Ethics are not always absolute and are often complicated by cultural issues, beliefs, and values. Situations such as whether to accept a gift from a client, encountering a client in a social situation, or living in a small community, as well as more serious issues such as dual relationships, therapeutic touch, and countertransference are influenced by many factors, including culture. When therapists and counsellors lack sufficient training, or become complacent or behind on ethics and cultural competency, they may find themselves at risk of losing their professional license, damaging their professional reputation, or encountering legal difficulties due to ethical mistakes or violations.
Learn to address difficult and often complex ethical situations that arise when working with clients. Highlighted issues include clarification of personal values, managing dual relationships, confidentiality and technology, cultural humility, physical touch in therapy, living in smaller communities, and confronting sexual attraction. Dr. Frances Patterson will use didactic, electronic media, and experiential learning techniques, allowing you to explore the dangers of ignoring personal feelings and not addressing issues that arise during sessions with clients. The information you learn will leave you more confident in your ability to manage difficult ethical situations and the cultural issues that often intersect with them.
This online program is worth 7.5 hours CPD.
|Manual - Ethics & Cultural Competency: 1-Day Intensive Training (2.1 MB)||137 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Frances Patterson, PHD, LADAC, MAC, BCPC, CCJAS, QSAP, QCS, owner of Footprints Consulting Services, LLC, has worked as a clinician and program administrator in treatment programs in Virginia and Tennessee for nearly 28 years and has been a supervisor for almost 25 years. She is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and Qualified Clinical Supervisor in Tennessee, and a board certified professional counselor and Diplomat with the American Psychotherapy Association. Dr. Patterson is a Masters Addictions Counselor and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional through the National Association of Addictions Professionals (NAADAC), where she chairs the clinical issues committee, serves on the ethics committee, is a member of the Trainers Academy, and is an approved NAADAC trainer.
In 2005 Dr. Patterson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award by the Tennessee Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, and in 2006 she received the Mel Schulstad award, NAADAC's national Professional of the Year award. She has conducted professional training locally, statewide and nationally for more than 20 years on addictions, mental health and professional counseling issues to a variety of disciplines.
Financial: Frances Patterson is the owner of Footprints Consulting Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Frances Patterson is a member of the American Psychotherapy Association; and NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.
THE CULTURE OF THERAPY
COMMUNICATING WITH CLIENTS FROM DIFFERENT GENERATIONS
BOUNDARIES VS. BOUNDARY VIOLATIONS AND CULTURE
DUAL RELATIONSHIPS AND CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS
TRANSFERENCE AND COUNTERTRANSFERENCE
CULTURE DIFFERENCES IN CONCEPT OF SELF-CARE
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