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- BRUCE J SPENCER, MA, PHD, LMHC, LPCC, LMSW, NCC, ADVANCED ETHICAL STUDIES CERTIFICATION
- PESI Inc.
- CE Available:
- No, CE credit is not available
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- Describe ethical issues that can negatively impact the therapist and client relationship.
- Identify important limits to confidentiality guidelines.
- Examine what constitutes a boundary crossing vs. an ethical violation.
- Recall the risks of using technology to communicate with clients.
- Explain the importance of socio-cultural competency.
- Summarize the elements of a true conjoint treatment plan.
The Therapist and Client Relationship
- Ethics and Standards Overview
- Objectivity and your clients
- Clinical presence and professional influence
- Rationalizations that can harm the client
- Opinions and values the therapist needs to manage
- Ethical disclosures and confidentiality limits
- Informed consent and education of client about mandated disclosures
- Your obligation when imminent risk of danger is present for the client or others
- Decisions to inform third parties and documentation
Ethical Practice In A Techno World
- Interpreting the ethical language regarding relationships
- What constitutes a boundary crossing vs. an ethical violation?
- Is a client necessarily always “off bounds” with regard to future social interaction?
- What exceptions exist and are they legitimate?
- Risks of using email, texting, “tweeting” and other electronic messaging
- Risks of social networking with clients
- Internet and Skype counseling risks
Treatment Plans, Documentation, and Termination
- Can a clinician be 100% socially and culturally competent?
- If the clinician does not feel competent with a specific socio-cultural issue, does referring the client to another make a negative statement to the client?
- Does a clinician need to be an “expert” to counsel persons of diversity?
- Over-emphasis on a diagnostic labels vs treating the client
- Establish a true conjoint treatment plan that addresses the client’s needs and abilities
- Attention to appropriate documentation and avoiding “omission or exaggeration” of client issues
- Informing the client of the treatment focus and ultimate goal of successful termination
- Maintaining focus of the treatment on the original goals
BRUCE J SPENCER, MA, PHD, LMHC, LPCC, LMSW, NCC, ADVANCED ETHICAL STUDIES CERTIFICATION
Bruce J. Spencer, PhD, MA, LMHC, LMSW, NCC, has 44 years of experience as a clinician and administrator of inpatient mental health and chemical dependency programs, including 10 years of independent clinical practice. He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and has 10 years of experience as an adjunct professor of psychology. Additionally, he has written curricula for ethics and solution-focused treatment and published numerous articles about ethics. Specializing in ethical issues, he has more than 1,000 hours of advanced education in ethics, a certification in Advanced Ethical Studies, and has presented ethics seminars for 40 years. He is licensed in Washington (LMHC) and Michigan (LMSW), as well as by the National Board of Counselors Association.
Financial: Bruce Spencer receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Bruce Spencer has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
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