Seductions and Arrogance
Client Presentations and Therapist Vulnerabilities
That Lead to Legal and Ethical Violations
A Legal & Ethical Seminar Addressing Client Types and Issues and Clinician Personality and Counter-transference Leading to Boundary Violations.
- Who Messes You Up (including who is mostly likely to elicit an ethical or legal breach and who is mostly likely to make a complaint).
- How You Screw Up Anyway (despite knowing better)!
Education, Knowledge, and Training in graduate programs and Law & Ethics seminars every license cycle inform the therapist of the “what” of legal and ethical boundaries and violations, but do not necessarily address the client and therapist “whys” of how a therapist comes to make errors anyway.
- There are clients that are immediately perceived as potentially problematic, while others surprise and even ambush a therapist.
- Certain clinical situations are relatively straightforward while others are littered with not only therapeutic but also legal and ethical land mines.
- Sometimes knowing or getting clarification regarding legal and ethical requirements and guidelines, instead of giving a therapist confidence, it makes him/her more uncomfortable or anxious. That is probably an indication of a vulnerability that may play out subsequently in a legal or ethical quandary, breach, or mistake.
Topics to be included:
- Legal and Ethical issues for psychotherapists,
- Client presentations (personality disorders, abuse survivors, sexualizing therapy, neediness, etc.),
- Legally and ethically challenging issues (letters, custodial disputes, mandated counseling, etc.), therapy configurations (family, couples, parents and children or teens, etc.),
- Professional practices (insurance, billing, debts), and
- Therapist vulnerabilities (ignorance, arrogance, being the “gallant knight” or rescuer, being “special,” relational self-medication, and so forth.
June 25th, 2021
Workshop: 9am to 4pm
Live Online Seminar!
APA approved course and meets the 6 hours law and ethics course required for psychologists, LCSWs, & LMFTs
M.A., Ph.D., L.M.F.T.,.
The workshop presenter has a successful private practice (including many adolescents and young children, families and couples).He is also a credentialed elementary and secondary teacher. He has taught, directed, and owned child development centers. He is on the Board of Directors of both the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the California Kindergarten Association (CKA).