The Ethical Path: Navigating Technology Issues, Dual Relationships, and Professional Responsibility

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Date Feb 10, 2015
Time 05:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
Safeguard your professional competence and reputation by paying attention to the issues of confidentiality, sexual countertransference, and reporting obligations.

Full Description:
Ethics is much more than just “the law.” Therapists regularly encounter ethical dilemmas that are not as clearly defined, and they must be informed in order to make sound decisions.

In this webinar, participants will examine ethical considerations around confidentiality and technology. Discussion of the risks involved in not appropriately addressing transference and countertransference in the counseling relationship will also be included. Dr. Patterson will conclude by emphasizing the importance of identifying, addressing, and reporting ethical violations, as well as safeguarding one’s professional competence and reputation.

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

What You Will Learn:
Explain the ethical guidelines surrounding the use of electronic communications 
Recognize the presence of transference and countertransference in a therapeutic relationship
Assess the dangers of dual relationships
Analyze issues concerning sexual transference and countertransference
Determine when it is necessary to report ethical violations

Your Presenter:
FRANCES PATTERSON, PhD, LADAC, MAC, BCPC, CCJAS, QSAP, QCS, is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor in Tennessee, and a Master Addictions Counselor and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional through the National Association of Addictions Professionals (NAADAC). She holds a certification as a Criminal Justice Addictions Specialist and is a board certified professional counselor with the American Psychotherapy Association. Dr. Patterson is a Certified Clinical Supervisor in the State of Tennessee and oral examiner for A&D licensure. She has worked as a clinician and program administrator in treatment programs in Virginia and Tennessee for 25 years. Dr. Patterson is owner of Footprints Consulting Services, LLC in Nashville, Tennessee. She provides program consultation, professional training, clinical supervision, and client education and assessment. She is the chair of NAADAC's clinical issues committee and member of the ethics committee, member of the NAADAC Trainers Academy, and NAADAC approved trainer. 

In 2005, Dr. Patterson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award by Tennessee Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors and in 2006 she received the Mel Schulstad award, NAADAC's national Professional of the Year award. She has conducted professional training locally, statewide, and nationally for more than 15 years on addictions, mental health, and professional counseling issues to a variety of disciplines. She is recently published in Addiction Professional magazine. She is well known for her professionalism, sense of humor, and ability to engage her audience in the topics she presents.

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


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