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Ethical Challenges in Couple and Family Psychology

altCourse: Ethical Challenges in Couple and Family PsychologyGerald Koocher Photo

altInstructor: Gerald P. Koocher, Ph.D., ABPP

alt Approved for 3.0 Hours of CE Credit

altFulfills License Requirements

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Program Description:

Applying professional ethics to work with couples and families requires clinicians to address many challenging issues. These include using the context of couple and family work as a frame to establish and maintaining clinical competence; planning how to appropriately obtain consent and maintain clinical boundaries; applying sound practices to clinical record management; and utilizing best practices to address predictable legal and regulatory issues. Clinical case vignettes and reflective questions will help participants analyze and predict ethical challenges, as well creating and selecting best practice strategies for use in their work with couples and families. Candidates for board certification in couple and family psychology will also find the content useful in preparation for the oral examination.

Goals & Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the key ethical issues inherent in work with couples and families.
  • Summarize common and predictable contextual issues in treating couples and families that will pose ethical challenges for clinicians.
  • Recognize legal and regulatory “land mines” that clinicians treating families will encounter and describe strategies to prevent or defuse such problems.
  • Apply key ethical principles to analyze case vignettes similar to those one might encounter in a board certification examination in couple and family psychology.

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CE Approval Information

  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. This course is also approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for its licentiates' CE license renewal requirements.
  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hours of CE credit for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.
  • SFG is an approved EMDRIA International CE Credit Provider, #15002 and maintains responsibility for its EMDR courses’ programs and contents in accordance with EMDRIA Standards.

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