Founded by Ofer Zur, Ph.D., the Zur Institute has provided continuing education for over twenty-five years to psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists (MFTs), counselor, social workers (SWs) and other health-care professionals. Our program is unique, not only because it was one of the first online CE programs, but also because it offers distinctive courses and perspectives that are rarely offered elsewhere.
At the Zur Institute, challenging unfounded myths or faulty beliefs is an unmatched aspect of our program. For example, we offer a course on the Risk of Risk Management that, unlike many other courses offered by other CE providers, is not focused on fear of licensing boards or lawsuits but rather focuses on quality care, established therapeutic methodologies and high quality therapeutic relationships.
Many of our courses are cutting-edge, dealing with topics such as the ethical & clinical aspects of Dual and Multiple Relationships in different settings that are highly relevant to social work services, including unavoidable multiple relationships in certain communities and certain contexts, common sense and basic technologies for HIPAA Compliance, the ethics of Touch in Therapy and rethinking its perceived prohibition in therapy. Our program has increased focus on the most important development in the delivery of social work and mental health services: The ethical, legal, clinical, technological, and practice considerations of TeleMental Health and E-Supervision. Along the same line, we offer a cutting-edge Digital Ethics course on the ethical complexities presented by digital technologies (teleconferencing, texts, e-mail, social media, etc.) that are widely and increasingly used in our modern digital age.
Our courses are offered in different formats so mental health practitioners can choose the format that suits them best: Texts, Audios and/or Videos.
In addition to providing high-level online continuing education, Dr. Zur has developed comprehensive and thorough forms and guides for Psychotherapists, Counselors & Mental Health Practitioners who want to thrive in fee-for-service private practice outside managed care (see Private Practice Tools).