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Workshops, Seminars, Lectures & Keynotes
for Psychotherapists, Counselors and Mental Health Conferences

By Ofer Zur, Ph.D.

Arrange for a workshop, seminar or lecture in YOUR AREA
 

 
Dr. Ofer Zur

 

The following topics can be presented in a workshop, seminar, or lecture format. Contact Dr. Zur for further details. Review Dr. Zur's C.V.

 

Content and length of the presentation can be adjusted to the needs of each inviting organization.

 

 
List Of Presentations:


 

Digital Ethics And Social Media: Ethical Complexities and Clinical Challenges, & Practice Opportunities

  • The course can be adjusted for different states' requirements.
  • This course will also qualify you for a discount on your insurance premium. Check with your provider.
  • This course fulfills the California Ethics and Law requirement for Psychologists by BOP and for MFTs and Social Workers by BBS.
The presentation can cover the following topics:Ethics and Boundaries in Psychotherapy
  • What is Digital Ethics
  • Clinical and ethical issues in psychotherapy & social media
  • Psychotherapy, online social networking, and ethics
  • How the internet blurs professional boundaries
  • Therapists Googling clients
  • Clients Googling therapists - therapists' internet transparency
  • How to deal with negative posting by discontent clients
  • Managing Facebook as a mental health professional
  • How to respond to 'friend request' from clients?
  • LinkedIn for mental health professionals
  • Psychotherapy, online social networking, and ethics
  • To tweet or not to tweet?
  • E-mail communication between therapists and clients: ethical and clinical considerations
  • Record-Keeping of phone messages, email, and texts
  • HIPAA & basic computer and laptop security
  • Relevant professional codes of ethics
  • Emerging standard of care regarding use of digital technologies
  • Ethical and clinical guidelines
  • Resources

 


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Ethics With Soul

  • The course can be adjusted for different states' requirements.
  • This course will also qualify you for a discount on your insurance premium. Check with your provider.
  • This course fulfills the California Ethics and Law requirement for Psychologists by BOP and for MFTs and Social Workers by BBS.
    The presentation can cover the following topics: Ethics with Soul in Psychotherapy
  • Making sound ethical decisions in regard to non-sexual, non-exploitative boundary crossings, and dual relationships in psychotherapy.
  • Dealing with issues of touch, gifts, self-disclsure, bartering, home visits, home base therapy and many other boundary crossings.
  • Defining and identifying dual relationships, boundary crossings, and boundary violations.
  • Dealing with unavoidable dual relationships in small communities, such as rural, church, disabled, gay and lesbian, or ethnic minority communities.
  • Comprehending the basic issues involved in TeleMental Health (undeniably the way of the future), which include e-mails, texting, video and phone communications with clients.
  • Basing your interventions on clinical rationale and knowledge of the law and ethics, rather than on fear of attorneys and boards.
  • Update on the ethics codes and examining ethical decision-making.
  • Keeping sound clinical records and developing a treatment plan.
  • Navigating the concerns of termination.
  • Responding to subpoenas, boards, and ethics committees' investigations.
  • Responding to negative Yelp reviews.
  • Moving beyond risk management, fear of boards and attorneys in order to be able to provide the highest level of care.

Presentation may include movie clips on therapeutic ethics from movies, such as What About Bob, Prime, Prince of Tides, Good Will Hunting, Ordinary People, and more.
 


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Boundaries And Dual Relationships In Therapy

  • The course can be adjusted for different states' requirements.
  • This course will also qualify you for a discount on your insurance premium. Check with your provider.
  • This course fulfills the California Ethics and Law requirement for Psychologists by BOP and for MFTs and Social Workers by BBS.
The course covers the following topics: Boundaries in Psychotherapy
  • Making sound ethical decisions in regard to non-sexual, non-exploitative boundary crossings, and dual relationships in psychotherapy.
  • Defining and identifying dual relationships (DR), boundary crossings, and boundary violations.
  • Dealing with issues of touch, gifts, bartering, home visits, and many other potentially helpful boundary crossings.
  • Dealing with unavoidable dual relationships in small communities, such as rural, church, disabled, gay and lesbian, or ethnic minority communities.
  • Basing your interventions on clinical rationale and knowledge of the law and ethics, rather than on fear of attorneys and boards.
  • Assessing when it is clinically advisable to enter into DR with a client.
  • Assisting clients to understand informed consent in regard to DR.
  • Avoiding harm and exploitation of clients in the course of therapy.
  • Keeping sound clinical records concerning DR and boundary crossing.
  • Integrating DR into your treatment planning and working with people in your community.
  • Identifying sections in California law and guidelines and the Codes of Ethics that are relevant to dual relationships and boundary crossings.

