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

By Ofer Zur, Ph.D.

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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.

Listings of Dr. Zur’s former presentations

 

 
List Of Presentations:


 

Ethics With Soul: Traditional Therapeutic Boundaries and Digital Ethics in the Age of Google and Facebook

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The presentation can cover the following topics:

Ethics and Boundaries 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-disclosure, bartering, home visits, home base therapy and many other boundary crossings.
  • Defining and differentiating between boundary crossings and boundary violations.
  • Dealing with dual relationships in small communities, neighborhoods, and small communities such as rural, church, disabled, gay and lesbian, or ethnic minority communities as well in setting such as military, prison systems and many other situations and settings
  • Comprehending the basic issues involved in TeleMental Health (undeniably the way of the future), which includes 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.
  • Differentiation between the standard of care and rigid risk management practices that are often taught in graduate schools and continuing education workshops.
  • Update on the ethics codes and examining ethical decision-making.
  • Keeping sound clinical records and developing a treatment plan.
  • Responding to subpoenas, boards, and ethics committees' investigations.
  • How the internet blurs professional boundaries
  • Therapists Googling clients
  • Clients Googling therapists - therapists' internet transparency
  • Responding to clients’ negative Yelp reviews.
  • Basics of dealing with e-mails and texts with clients
  • 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 boundaries from movies, such as Good Will Hunting, Analyze This, What About Bob, Prince of Tides, Ordinary People, Deconstructing Harry, Antwone Fisher, and more.

Fulfillment of requirement

  • 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 and other states Ethics and Law requirement for Psychologists by BOP, MFTs, Counselors, Social Workers and other mental health providers.

 


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Boundaries And Dual Relationships In Therapy

The presentation can cover 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.

Fulfillment of requirement

  • 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 and other states Ethics and Law requirement for Psychologists by BOP, MFTs, Counselors, Social Workers and other mental health providers.

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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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Seeing Ourselves on the Silver Screen: Therapists as Viewed in the Movies - Excellent educational and entertaining presentation

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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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How the Internet has been changing our lives and our world and ... our brains: Exploring the Digital Devide between Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives and the Psychology of the Web

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  • Length and level can be adjusted as necessary.
  • 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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