Dual Relationships Text-based Home Course (1 CE) - Printed Version
The issue of dual relationships is one of the most controversial considerations in psychotherapy.
Dual relationships can become a problem in therapy for the main ethical priority that therapists act in the best interest of the client: a dual relationship risks this commitment to putting the client first. However, there are circumstances in which therapists acting in a dual role (e.g., substance-abuse counselor and AA companion, child and family therapist, forensic therapist) do serve the client, and situations in which a dual role cannot be avoided and so must be explicitly negotiated with a client on an ongoing basis (individual and group therapist in a small town where there are few LGBT resources, school and in-home therapist among poor clients). An in-depth understanding of this issue is vital to protecting your license. This course includes a review of current ethical standards and legal issues involved.
Author: Kathryn Salotti, M.A., LMFT
Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the intent and letter of the ethical standards.
- Recognize and resolve according to standard practice, situations in which law and ethical standards conflict.
- Explore the positives and negatives of dual relationships, and how to document the treatment choice.
- Make informed choices and ethical interventions when dual relationships appear unavoidable or desirable.
Advantages of taking Gerry Grossman Seminars at-home CE courses:
- Online courses offer the post-test online for instant course completion.
- You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
- Online courses are available to you immediately after purchase.
- California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs can fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.
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