Essential Ethical Practices and Principles for Clinicians

Presented by Latasha Matthews, MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC on 08-16-2019 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Clinicians may encounter ethical gray areas in their private practices on a daily basis. These gray areas skate potential issues that could put their businesses, clinical work, or clients in jeopardy. They often struggle with setting boundaries professionally, and it can ultimately have a negative impact on the clients they serve. 

In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Latasha Matthews, MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC will discuss the emotional implications clinicians face when determining when to set boundaries as well as how to set healthy boundaries. Latasha will also provide support for cultivating peer relationships within the therapist community to utilize when faced with boundary challenges.

Latasha will describe how clinicians can develop a solid plan to safeguard against liability and burnout. She will explain how clinicians can find supportive resources to cope with guilt, shame, and fear that may develop as a result of setting boundaries. Latasha will also demonstrate how boundary setting is a practical self-care technique for clinicians. 

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Demonstrate how the American Counseling Association (ACA) code of ethics applies to boundary setting in private practice.
  2. Assess the ethical dilemmas clinicians face for boundary setting with clients in private practice.
  3. Summarize the financial burdens clinicians experience that could potentially cause ethical dilemmas in private practice.
  4. Explain how to secure safety for clients, supervisors, and supervisees in telemental health.
  5. Recognize how counselor impairment and self-care impacts the therapeutic relationship.
  6. Analyze how healthy professional boundaries can influence positive outcomes in private practice.

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: The contents of this program are based in part on research by professionals in the field of Telemedicine, Mental Health, and other entrepreneurs. The American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics is referenced and used as the standard for all ethical material presented. The speaker has interpreted various materials as well as consulted with experts and other professionals in the field.  

The presentation encourages compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the ACA code of ethics, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). While the presenter has some knowledge of the laws, rules, and systems that govern compliance in regards to HIPAA, ACA, GDPR, and the CDC, she is not an expert, and may not be aware of every principle, rule, and law. 

This program involves approaches for clinicians to use to stay in compliance and secure within the guidelines of the aforementioned organizations. However, this is in no way the definitive approach to remain in compliance, and she is not responsible for any changes to the laws, misuse, or misappropriation of the material.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: None.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services. 

GoodTherapy is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours. 

GoodTherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.

GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.

GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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Meet the Presenter

Latasha Matthews, MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC

Latasha Matthews, MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC

Latasha Matthews, MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC specializes in private practice development and counselor development. She is the author of The Dumping Ground: A Guide to Gaining Powerful Skills to Set Life-Changing Boundaries.

In addition, Latasha is an adjunct professor at Shorter University, Atlanta and the owner of Illumination Counseling and Coaching, LLC. She is the co-founder of Pieces that Fit, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that provides support for cultural diversity, mental health, academic success, and life skills.

With over 20 years of experience in the human services field, Latasha has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion that she loves to share. She has taught hundreds of clinicians the importance of boundary setting as well as hosted a master class on this subject. Her passion for this topic, fueled by the personal impact it has had on her life, has led her to travel the nation creatively teaching it. It has also inspired Latasha to write a series of Ground Breaking books. She is currently writing her next book in the series.

Latasha earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources from the University of Akron. She earned her MA in Professional Counseling and Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. Her professional memberships include the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, and Chi Sigma Iota. She also serves as a committee member on the board for certified professional counselor supervisors from the State of Georgia.

For more information about Latasha and her work, please visit: www.illuminationcc.com.

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Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Logo This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
  • Person Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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