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Ethical Boundaries in Balancing the Power Dynamic in the Therapeutic Relationship
Ethics Boundaries continuing education psychology CEUs

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name is one rationalization some have about abuse of the personal contact boundary with clients.
-Name some biases against the validity of the topic of the Sexual abuse of Power between client and therapists.
-Name one key factor that adds to the power imbalance between client and therapists.
-Name two hurdles that remain after the client leaves the abusive relationship.
-Name four characteristics that separate the normal power imbalance in a therapeutic relationship from an unethical power imbalance.
-Name four warning signs that a client may be vulnerable to an abusive balance of power.
-Name the six categories listed in Schoener's typology of abuse.
-Name one reason females are more vulnerable to therapeutic sexual abuse according to Penford.
-Explain some factors exploitative therapy relationships can contain.
-Explain what is "robotization."
-Name the three phases a victim may experience once she realizes the truth about her abuse.
-Explain what is a key in working with a client who has been abused by a therapist.
-Name three phases of healing for the survivor of abuse.
-Name some feelings an abuse survivor experiences to detour him or her from informing others.
-Name primary hallmarks of boundary failures in the borderline client.
-Name two definitions of manipulation.
-Explain what does the NASW Code state, the AAMFT, NBCC, and APA prohibit sexual relationship with former client’s for a period of two years.
-Name potential clients warned about concerning boundaries and the power dynamic in consumer information.
-Explain what is Otto Fenichel’s definition of transference.
-Name some interventions to counteract the power dynamic with clients who exhibit exaggerated silence.
-Name two types of therapist/patient relationships need to be balanced regarding supportive versus excessive therapeutic relationships.
-Explain who else can be included in a sexual harassment lawsuit besides the person harassed.
-Explain what is an example of a forceful cognitive intervention to use with a client’s self-defeating patterns, if used correctly, will not violate the balance of power.
-Explain what behavior on the part of clients put therapists in a position of power and yet impedes the therapist in his or her task of assisting clients to transcend their limited notions of themselves.
-Explain what your client probably expecting and why, when they enter your office and demands that you accommodate every one of his or her detailed requests before he or she will agree to work with you.


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."

CEU Continuing Education for
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs

 
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