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Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in Behavioral Health: Managing Ethics Challenges and Risks

Online
On Demand Education
2 CE Hours
Ethics
Free

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When and Where

Location

  • On Demand
    Sessions will be available On-Demand
Description

Behavioral health practitioners face many complex challenges related to boundary issues and dual relationships. Key challenges concern the ethics of intimate relationships with current and former clients; the healthy parameters of practitioners’ self-disclosure; the giving and receiving of gifts and favors; managing boundaries in small and rural communities; and online communications with clients and former clients, among others. Dr. Frederic Reamer will draw on his extensive research on these issues and experience as an ethics consultant and expert witness in many litigation and licensing-board cases throughout the U.S.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to expand participants’ understanding of the ethical concerns, considerations and complex challenges related to boundary issues and dual relationships.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify at least three boundaries any dual relationship challenges in behavioral health

  • Describe two or more prominent ethical standards that can be applied to boundary and dual relationship issues

  • Design two ethics-based protocols to protect clients

  • Identify two risk management strategies that will be implemented to prevent litigation and licensing board complaints

CE Details
Introductory
Ethics

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, 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 mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, 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. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, 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-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, 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-0097.

 

This workshop meets the requirements and has been approved for 1.5 hours for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in Louisiana by the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE Policy
Agenda
  • Waiting Room Opens
  • Workshop Begins
  • -
    10 Minute Break
  • Workshop Ends
Note: Time designated for breaks and waiting room cannot be counted toward CE credit.
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Frederic Reamer is on the faculty of Rhode Island College School of Social Work. His teaching and research focus on professional ethics, criminal justice, mental health, health care, and public policy. Dr. Reamer received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has served as a social worker in correctional and mental health settings. He chaired the national task force that wrote the Code of Ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers in 1996 and served on the code revision task force. Dr. Reamer also chaired the national task force sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers, Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and Clinical Social Work Association, which developed technology standards for the profession. Dr. Reamer has lectured nationally and internationally on social work and professional ethics, including in India, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and various European nations. His books include Risk Management in the Behavioral Health Professions; Social Work Values and Ethics; Risk Management in Social Work; The Social Work Ethics Casebook; Ethical Standards in Social Work; Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services; Ethics and Risk Management in Online and Distance Behavioral Health; Moral Distress and Injury in Human Services; and The Social Work Ethics Audit, among others. Dr. Reamer has served as an expert witness in many court and licensing board cases throughout the United States.

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