Generation Games: Ethics of Working Through a Generational Lens

Generation Games: Ethics of Working Through a Generational Lens

The Battle of the Generations, our favorite “versus” game – Boomers, Millennials, Gen X, Gen Z, and even the newest Gen “Alpha” – each comes with common and unique perspectives and beliefs about how the world works (or should work). Oftentimes, these beliefs and identities clash, and if you’ve ever been to Grandma’s or Auntie’s house for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, you have undoubtedly seen or felt them clash HARD. So, it’s no surprise that these generational conflicts, issues, and differences come up in counseling. What are YOU doing for yourself and your clients to better navigate these increasingly treacherous waters?

Each generation brings its own set of values, beliefs, and norms to the counseling relationship. Understanding these differences is crucial for effective therapeutic communication and collaboration. These generational variations impact how individuals approach problem-solving, decision-making, and even leisure activities. Recognizing and appreciating these diverse perspectives can foster empathy across generations and lead to more inclusive environments where everyone feels valued and understood. The training will delve into ethical considerations related to intergenerational counseling. Participants will examine ways to ensure client autonomy and avoid imposing their own generational biases on therapeutic processes. Moreover, they will gain insights into how generational differences can impact power dynamics within the therapeutic relationship. This enhanced understanding of intergenerational communication will enable therapists to provide more effective and inclusive care for their clients from different generations.

 

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Agenda:

  • 9:00am – 9:15am: Ethics of addressing generations in your therapy practice.
  • 9:15am – 9:45am: Dive into the concept of generations and how they can shape therapy outcomes.
  • 9:45am – 10:15am: Discuss recent research in cross-generational therapy
  • 10:15am – 10:30am: 15-minute break
  • 10:30am – 11:00am: Evaluate your own practices
  • 11:00am – 11:30am: Therapeutic Alliance and apply Solutions Focused Brief Therapy to your practice.
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Strategies for managing unconscious bias and reducing inferential bias

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Identify cultural differences between generations and how they might impact therapy.

b). Learn and understand research implications of cross-generational therapy.

c). Evaluate clinician’s own practice working cross-generationally and identify growing edges.

 

Target Audience:

Mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, marriage and family therapists, telehealth treatment professionals, and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Dawn Friedman, MSEd, LPCC-S

Material Author(s): Dawn Friedman, MSEd, LPCC-S

Dawn Friedman MSEd is a therapist in private practice; a lecturer at the Ohio State University in the Human Development and Family Studies department; and the founder of ChildAnxietySupport.com, a virtual education and support program for parents of anxious children. Dawn received her masters in community mental health counseling at the University of Dayton and has her post-graduate certificate in Infant and Toddler Mental Health through Arcadia University. In Portland, Oregon, Dawn founded the Safe to Grow program at the YWCA Women’s Resource Center, a shelter serving women and children escaping domestic violence, and taught parenting classes for the Oregon State Extension Service. Her writing appears in several books including Joanne Bombarger’s Mother’s of Intention (Bright Sky Press, 2011), Rebecca Walker’s anthology One Big Happy Family (Riverhead Press, 2009), Mothering and Blogging (Demeter Press, 2009) edited by May Friedman & Shana L. Calixte and the textbooks Child Adoption: Issues and Perspectives (Icfai University Press, 2009) and Mixed Heritage (Greenhaven Press, 2009). She has appeared on New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth, on Q with Jian Ghomeshi, on Dawn Davenport’s Creating a Family, and also consulted on a This American Life episode about open adoption. She has presented at the Columbus Society for Clinical Social Work and Ohio State Counseling and Consultation; the 2011 Open Adoption Symposium in Richmond, VA; the American Adoption Congress annual conferences; the 2nd International Conference on Adoption and Culture; the Voices for Ohio’s Children Healthy Kids Conference; the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children conference and several times for the All Ohio Counselors Conference and for the Central Ohio Counseling Association.

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Generation Games: Ethics of Working Through a Generational Lens

Ethics: Pitfalls and Dangers Around Scope of Practice in Mental Health

 

 

Though it is important not to “scare” ourselves out of pursuing opportunities to grow professionally, practicing mindfully and methodically can help minimize issues down the road and ensure you adequately protect your license and your livelhood. We hold disproportionate power in relation to our clients. We are ultimately entrusted by our licensing boards to acquire and maintain competence and to not misuse or exploit this power – i.e. to “do no harm” (nonmaleficence) and foster client welfare (beneficence).

