Monday, April 1, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Los Angeles CA:
Boundaries, Home Visits, and other Out-of-Office Experiences in Psychotherapy: Ethical and Clinical Considerations. (6 CE credits, provided by LADMH, Course fulfills CA Law/Ethics Requirement for psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs)
Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (LADMH), Children's Countywide MHSA Administration and is generally geared towards LADMH employees and affiliates. This multi media presentation will explore the complexities of boundary crossings in psychotherapy and counseling with particular focus on HOME VISITS and other "out-of-office" experiences. This unique workshop will incorporate clips from popular movies to highlight expanding contemporary research and literature, demonstrating the importance of context-based applications of therapeutic boundaries. Through discussion and lectures we will explore different aspects of home visits, which include ethical, clinical, supervisory, cultural, boundaries, time management, unexpected occurrences, self-disclosure, and safety considerations. It will then explore the importance and/or necessity of meeting clients, such as children or homeless, where they are rather than in our professional offices. Additional "out-of-office" experiences that will be discussed include clinical interventions not possible in the office (e.g., in vivo desensitization), celebrations of clients' accomplishments, rituals and life transitions, and incidental encounters. Ethical decision-making, codes of ethics, and the importance of context of therapy will be discussed and it application to clinicians work will be reviewed.
Participation is limited only for LADMH staff.
Monday, April 23, 2013 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Berkeley CA:
Digital Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling
This in-house presentation is geared to interns and supervisees at Berkeley Therapy Institute, Berkeley, CA
Friday, August 9, 2013 9:00AM - 10:30 AM: Webinar:
HIPAA and Mental Health Practice's Future
Co-Presentors: Roy Huggins, NCC, MS & Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
A webinar hosted by GoodTherapy.org. 1.5 CE Credits
HIPAA was updated in January of 2013, and along with it changed the standard of care around privacy and technology as well as the future of mental health practice. With national health care on the horizon (or already here for some of us!) and technology finding its way into standard mental health practice, understanding HIPAA rules new and old is essential to a healthy, thriving private practice in the United States. Not only the legal landscape has changed, but our clients have changed, too. The people we serve are texting, emailing, asking if we take credit cards or do "Skype therapy." In this program, Dr. Ofer Zur – a "digital immigrant" and well-respected expert on mental health ethics and law – teams up with Roy Huggins, MS NCC – a "digital native" and expert on mental health technology and HIPAA – to provide a framework for courageously approaching the shifting sands of mental health practice ethically and legally. While this is not a full HIPAA compliance training, it will be an introduction to what you need to know to have the confidence to move forward with your practice and be your most effective for your clients. HIPAA is important, but not as scary as it may sound. Join us and learn to tame it for yourself and for your clients.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2013 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Dublin CA:
Ethics, Standard of Care, Boundaries, and Diagnostic Considerations (including DSM 5) in Forensic Settings
(6 CE credits)
Course fulfills CA Law/Ethics Requirement for psychologists, LCSWs & MFTs
6 hours training sponsored by Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), Dublin, CA.
This unique course will cover the following three different areas as they relate to ethics and mental health issues in jails, prisons and other forensic settings:
Ethics & Standard of Care Considerations: Forensic settings present a unique context when it comes to mental health services. This workshop will review some of the more important aspects of ethics and standard of care as they relate to prisons and jails.
Boundary Issues in Forensic Settings: The workshop will review the distinct and often complex application of therapeutic boundaries, such as self-disclosure (including online self-disclosure), touch, gifts, therapists Googling clients, clients Googling therapists, etc., to forensic settings, such as jails and prisons.
Ethics and Diagnostic Considerations with Focus on the Recently Published DSM 5: The workshop will review the issue of how psychiatric diagnosis has serious implications in forensic settings and discuss the relevant ethical issues. The implications and ethical considerations of the recently released DSM 5 with some lower diagnostic thresholds and added diagnostic categories will also be reviewed.
Participation is generally limited to FCI and Bureau of Prisons (BOP) staff.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Los Angeles CA:
Ethics and Boundaries in Psychotherapy (6 CE credits)
Course fulfills the Ethics/Law CA requirement for Psychologists, LCSWs, and MFTs
This presentation is sponsored by Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (LADMH) - Los Angeles, CA.
