Behavioral Health Ethics as a Way of Life: Sensitivity and Accountability

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Date Jan 29, 2015
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
Do ethics guide every aspect of your life? Learn how to guard against personal agenda and to be more accountable in your treatment of others and yourself.

Full Description:
Many mental health professionals have more anxiety about legal ramifications of their actions than ethical practice. The fact remains that knowledge of ethical standards and decision making processes can enhance client care and decrease the clinician’s anxiety over legality. 
This webinar specifically addresses the issues of ethical boundaries with clients, and clinician accountability related to professional conduct. Dr. Spencer calls attention to the cultural, dual relationship, and intimacy issues surrounding therapeutic relationships and how personal agenda can influence each and every aspect.  Participants will have the opportunity to review specific citations from the ethics and standards related to relationships and boundaries

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Distinguish between clinical appropriateness and boundary crossing
Differentiate between client need and personal agenda
Identify the steps for analyzing potential dual relationships
Describe the symptoms of professional “burnout” and appropriate interventions
Analyze the ethical standards for professional conduct related to professional associations

Your Presenter:
BRUCE J. SPENCER, MA, PhD, LMHC, LPCC, LMSW, NCC, has nearly 40 years of experience as a clinician and administrator of inpatient mental health and chemical dependency programs, including 10 years of independent clinical practice. He holds a doctorate in psychology and has 10 years of experience as an adjunct professor of psychology. Specializing in ethical issues, he has more than 1,000 hours of advanced education in ethics, a certification in Advanced Ethical Studies, and has written curricula for ethics and solution-focused treatment. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Spencer has presented more than 100 day-long seminars nationwide and published numerous articles. He is licensed in Washington (LMHC), New Mexico (LPCC), and Michigan (LMSW), and NBCC certified.

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Case Managers, Pastoral Counselors/Clergy, Educators


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