Presentation may include movie clips on therapeutic boundaries from movies, such as Good Will Hunting, Analyze This, What About Bob, Prince of Tides, Ordinary People, Deconstructing Harry, Antwone Fisher, and more.

Dr. Zur's guidelines, articles and book on dual relationships
 


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Seeing Ourselves on the Silver Screen: Therapists as Viewed in the Movies

The Silver Screen

Want to know how American society sees therapists? Go to the movies or watch a TV series. Projected on the screen have been, literally and figuratively, every fantasy about therapists - good and bad, comic and tragic - that lurk somewhere in the popular imagination.

In this long parade of therapist types, there are wise, daring, confrontative, saintly nurturers (like Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting); therapists who can't keep their private lives from leaking, or pouring, over into their professional life (like Kirstie Alley in her home-office in Deconstructing Harry); noble, anguished souls almost too pained themselves to soothe the pain of others (like Gabriel Byrne of In Treatment); therapists who are buffoonishly inept (like Richard Dreyfuss in What About Bob?); and therapists who are flat-out evil (like Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs).

Whether these screen shrinks make us proud, outrageously embarrassed, sympathetic, or exasperated, they provide revealing perspectives on our own profession and the preconceptions our clients bring to therapy. Get ready for a fascinating journey of discovery as host Dr. Ofer Zur explores what the movies tell us about who we are, what people think we do, and what we can learn from these always entertaining - if not always accurate - film versions of ourselves.
 


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Psychology Of Technology, Internet Addiction, Online Gaming Addiction & Cyber-Wellness
Understanding, Assessment, Intervention & Creating Healthy Balance

  • Length and level can be adjusted as necessary.
  • Available for interview for TV, radio, newspapers, journals or magazines. Call 707-935-0655 or email info@zurinstitute.com
  • Sample Syllabus
  • This presentation, keynotes, workshop, full course, interview can be geared towards parents, educators, clinicians, families, administrators, or policy makers.
The presentation covers the following topics:online gaming addiction
  • Psychology of technology: Positive and negative impacts of technology on everyday life.
  • Modern technology, time, and stress.
  • Importance and significance of the Internet and Web: Advancements and positive & negative aspects.
  • How different generations use technology and multitasking.
  • Internet Addiction and Online Gaming Addiction: Scope, causes, assessment and interventions.
  • Technology and Internet permanence: Ways to create positive balance and Cyber-Wellness.
  • On Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives: How to deal with the digital divide that often results in intense and destructive conflict between parents & children, teachers & students, and the older & younger generations.

 


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Enjoy A Fee-For-Service Private Practice Outside Managed Care

    The course covers the following topics: Fee-For-Service Private Practice
  • Developing and sustaining a 100% fee-for-service private practice.
  • Marketing yourself with integrity and joy.
  • Developing marketing plans.
  • Understanding the complexities and hazards of managed care.
  • Educating your present and prospective clients about the benefits of private pay therapy.
  • Using the basic clinical forms (can be included in the course).
  • Producing treatment plans and keeping excellent records.
  • Preventing burnout.
  • Implementing the principles of effective therapy.
  • Broadening your approach beyond DSM and pathology, and working with people, intermittently, throughout their lives.

 


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Home Based Therapy - Ethical and Clinical Considerations

    The course covers the following topics: Home Visits
  • Ethical considerations
  • Clinical complexities
  • Boundary crossings and boundary violations in home visits
  • Self disclosure in home visits and how to manage it
  • Safety considerations
  • Importance of training, supervision and peer support
  • Ways to dealing with unexpected occurrences and complex time management
  • Cultural considerations

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.

 


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Lectures, KeyNotes on Additional Topics (Sample Topics)

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Psychology of the Web:
Discuss the the digital devide between digital immigrants and digital natives, the Internet as a participatory culture, and much more. Sample lecture

Psychotherapeutic Ethics through Popular Movies:
This presentation will be review and discuss how movies, such Good Will Hunting, Deconstruction Harry, Analyze This, Prime, What about Bob? and many other movies, present ethical dilemmas and how they relate to real-life situations and the standard of care.

Bartering, gifts, touch and out-of-office experiences (leaving the office):
Looking at different ways that ethical and legal boundary crossing can enhance therapeutic outcome. (article on the topic)


 
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Dr. Zur's C.V.

 
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