Let’s face it, boundaries in therapy are icky! It’s uncomfortable, it’s awkward, and it is entirely OUR job to manage them in order to ensure therapy is successful, both parties are protected, and our clients get value from our services. They can determine whether you get paid, they can determine whether your client shows up for a session, they can determine whether you keep a caseload or not, and they can even determine whether or not you keep your license and your career. So many considerations, such an important topic for all of us!
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 setting the stage for boundaries from the first session.
b). Develop your own checklist/script for mandatory disclosure and identify three areas that are crucial to include to protect your professional liability.
c). Define ethical client boundaries and identify at least three approaches that assist a therapist to manage clients that push boundaries while preserving the therapeutic relationship.
d). Define transference and countertransference and two approaches that you can take to manage it in a therapeutic relationship.
e). Define suicidal blackmail and identify two risk management approaches to keep clients safe and limit your professional liability.
f). Identify two situations in which social media and the media impact how clients perceive the therapeutic relationship.
g). Identify three ways that you can safely market your practice while maintaining professional boundaries with marketing and social media.
h). Identify two reasons why a clear fee schedule is a necessity and how to manage monetary challenges without contaminating the therapeutic relationship.
i). Define your own ethical decision-making model and identify three points that should be part of your model.
j). 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 set clear boundaries and protect your professional liability.
The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS
Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS
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