Maintaining Appropriate Professional Boundaries: Exploring Ethical Obligations of Mental Health Professionals
Can mental health professionals work with clients who they know from outside of the job? Can you barter with clients for your services? Mental health professionals are charged with the legal and ethical responsibility to maintain professional boundaries, but the obligation isn’t always so easy to discern. This course brings real-world context to ethical concerns often experienced by professionals in practice in maintaining appropriate professional boundaries, including telehealth and social media domains. This course will provide a framework to contemplate ethical dilemmas and make informed de...Read morecisions that insulate professionals from legal liability while protecting clients from harm.
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)
THIS COURSE IS NOT NEW YORK STATE SPECIFIC, AND CAN SATISFY ETHICS AND BOUNDARIES TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY STATE. Less...
- Describe the ethical and legal responsibility of mental health professionals to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with their clients.
- Define dual relationships.
- Apply a framework to avoid dual relationships whenever possible.
- Apply a framework to minimize potential harm to clients and the professional whenever dual relationships are not avoidable.
- Explain how to demonstrate that a client has not been exploited or coerced, intentionally or unintentionally.
- All Levels
Friday, May 03, 2024
11:00 AM EDT - 02:15 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
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About the speaker
11:00am - 11:05am Introductions
11:05am - 11:35am Revisiting Ethics in Professional Practice
11:35am - 12:20pm Understanding Professional Boundaries
12:20pm - 12:30pm Drawing the Lines (Case Introductions)
12:30pm - 12:45pm Break
12:45pm - 1:45pm Drawing the Lines (Case Examples)
- Conflict of interests
- Dual Relationships
- Family Relationships
- Sexual Relationships
- Other Relationships
- Complicated Financial Interactions
- Bartering for services
- Other financial interactions
1:45pm - 2:05pm Protecting Yourself from Ethical & Legal Liability
2:05pm - 2:15pm Conclusion, Q&A
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
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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