Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in Behavioral Health: Ethics and Risk Management Challenges
Behavioral health professionals frequently encounter complex ethical challenges involving boundaries and dual relationships. Examples include proper management of confidential and private information when practitioners live and work in small or rural communities; practitioner self-disclosure; friendships and social contact with current and former clients; favors, gifts, and invitations; hiring of former clients; and online and social networking relationships and communications, among others.
Using extensive case material, Dr. Frederic Reamer will acquaint participants with a typology of bo...Read moreundary issues and dual relationships. Participants will learn how to identify and respond constructively to complex boundary issues, protect clients, prevent professional malpractice, and avoid licensing board complaints. Key topics will include the nature of boundary issues, types of dual relationships, ethical standards, and risk-management strategies.
THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO MEET THE NYS REQUIREMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO RECEIVE 3 HOURS OF TRAINING ON MAINTAINING APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES (effective April 2023) Less...
- Identify ethics and risk management issues related to professional boundaries and dual relationships in the behavioral health professions.
- Apply relevant ethics standards to manage boundaries and dual relationships.
- Use protocols designed to protect clients and help prevent litigation and ethics complaints.
This course is designed to meet the NYS requirement of Mental Health Professionals to receive 3 hours of training on maintaining appropriate professional boundaries (effective April 2023).
Friday, April 07, 2023
11:00 AM EDT - 02:15 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Frederic G. Reamer, PhD
11:00am - 11:30am: Introduction and case examples
11:30am - 11:50am: Key concepts: Boundary crossings and boundary violations
11:50am - 12:15pm: Boundary issue in the digital age: Unique challenges
12:15pm - 12:30pm: Q&A
12:30pm - 12:45pm: Break
12:45pm - 1:45pm: A typology of boundary issues in behavioral health: Themes and patterns
1:45pm - 2:00pm: Risk management protocols: Protecting clients and practitioners
2:00pm - 2:15pm: Q&A
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours including
3 Ethics Hour
American Psychological Association
Association of Social Work Boards
National Board for Certified Counselors
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy
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