Matters of the Heart: An Inside Look at Facilitating Ethically-Sound Therapy for Couples

Presented by Latasha Matthews, LPC, CPCS, CPLC on 07-24-2020 at 9 a.m. Pacific to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Mental health clinicians know that couples come to therapy for many different reasons. One of the most common underlying reasons is that somewhere along the course of a relationship, ideals are not met, and a heart gets broken. Broken heartedness and other issues of the heart can be touching, may bring up sentimental thoughts, and may even cause clinicians to reflect on their own personal lives and past relationships.

In this 2-hour continuing education webinar for couples counselors and therapists, Latasha Matthews will help participants take an introspective look at themselves as it relates to their work with couples. Latasha will review strategies for approaching couples with the best-fit tactics and treatment modalities and providing ethically-sound services to protect and benefit both clinicians and the couples they work with.

This 2-hour introductory level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Explore how personal values impact one's work with couples and families.
  2. Identify effective strategies to work with unique family compositions.
  3. Analyze treatment modalities to ensure goodness of fit when working with couples.
  4. Examine common ethical dilemmas faced in working with couples.
  5. Assess methods and barriers to ethically terminate therapy with couples.

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 and Mental Health. The American Cousenling 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 experts and other professionals in the field. 

The presentation encourages compliance with HIPPA, the ACA Code of Ethics, GDPR, and the CDC. While the presenter has some knowledge of the laws, rules, and systems that govern compliance in regards to HIPPA, ACA, GDPR, and the CDC, the presenter 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. The presenter is not responsible for any changes to the laws, misuse, or misappropriation of the material.

The presentation involves treatment modalities and other courses of action for working with couples which are based on interpretations and experience by the presenter, field experts, and other professionals. These are meant solely as resources and references. The presenter is not liable for the outcome of the use of any such treatments or courses of action. Therapists should test these on their own and absolve the presenter all risks for implementation.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: This program has no commercial support.

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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. To receive CE credit hours for an archived recording, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events are generally considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

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 legal, ethical, and professional development.

GoodTherapy 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: 3/30/2019 – 3/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 ethics continuing education credits.

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. 

GoodTherapy, 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.

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.

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Meet the Presenter

Latasha Matthews, LPC, CPCS, CPLC

Latasha Matthews, 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. 

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 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: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 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.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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