Date - Saturday, May 1, 2021
9:00 am EDT - 11:00 am EDT
Zoom Interactive Webinar
CE Credits: 2
Price: $ 60
See Outline Below.
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“Deliberate Dual Relationships”
Anticipating the Possibility of Harm
A ZOOM Interactive Workshop led by Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Executive Director of the Center for Ethical Practice
Ethics Codes specify that not all dual relationships are unethical.
But before we enter a dual relationship voluntarily, what are our ethical responsibilities about anticipating harm?
When are we ethically free to say “yes” to wearing a second hat? When must we say “no”?
What about the circumstances when we have no choice?
I. Ethical Standards About Dual Relationships
II. Virginia Licensing Board Regulations About Dual Relationships
III. Voluntary Dual Relationships Requiring Ethical Decision Making
A. Deciding When to Say “Yes” – 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
VI. Avoiding Unnecessary or Unethical Dual Relationships
1. List two of your profession’s ethical standards that relate to dual relationships and conflicts of interest.
2. Describe possible types of personal issues that could cloud your judgement or affect your professional decisions about roles.
3. Explain how you assess the clinical implications of entering a dual relationship with a specific client.
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 to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Center for Ethical Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/21/2018-3/21/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 2 ethics continuing education credits.
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