Is it ever appropriate for therapists to maintain relationships with individuals they have counseled after services are terminated? How should therapists respond to unsolicited invitations to be a Facebook "friend" or when learn they are being followed by a client on Twitter? Should clinicians ever disclose personal information about themselves in therapy or conduct Google searches on individuals from their caseload without their knowledge? How should therapists respond to gifts and social invitations from clients, or handle unexpected encounters with them in the local community?
In this special three-hour ethics web conference, Dr. Frederic Reamer returns to GoodTherapy.org to answer these questions and more. An expert on ethics in the field of mental health, Dr. Reamer will share case studies in their entirety and provide first-hand accounts of his experiences being an expert witness. He will use extensive case material including:
Dr. Reamer will also provide attendees with comprehensive information about more complex boundary issues as well as complicated dual relationship considerations that arise in psychotherapy, especially in the digital age. Participants will learn how to identify unusual ethical dilemmas and respond constructively to protect individuals in therapy, prevent professional malpractice, and avoid liability.
This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
GoodTherapy.org members who register for this special three-hour ethics web conference event will be invited to submit their questions about ethics to Dr. Reamer in advance of the live event.
If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference or would like more information, please contact us here.
Three CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy.org 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 and legal, ethical, and professional development.
GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/30/2022 – 3/30/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 ethics continuing education credits.
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GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE 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 #0395.
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To receive CE credit hours for an archived event, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 12 or 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events generally are considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.
Premium or Pro Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium or Pro Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95.
If the event is canceled by GoodTherapy, registrants who purchased the event will be notified and the charge for the event will be refunded
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Frederic G. Reamer, PhD is a professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, public welfare, and professional ethics. Dr. Reamer received his PhD from the University of Chicago and has served as a social worker and administrator in correctional and mental health settings.
Dr. Reamer has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of social work and received the Excellence in Ethics Award from the National Association of Social Workers in 2015. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Tulane University, Simmons College, and Smith College. Dr. Reamer also chaired the national task force that wrote the current Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers.
Dr. Reamer has conducted extensive research on professional ethics and has been an essayist, host, commentator, and producer on several NPR and PBS programs. He has published 20 books and more than 125 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Reamer’s most recent books include:
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