Date - Monday, May 15, 2023
1:00 pm EDT - 4:15 pm EDT
Zoom Interactive Workshop
CE Credits: 3
Price: $ 90
See Outline Below.
Register for this ZOOM Workshop at your convenience. We will use your name and email contact information from your PayPal payment / registration. The day before the Workshop, we will email you a reminder, and a special link for you to use to join the Workshop.
Boundaries & Dual Relationships:
Where Can we Go Astray, and Why?
A ZOOM Live Interactive Workshop
Rebecca Vauter, Psy.D., ABPP, Clinical Psychologist
Former Member of the Virginia Board of Psychology
I. Ethical and Legal Standards Related to Boundaries & Dual Relationships
II. BOUNDARIES: Keeping the Frame & Drawing the Lines
Boundary Crossings versus Boundary Violations
Clarifying Policies & Defining the Frame
Clinical Meetings/Contacts Between Therapist & Client
Time & Place
Technique, Means (e.g., use of electronic technology)
Other Meetings Between Therapist & Client
Gifts/Giving/Receiving Intimate Gestures
Beginnings & Endings
III. Voluntary Dual Relationships Requiring Ethical Decision Making
A. Deciding When to Say “Yes” to a Non-Sexual Dual Relationship
B. How Many “Hats” Will You Wear?
Wearing Dual/Multiple Clinical Hats with Same Client(s)?
Adding a Non-Clinical Role to Existing Clinical Role?
Adding a Clinical Role to Existing Non-Clinical Role?
B. Deciding When to Say “No” – When Will you Refuse the Dual Hat?
Evaluating the Clinical Implications
Evaluating the Potential for Harm
Anticipating the Potential for Client’s “Perception of Harm”
Evaluating the Potential for Conflict of Interest
Evaluating Potential Legal Implications (e.g., Patient Later in Court Case)
IV. “Involuntary” Dual Relationships Requiring Ethical Responses
A. Legally-Imposed Dual Roles
Reporter (statutes: abuse/neglect; provider misconduct, etc.)
Protector (“duty to protect” statute)
Provider of Evidence (Exceptions to Privilege Statutes)
B. Group/Agency/Employer-Required Dual Roles
Ongoing Clinical Roles
Ongoing Non-Clinical Roles
V. “Chance Encounters”
A. Dealing with Feelings
B. Deciding About Behavior
- List two of your profession’s ethical standards that relate to dual relationships and conflicts of interest.
- Describe possible types of personal issues that could cloud your judgement or affect your professional decisions about roles.
- Explain how you assess the clinical implications of entering a dual relationship with a specific client.
Counselors: ACA: https://www.counseling.org/resources/aca-code-of-ethics.pdf
Psychologists: APA: http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx
Social Workers: NASW: https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English
The Center for Ethical Practice is approved by the American Psychological Center for Ethical Practice is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Center for Ethical Practice has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 6768). The Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.
The Center for Ethical Practice (provider 1287), is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 3/21/2021-3/21/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 3 ethics continuing education credits.
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