This is an intermediate-advanced course about the complexities of boundaries crossing in psychotherapy and counseling. This unique workshop will incorporate clips from popular movies to highlight expanding contemporary research and literature demonstrating the importance of context-based applications of therapeutic boundaries. It also emphasizes that flexible therapeutic boundaries can enhance therapeutic alliance and clinical outcome.
The workshop will explore the complexities of therapeutic boundaries, such as self-disclosure, gifts, touch, home visits, confidentiality, interventions outside the office, e-mail, texting and Internet issues, multiple clients and multiple loyalties, and much more. It discusses the effect of modern technologies and the Internet on psychotherapy, clinical assessments and counseling.
Participation is limited only for LADMH staff.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 Time TBD: Webinar:
DSM-5: What is New, What is Different, and What Does It All Mean?
A two-hours Webinar on the DSM-5 as part of Oklahoma Psychological Association annual convention.
Seminar will cover topics such as:
- What is new in the DSM-5
- New diagnostic categories in the DSM-5
- Revised diagnostic criteria
- Potential meaning and implications of the changes for clients and psychotherapists
- Implications of changes to special populations and special settings
- Review of the critique of and major concerns with the DSM-5
More details, TBD
July 13-20, 2014: Seminars will take place on a Cruise Ship to Alaska:
7-Night Alaskan Cruise Conference, from Seattle, Washington, a voyage of the Holland America Line Amsterdam
Conducting Therapy in the Digital Age: Digital Ethics, Traditional Therapeutic Boundaries and Ethical & Clinical Considerations in the Age of Google, Facebook and Tele-health
- 14 CE Credits for Psychologists (APA), LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs & LCSWs (CA-BBS), Social Workers (ASWB), Counselors (NBCC, NAADAC, CALPCC), Nurses (BRN) & More.
- Course fulfills the California and other states' Ethics & Law requirements. Course may qualify for insurance discount, check with your insurer.
- The actual 14 hours of teaching will take place ONLY when the ship is at sea. Participants will NOT be missing any of the many exciting excursions available at the ports we will be visiting.
This is a great opportunity to go on a fun vacation with family and friends while earning CE Credits. Of course, check with your tax accountant about professional deductions that you can claim for the cruise. The varied fun activities on the ship and the variety of interesting excursions on shore are suitable for people of all ages and wide range of mobility, physical capacities and interests. This will also be a chance to get to know Dr. Zur better and have quality interactions with him.
This is a unique opportunity to go on an exciting cruise to Alaska and, at the same time, take exciting continuing education classes from Dr. Ofer Zur. The workshops will take place only when the ship is at sea so participants will not be missing any of the many exciting excursions available at the ports we will be visiting.
The course will cover the ethical and clinical complexities of traditional boundaries, such as gifts, self-disclosure, touch, home visits, bartering, home office and, of course, dual and multiple relationships. The course will also cover the most potent issues of digital ethics, such as therapists Googling clients, clients Googling therapists, use of Skype and other video-conferencing with clients, practicing across state lines and with clients who live abroad, responding to clients' negative reviews on Yelp, and how to practice telemental health. Some basic HIPAA considerations will be discussed as well.
- Day 0, July 13, 2014 - Seattle, WA, Puget Sound
- Day 1, July 14, 2014 - At Sea
- Day 2, July 15, 2014 - Scenic Cruising Tracy Arm
- Day 3, July 16, 2014 - Juneau, AK
- Day 4, July 17, 2014 - Sitka, AK
- Day 5, July 18, 2014 - Ketchikan, AK
- Day 6, July 19, 2014 - Victoria, British Columbia
- Day 7, July 20, 2014 - Seattle, WA
If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, e-mail us at email@example.com.
Dates TBD: Singapore:
Internet Gaming Addiction and Internet Addiction. (Final details to be confirmed)
This course is still in its final planning. The two day course will cover the process of addiction in general, the more specific area of Internet Addiction, and it will hone, with more precision, on gaming addiction. The course will describe, in general, the multiple normal and pathological uses of the Internet and the nature of addiction; research on addiction in general; Internet Addiction; and gaming addiction. It will focus on the diagnosis or assessment, treatment and follow up of gaming addiction. Course presented by ACADEMY OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT PTE LTD, 37 Middle Road, #05-00 Uweei Building, Singapore 188946.
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