Clinical Dilemmas We Don’t Discuss—and Why We Should

2 CE Credit Live Interactive Webinar Friday, January 28th
10 am – 12 pm Pacific / 1-3 pm Eastern
Presenter: Marty Klein, PhD
Fee: $49

For those who register but are unable to attend, CE credits (though not Live) will be available by viewing the recording and completing the post-test and evaluation.

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

2 CE credit hours. This webinar satisfies requirements for live CE credits for all professions except psychologists licensed outside of California and New York. This program meets the requirements of AASECT. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

NOTE TO PSYCHOLOGISTS: For psychologists licensed in California and New York, this webinar satisfies requirements for live, interactive Continuing Education. For psychologists not licensed in NY or CA, due to APA policies, Continuing Education certificates will be designated as home study.

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Have you ever felt this way?

* I dislike this patient
* I don’t see us making progress, but the patient wants to continue
* I think this patient/couple is about to make a huge mistake
* I think this is a hopeless case
* This couple is a terrible match, and I don’t really want to help them stay together
* I think this patient’s last therapist was wrong

Of course you have. Every therapist has. So why doesn’t our field discuss these common situations?

And have you ever asked yourself questions like these?

* What exactly is sexual orientation? Does it change?
* When are we focusing too much on identity?
* Who is eligible to treat a given case?
* What can I do about the way smartphone use is destroying my couples?
* Does the patient always know what’s best for them?
* What if we disagree with a patient about whether they were molested?

Why doesn’t our field discuss these questions?

So let’s talk about these things.

Yes, it will be uncomfortable. But isn’t that what we’re always encouraging our patients to do—talk about uncomfortable things?

When we don’t, the results are predictable:

* We feel isolated
* We question our competence
* We feel guilt or shame
* We collude in patients’ denial
* We avoid discussing critical existential issues
* We’re more vulnerable to counter-transference

This webinar addresses questions we’re all used to being silent about. Or discussing only with our best friend, if they’re also a therapist. We’ll talk about the issues these questions raise about the structure of therapy—what we really have to offer, and why providing it can be so difficult.

This webinar offers some excellent, innovative answers. It’s also about some innovative questions that will stay with you long after you complete it.

For those who register but are unable to attend, CE credits (though not Live) will be available by viewing the recording and completing the post-test and evaluation.

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

Content level: Introductory/Intermediate

 

Dr. Marty Klein has been an MFT and Certified Sex Therapist for 39 years. He is the award-winning author of 7 books, including His Porn, Her Pain and Sexual Intelligence. An innovative clinical thinker, Marty has been an invited Master Presenter at 10 state CAMFT conferences, and he has trained tens of thousands of professionals in over 40 countries. Audiences invariably describe his workshops as thought-provoking, down-to-earth, and entertaining.

Marty appears regularly in national media such as The New York Times, National Public Radio, and the Daily Show. Regularly called upon to give expert testimony in state and federal courts, he recently gave two Congressional briefings on evidence-based sex education. His award-winning Sexual Intelligence blog is at www.SexEd.org.

 

Learning objectives:

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to

  • Analyze three common dilemmas faced by all clinicians, which are generally not discussed in our field.
  • Describe three skills helpful in handling cases in which we feel stuck.
  • List three existential challenges we must be prepared to raise and discuss with each patient/couple.

Webinar outline

Introduction

What we don’t discuss—clinical situations

What we don’t discuss—content issues

The structure of the therapeutic relationship; What exactly do we have to offer?

What we owe patients—harder than we think?

The tyranny of empathy

Dealing with our own limits; Counter-transference

What we must discuss—existential issues

Webinar interaction & system requirements

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

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.

This webinar will be hosted through Zoom. Upon registration, participants will be emailed a link directly from Zoom that you must use to access the live webinar from any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart device. The webinar will open 10 minutes prior to start time. It is recommended that you join early to give yourself time to troubleshoot potential connection problems.

Fee $49

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

Course completion & CE info

Course completion requirements: Shortly after the end of the webinar, a link will be sent to the email address you used to register. This link directs you to a site where you can add the webinar course to your Zur Institute account (if you do not have an account, instructions will be provided on how to create one). After adding the course, you will be able to view the webinar recording and handouts, complete the posttest and evaluation, and download your CE certificate. For those wanting to review the recording of the webinar, it will be available within five days of the webinar.

In order to receive Live CE credit hours, you must attend the entire webinar and then complete the post webinar test and evaluation within 30 days of the end of the webinar.

If you pay and either miss part of the webinar or are unable to attend: Don’t worry. You can still obtain CE credits (though not Live) by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation. You will receive an email notification when the recording is ready for viewing, no later than 5 days after the webinar is over. You have 3 years to complete a home-study course.

NOTE TO PSYCHOLOGISTS: For CA and NY Psychologists, this webinar satisfies requirements for live, interactive Continuing Education. For psychologists not licensed in NY or CA, due to APA policies, this webinar does not meet criteria for live interactive Continuing Education and certificates will be designated as home study.

This webinar satisfies requirements for live CE credits for all professions except psychologists outside California and New York, as noted above. 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.

Zur Institute has been approved to provide Live CE credits by the following boards:

California Psychologists: Zur Institute (ZUR001) is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists.  Zur Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Zur Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7144. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Zur Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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