Ethics 2021: Changing Times-Changing Landscape

A Live Interactive Webinar Friday, March 19th, 2021
12:00-2:00 pm Pacific Time/3:00-5:00 pm Eastern Time
Presenters: Ofer Zur, PhD and Glenn Marks, PhD
This webinar is co-sponsored by Sacramento Center For Psychotherapy

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In this 2-hour live, interactive webinar for 2 ce credits, Ofer Zur, PhD, founder of Zur Institute, will review current standards of care that all professions need to maintain and will then dive into a discussion of considerations arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. He will be joined by Glenn Marks, PhD, current director of Zur Institute who will facilitate the presentation and add perspectives from his more than 20 years of clinical experience.

This webinar will include clinical examples to highlight potential ethical conflicts, along with discussions of best practices and how to resolve conflicts. Time will be allocated to addressing never before considered concerns arising out of the pandemic and the new era of telemental health. Ample opportunity for participant input and questions is included.

For those unable to attend, a recording will be made and included in a home study course.

Target audience: This course is appropriate for all mental health professionals.

Content level: Advance beginner/Intermediate

About the Instructors:

Ofer Zur, PhD, is the founder of the Zur Institute. He is a licensed psychologist, instructor, forensic and ethics consultant and expert witness in private psychotherapy practice in Sebastopol, CA. His writing and teaching in the US and abroad focus on ethics, critical thinking, boundaries, dual relationships, managed-care-free private practices, victims, psychology of war and psychology of gender. For many years he taught at graduate schools, such as the CSPP (Alameda, CA) and CIIS (San Francisco, CA). He has authored 5 books and over 50 published articles on ethics and related topics.

Glenn Marks, PhD is the current director of Zur Institute. Dr. Marks has worked in both public and for-profit hospitals, the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration, the State of Arizona and the University of Arizona. He served as the first polytrauma psychologist at the Tucson Veteran’s Administration, and oversaw the first TBI treatment center at Ft Huachuca, AZ, where he and his team developed protocols for evaluation and treatment of mTBI for active-duty military returning from the Iraqi and Afghani wars. In addition to his clinical work, Glenn served in numerous positions on both the local and state professional organizations in Arizona.

Learning objectives

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to

  • Differentiate between ethical, legal and clinical aspects of cases.
  • Discuss the 3 most common state licensing board complaints filed against clinicians.
  • Identify the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations.
  • Identify 3 ethical concerns that have arisen out of the COVID pandemic.

Course outline

Overview of Ethics

  • Different forms or types of consultations
  • Ethical, legal and clinical aspects of a case
  • Steps to follow to assure you maintain your license
  • The main complaints in (the rare) mental health civil lawsuits
  • The Standard of Care: myths and facts
    • Boundaries
    • Informed Consent
    • “Good Enough” recordkeeping

Concerns and Issues Arising Out of CORONA-19 and Shifts to TeleMental Health

  • Stressed and traumatized therapists treating stressed and traumatized clients
  • “Dis-inhibition effects”
  • Confidentiality
  • Other ethical Issues in Telemental health
    • Appropriateness for modality

Additional Ethical Issues:

  • The YELP Trap: Responding to a YELP negative review
  • Therapists searching or Googling their clients
  • The FB Dilemma: Ethical issues in social networking

Course interaction & system requirements

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led polls.

Registration for the webinar will be on Zoom. On the day of the webinar, log-in will be available ten minutes before the start. To be eligible for Live CE credits, you must be logged in the entire time. Entry to the webinar will be closed 5 minutes after the scheduled start time. At the end of the webinar, you will be provided a link that allows you to register for the “course” where you will take a post webinar test, complete an evaluation and download your CE certificate.

That link will also be emailed within an hour after the webinar is over. For those wanting to review the webinar, a recording will be included as part of the “course” the day following the webinar. You will have 30 days following the end of the webinar to login to your account at Zur Institute to complete the post webinar test.

If you pay and either miss part of the webinar or are unable to attend – don’t worry. You can still obtain CEs (though not live) by viewing the recording, taking the post-test, and completing the evaluation. The recording will be in the course content within 1 day of the conclusion of the webinar.

System requirements:

This webinar will be hosted through Zoom. Upon registration, participants will be provided a link that they can use to access live from any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart device. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, we recommend you allow yourself 10-15 minutes before the event begins to assure you are able to successfully log in. If you have any difficulties or questions, contact aviva@zurinstitute.com

Fee & registration

$35.00 – Register by March 18th.

Course completion & CE info

Course completion requirements: At the end of the webinar, you will be provided a link that allows you to register for the “course” where you will take a post webinar test, complete an evaluation and download your CE certificate.

That link will also be emailed within an hour after the webinar is over. For those wanting to review the webinar, a recording will be included as part of the “course” the day following the webinar. For Live CE credit hours, you will have 30 days following the end of the webinar to login to your account at Zur Institute to complete the post webinar test and evaluation.

If you pay and either miss part of the webinar or are unable to attend: Don’t worry. You can still obtain CEs (though not live) by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation as part of a Home Study course which you have 3 years to complete. The recording will be in the course content within 1 day of the conclusion of the webinar.

Our Live Webinars are live and include ample opportunity to interact with the presenters. They qualify as in-person continuing education in most states. Each state sets its own requirements for licensure, including continuing education requirements, to maintain licensure. Questions about CE requirements for state licensure should be directed to your state board.

Live CEs will be available for all professions.

CE credits for psychologists will be provided by Sacramento Center for Psychotherapy who is co-sponsoring this webinar. Sacramento Center for Psychotherapy is approved to provide Live CE credits by American Psychological Association.

CE credits for all other professions including New York licensed psychologists, will be provided by Zur Institute.

New York Psychologists- this course does not meet the state specific 3-hour ethics course requirement.

Zur Institute has been approved to provide Live CE credits by the following organizations. Social Workers: Zur Institute, provider #1113, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Zur Institute maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 06/1/2018 – 06/01/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Zur Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6036. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Zur Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

New York Psychologists: Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0029.

New York Licensed Psychoanalysts (LPsyAns): Zur Institute 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 psychoanalysts #P-0049.

New York Social Workers (LMSWs & LCSWs): Zur Institute SW CPE 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 #0081.

New York Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs): Zur Institute 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-0006.

New York Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs): Zur Institute 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-0007.

Zur Institute maintains responsibility for this course.

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