Even if you’ve been in practice for a while, without proper ethics refreshers, you run the risk, especially with longtime clients, of becoming blind to the various pitfalls and dangers inherent in our field – no matter your professional setting or treatment population.

This program will explore the ethics of competency and scope of practice for mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists.. Attendees will look at the multiple codes of ethics to understand what professional organization directives mean for our individual practice. Attendees will learn about gatekeeping and scope in other professions and how this can dictate our practice (i.e., giving nutritional or medical advice); examine the research around competency and scope to help us determine what it has to say about our readiness to work with specific clients or in specific modalities; and discuss the importance of consultation in broadening our competency in the context of current research.

 

 

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Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Discuss ethical principles around scope in practice with an awareness of the ethics associated with their specific profession.

b). Develop and maintain self-awareness around competency and apply a framework for considering best practices in serving clients with specific needs and/or diagnoses.

c).Recognize limits of clinical competency and apply a framework for getting consultation/supervison, further training, and/or referring out.

d). Learn and apply the research around professional identity, competency, and best practices. 

 

Target Audience:

Mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, marriage and family therapists, telehealth treatment professionals, and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Dawn Friedman, MSEd, LPCC-S

Material Author(s): Dawn Friedman, MSEd, LPCC-S

Dawn Friedman MSEd is a therapist in private practice; a lecturer at the Ohio State University in the Human Development and Family Studies department; and the founder of ChildAnxietySupport.com, a virtual education and support program for parents of anxious children. Dawn received her masters in community mental health counseling at the University of Dayton and has her post-graduate certificate in Infant and Toddler Mental Health through Arcadia University. In Portland, Oregon, Dawn founded the Safe to Grow program at the YWCA Women’s Resource Center, a shelter serving women and children escaping domestic violence, and taught parenting classes for the Oregon State Extension Service. Her writing appears in several books including Joanne Bombarger’s Mother’s of Intention (Bright Sky Press, 2011), Rebecca Walker’s anthology One Big Happy Family (Riverhead Press, 2009), Mothering and Blogging (Demeter Press, 2009) edited by May Friedman & Shana L. Calixte and the textbooks Child Adoption: Issues and Perspectives (Icfai University Press, 2009) and Mixed Heritage (Greenhaven Press, 2009). She has appeared on New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth, on Q with Jian Ghomeshi, on Dawn Davenport’s Creating a Family, and also consulted on a This American Life episode about open adoption. She has presented at the Columbus Society for Clinical Social Work and Ohio State Counseling and Consultation; the 2011 Open Adoption Symposium in Richmond, VA; the American Adoption Congress annual conferences; the 2nd International Conference on Adoption and Culture; the Voices for Ohio’s Children Healthy Kids Conference; the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children conference and several times for the All Ohio Counselors Conference and for the Central Ohio Counseling Association.

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Ethical Considerations: Addressing & Preventing Microaggressions in Therapy

Ethical Considerations: Addressing & Preventing Microaggressions in Therapy

Microaggressions are defined as indirect, subtle, or unintentional acts of discrimination against members of minoritized and marginalized groups. The impact of microaggressions can be more detrimental, in some cases, than more overt forms of racism and discrimination we are all familiar with.

Unfortunately, these more subtle microaggressions are an extremely common experience amongst minority individuals today; therefore, to practice ethically, it is essential that mental health clinicians obtain the knowledge, skills and ability to both help clients navigate such experiences and prevent further harm by avoiding inadvertent microaggressions in therapy practice.

“The American Psychological Association (2003) stresses the importance of being aware of oneself as a racial and cultural being, as well as being aware of the cultural worldviews of one’s clients” (Williams, Shamp & Harris, 2017).”  Unfortunately, those in the helping profession often engage in the reinforcement of stereotypes, discrimination and perpetration of microaggressions which tend to run contrary to these professional recommendations (Sue et al., 2007).
In this engaging and interactive live webinar, participants will take a deep dive into defining and exploring examples of microaggressions and the impact of microaggressions on individual well-being.  Through the use of video clips, discussion and reflective activities, participants will be encouraged to explore their own cultural worldview, engage in the practice of cultural humility, and learn strategies to mitigate the perpetration of microaggressions, toward assisting clients in healing from the daily experience of microaggressions.

