"Very helpful—the new awareness about digital technology and social media…"
- Ann

"Content that is vital in our profession with an attitude that was most respectful. How refreshing!"
- Lisa

"I found the discussion about therapist style and the ethical issues that arise from different approaches—reflecting, psycho-dynamic, or analytic—to be useful."
- Lynn

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