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Exploring Ethical Challenges in the Therapeutic Relationship and Counseling Environment
Exploring Ethical Challenges in the Therapeutic Relationship and Counseling Environment

When:  Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Walk-ins Welcome, space permitting
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Not the Usual Ethics Course
Behavioral health clinicians in all disciplines are confronted almost daily with ethical situations. Ethics are not absolute. Some may be more clearly defined than others, but most often there is not a black and white answer. There may be situations such as whether or not to accept a gift from a client, encountering a client in a social situation, or living in a small community. More serious issues are dual relationships, touch in therapy, addressing countertransference, or other issues that interfere with direct client care. The "gray areas" are often the most confusing when making ethical decisions. When therapists and counselors lack sufficient training, do not stay current on ethics, or become complacent, they may find themselves at risk of losing their professional license, damaging their professional reputation, or encountering legal difficulties because of ethical mistakes or violations. As a result, clients are harmed, the profession as a whole loses credibility, and insurance rates go up.

During this seminar, participants will address some difficult and often complex ethical situations that they encounter when working with mental illness and addictions. Discussion will include examples of ethical situations and challenges to offer a clearer understanding of appropriate and inappropriate responses when ethical dilemmas arise. We'll address issues such as clarification of personal values, managing dual relationships, confidentiality and technology, cultural competence, physical touch in therapy, living in smaller communities, and confronting sexual attraction. Dr. Frances Patterson will instruct through the use of didactic, electronic media, and experiential learning techniques, allowing participants to explore the dangers of ignoring personal feelings and issues that arise during sessions with clients. Through discussion and experiential activities, participants will learn how to maintain high ethical standards while providing quality client care.

  • Identify why it is important to report unethical behaviors


  • Examine how personal values determine professional conduct


  • Identify the importance of cultural competency


  • Discuss boundary crossing vs. boundary violations


  • Determine how to make ethical decisions in difficult situations


  • Describe issues with unresolved countertransference

  • Clinical Supervisors

  • Behavioral Health Administrators

  • Mental Health Clinicians

  • Social Workers

  • Psychologists

  • Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

  • Counselors

  • Mental Health Nurses

  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

  • Case Managers

  • Behavioral Health Students and Interns

FRANCES PATTERSON, PHD, LADAC, MAC, BCPC, CCJAS, QSAP, QCS

FRANCES PATTERSON, PHD, LADAC, MAC, BCPC, CCJAS, QSAP, QCS, owner of Footprints Consulting Services, LLC, has worked as a clinician and program administrator in treatment programs in Virginia and Tennessee for nearly 28 years and has been a supervisor for almost 25 years. She is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and Qualified Clinical Supervisor in Tennessee, and a board certified professional counselor and Diplomat with the American Psychotherapy Association. Dr. Patterson is a Masters Addictions Counselor and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional through the National Association of Addictions Professionals (NAADAC), where she chairs the clinical issues committee, serves on the ethics committee, is a member of the Trainers Academy, and is an approved NAADAC trainer.

In 2005 Dr. Patterson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award by the 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 20 years on addictions, mental health and professional counseling issues to a variety of disciplines. Her affiliation with Cross Country Education dates back to 2009, and she continues to be one of the company's most sought–after and respected speakers. For more information about Dr. Patterson, visit www.footprints-cs.com.

Disclosure:
Financial-Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial-No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
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This course has been approved by Vyne Education, LLC., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 continuing education hours. NAADAC Provider #77600, Vyne Education, LLC. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Content includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8 Counselor Skills Group. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.


Case Managers
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This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: S00023009 Approval Number: 160003475. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at www.ccmcertification.org.

Counselor: West Virginia: This seminar has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling for 6 hours of LPC Ethics continuing education. One Time CE approval number 020117 in Wilmington, DE on 2/1/2017, #020217 in Baltimore, MD on 2/2/2017, #020317 in Silver Springs, MD on 2/3/2017, #022217 in Pikesville, MD on 2/22/2017, #022317 in Frederick, MD on 2/23/2017, #022417 in Fairfax, VA on 2/24/2017..

Marriage & Family Therapists: This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Nurse Practitioners
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Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.


Nurses
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Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.


Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.


Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.


Nurses: Iowa
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.


Psychologists
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.


Social Workers
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Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1-27-15 to 1-27-18). Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 Ethics continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.


Social Workers: New Jersey
This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #32 Course #581 from11/10/2015 to 11/10/2017. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s):Ethics 6 . Provider #32 Cross Country Education is now Vyne Education, LLC.


Ethics
This educational offering is offered for 6 hours of continuing education of which 6 hours includes discussion of ethics issues.


Multicultural/Diversity Statement
This educational offering is offered for 6 hours of continuing education of which 1.5 hours includes discussion of cultural/diversity issues.


Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

"This was the best CE program on ethics I've attended. Very engaging and thought provoking."
Cynthia Keysor, PSY

"Dr. Patterson brings real-life situations and applies ethical concerns across the board and challenges clinicians to think things through."
Renee Mainous, SW

"Dr. Patterson is an engaging, organized, well-paced, and thought-proving presenter. Great workshop!"
Maria Rodriguez, LPC

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