Right use of power is at the very heart of ethics. We long for, and are capable of using, our personal and professional power with compassion and skill. Many of us have been wounded by misuses of power and by hearing about abuses of power. Ethical issues in therapeutic relationships are rooted in the power dynamics that accompany the power differential between the clinician and the individual in therapy.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Cedar Barstow will focus on the most significant relational impacts of role power difference. Dr. Barstow's presentation will draw from her experience as a psychotherapist, educator, consultant, and Founder and Director of the Right Use of Power Institute (RUPI)--an organization working to create a global culture of peace through vital education in the right use of personal, professional, status, and collective power.
Dr. Barstow will guide attendees through study and exploration involving four gifts of the increased power that accompanies a therapist’s professional role. Dr. Barstow will also describe several related perils or traps of increased power. She will share strategies clinicians can use to mediate the shadow of power. She will also provide guidance on how clincians can stay in their heart while standing in their strength.
This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
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Dr. Cedar Barstow, MEd, CHT, DPI is the Founder and Director of Right Use of Power Institute. In this capacity she offers consulting, coaching, and training to individuals and organizations who want to work with power issues and develop power-positive concepts, habits, practices, and resolution and repair procedures. Dr. Barstow also conducts workshops and trainings in the right use of power approach to ethics and trains leaders to teach this approach.
Dr. Barstow has been an International Therapist and Trainer with the Hakomi Institute since 1989 and an adjunct faculty member of Naropa University. She is the author of Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics: A Guide and Resource for Professional Relationships.
Dr. Barstow lives in Boulder, Colorado with her family. To learn more about Right Use of Power Institute, please visit www.rightuseofpower.org.
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