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Ethical and Legal Issues in Systemic Supervision: Reducing Liability in the Supervisory System

3 CE Hours
Ethics, Supervision

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The presenter will discuss reducing liability, exposure, and vulnerability in the practice and supervision of marriage and family therapy. Such issues as confidentiality, business practices, appropriate use of hierarchical supervisory power, contracting, screening and vetting of potential interns or supervisees, insurance fraud, avoiding triangulation in couple therapy and court-related cases, managing countertransference, and socialization of supervisees into MFT theory and legal and ethical issues will be discussed. Ethical vignettes will be utilized for critical thinking and problem-solving. A Q and A period will be included.

Target Audience
  • Louisiana Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Louisiana Counselors
  • Louisiana Social Workers
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Reducing liability, vulnerability, and exposure by increasing legal and ethical decision-making skills by MFTs and MFT Supervisors.

  • Demonstrating understanding of the legal and ethical priority of gatekeeping through interviewing, screening, vetting, and contracting of prospective interns, supervisees, or staff.

  • Utilize ethical vignettes to enhance critical thinking and decision-making in ethical and legal issues.

  • Increasing awareness of isomorphism in ethical, legal, clinical, and business in the agency, supervision, clinician, and client system.

  • Reducing legal and ethical issues such as triangulation, lack of competence, inappropriate countertransference, breach of confidentiality, dual and multiple relationships, insurance fraud, and supervisory liability.

  • Address appropriate management of countertransference as a legal and ethical issue.

CE Details

This workshop meets the requirements and has been approved for 3 Ethic hours for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in Louisiana by the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education clock hours.  This presentation has been reviewed and has been approved for 3 CE clock hours for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors.

This program was approved for 3 Supervision/Ethics contact hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers – Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Dr. Reo Leslie

Dr. Reo Leslie, LPC, LMFT, LAC, MAC, RPT-S, ACS, directs The Colorado School for Family Therapy which has educated clinicians for mental health licensure in Colorado for 25 years. The School also has an educational program to earn the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential with the CCE. Dr. Leslie has supervised hundreds of clinicians in Colorado since 1996 and taught supervision courses on the masters and doctoral level since 1997. He is a former Vice Chair of the State of Colorado LPC Board and the former Mental Health Representative on the State of Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ).Â

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