 

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Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Define and describe the connection between implicit bias, stereotyping, and microaggressions.

b). Identify at least two examples of how microaggressions show up in the therapeutic relationship.

c). Evaluate and explain the impact microaggressions may have on the receiver of such attacks.

d). Explore and learn to apply strategies to practice cultural humility and mitigate harm in the therapeutic relationship.

e). Learn and practice strategies to work effectively and ethically with clients who have experienced microaggressions.

f). State at least two considerations from your profession’s ethics code that apply to preventing and addressing microaggressions in therapy.

 

Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Youth Development Workers; Healthcare Workers

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Crystal Rozelle–Bennett, LMSW

Material Author(s): Crystal Rozelle–Bennett, LMSW

Crystal Rozelle – Bennett, LMSW has been working with youth and families for nearly 20 years. She is committed to empowering, engaging, educating and advocating in order to implement trauma-informed strategies for individuals and communities. Mrs. Bennett earned a Bachelor’s in Arts in Psychology from Wells College and went on to complete her Masters in Social Work from Florida State University. During her career, Ms. Bennett has demonstrated a passion in sharing her personal and professional experiences with others to serve marginalized individuals and prevent re-traumatization. Ms. Bennett is a life longer learner and has provided education and support to foster families, facilitated psychoeducation programs for youth, responded to crisis hotline calls for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and trained behavioral healthcare professionals in the areas of Human Trafficking, Suicide Prevention, Child Trauma/Maltreatment, Motivational Interviewing, Racial Trauma, Cultural Competency and serving LGBT youth.

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Ethics Deep Dive – Avoid Easy Traps That Bring Board Complaints/Lawsuits!

Ethics Deep Dive – Avoid Easy Traps That Bring Board Complaints/Lawsuits!

An occasional interactive review of applied ethics is crucial to maintaining (and keeping intact) a judgment-solid and client welfare centered therapy practice. Even the cases that we relegate to the extreme in terms of examples of grave clinical error often don’t start out, but progress toward, the worst of infractions carrying the most dire consequences. It’s important to maintain clinical ethical awareness as your therapy career progresses, the client landscape evolves, and the world of practice changes with time. Ongoing education is an important part of this effort!

Join us for a deep dive into ethics violations by professionals that resulted in board sanctions, court proceedings and/or even imprisonment. Jodi Geis-Crowder, LPC, a seasoned clinical ethics expert, supervisor, and trainer, will take you through a review of ethical codes and cases in which professionals committed grave errors in judgment and ethical decision making which resulted in sanctions that in some cases were career ending. You will come away from this training with a thorough ethics review and ethical decision-making model to protect your license and avoid sanctions or legal action over the long term.

In addition to the below Objectives, this live webinar will also touch on the following:

  • Describe two aspects that are most important for good client care and to avoid legal sanctions.
  • Describe two reasons why consulting with a meta supervisor or consultant is paramount to maintaining an ethical practice.
  • Name two precedent setting cases that were influenced by poor clinical and ethical judgement by the counseling professional.
  • Identify three specific aspects of ethics that were overlooked in the precedent setting cases and how to avoid them.
  • Identify three points that should be part of every decision-making model.

 

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Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Identify three reasons why a thorough review of codes of ethics is required annually to maintain ethical practice, judgement and knowledge.

b). Identify two cases in which professionals made grave errors that resulted in courts action and loss of credentials.

c). Describe two ways to enlist a legal consultant if you are faced with a board complaint or lawsuit.

 

Target Audience:

Clinical Mental Health Professionals such as Counselors, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS

Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS  

A native of Wyoming, Jodi holds an Associate of Science Degree in Education from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences with areas of emphasis in psychology, economics, political science and anthropology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.  She holds professional counseling licenses in good standing in Colorado (LPC-2476, March 2000) and Wyoming (LPC-1602, September 2016), is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a certified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, is a trainer for Professional Case Management and Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, holds a certificate in the Human/Animal Bond from the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, has studied and gained numerous continuing education credits in the area of the human/animal bond, has been registered with three therapy dogs (2005, 2010 and 2019) and is a tester/observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs, a national credentialing organization for therapy dog teams headquarter in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Jodi’s passion for culturally meaningful human/animal bond and agriculture related services in rural areas resulted in her developing animal assisted therapy programs for two community behavioral health centers: Centennial Mental Health Center in Northeast Colorado and Peak Wellness Center in Southeast Wyoming.  She also developed a therapeutic horticulture program while at Centennial Mental Health Center.   Jodi has held positions as a clinician, clinical coordinator, clinical supervisor, regional clinical director, telehealth clinical supervisor and education and training coordinator in her years in community behavioral health.  In addition to the program development mentioned above, Jodi was the architect for and developed a centralized telehealth clinical supervision model for Peak Wellness Center.  

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Ethics Deep Dive – Avoid Easy Traps That Bring Board Complaints/Lawsuits!

Ethics Around Clinical Teams, Professional Relationships, & Referral Sources

Lots of us work on clinical teams, frequently consult with other professionals, and commonly refer to other clinics, hospitals or professionals in private practice. Sometimes it can be difficult to know what information is ethically forbidden to be disclosed in order to protect client welfare and confidentiality. Some clinicians unknowingly violate ethical guidelines within these relationships and are completely unaware of the risks this carries in terms of client welfare, preservation of confidentiality, and even threat to professional licensure.

Please join us to increase your knowledge and insight in navigating ethical waters as it relates to professional relationships, referral sources and working on a clinical team. Jodi Geis-Crowder will share insight and real-world examples from her 25 years of experience working in community mental health on clinical teams with clients that are often mandated and referred through community partners. In this webinar you will gain knowledge regarding HIPAA, confidentiality, releases of information and sharing information on a need to know basis while preserving the therapeutic alliance with the client. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to be fully engaged and be challenged with this creative presentation!

In addition to the below Objectives, this live webinar will also touch on the following:

  • Identify two aspects of subpoenas that you must consider to protect your liability.
  • Identify two areas of ethical consideration when working with professionals that you may have dual relationships with in your communities.
  • Identify two ways to navigate “sticky’ situations with co-team members when you disagree on the therapeutic goals of a shared client.
  • Identify two challenges and how to deal with them if a client revokes a release of information.
  • Identify two strategies to assist you to work with the referral sources of mandated clients (probation, department of human services, etc.) when you don’t agree with their recommendation for client treatment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of obtaining a supervisor or consultant by identifying two ways that consulting with another professional can assist you to maintain professional boundaries with referral sources and other members of the clinical team.

 

Cost: $90 – Want to attend this course and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $34.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Identify three reasons why mandatory disclosure is one of the most important aspects of client care and sets the stage for confidentiality, specifically as it relates to mandated clients, referral sources and treatment team approaches, while maintaining the therapeutic relationship.

b). Define at least two aspects of team meetings that must be reviewed and discussed with the client prior to each meeting, specifically as it relates to compliant releases of information.

c). Define your own ethical decision-making model and identify three points that should be part of your model when working with referral sources and on a clinical team.

 

Target Audience:

Clinical Mental Health Professionals such as Counselors, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS

Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS  

A native of Wyoming, Jodi holds an Associate of Science Degree in Education from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences with areas of emphasis in psychology, economics, political science and anthropology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.  She holds professional counseling licenses in good standing in Colorado (LPC-2476, March 2000) and Wyoming (LPC-1602, September 2016), is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a certified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, is a trainer for Professional Case Management and Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, holds a certificate in the Human/Animal Bond from the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, has studied and gained numerous continuing education credits in the area of the human/animal bond, has been registered with three therapy dogs (2005, 2010 and 2019) and is a tester/observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs, a national credentialing organization for therapy dog teams headquarter in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Jodi’s passion for culturally meaningful human/animal bond and agriculture related services in rural areas resulted in her developing animal assisted therapy programs for two community behavioral health centers: Centennial Mental Health Center in Northeast Colorado and Peak Wellness Center in Southeast Wyoming.  She also developed a therapeutic horticulture program while at Centennial Mental Health Center.   Jodi has held positions as a clinician, clinical coordinator, clinical supervisor, regional clinical director, telehealth clinical supervisor and education and training coordinator in her years in community behavioral health.  In addition to the program development mentioned above, Jodi was the architect for and developed a centralized telehealth clinical supervision model for Peak Wellness Center.  

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.