Navigating the Ethics of Dual Relationships and Termination

Navigating the Ethics of Dual Relationships and Termination 

In an age when evidence-based treatments are prioritized in the delivery of behavioral healthcare, it can be easy to downplay the impact of the therapeutic relationship on treatment outcomes. Researchers have securely established that the quality of the therapeutic relationship rivals in importance the specific interventions used as a primary means of change (Tishby & Wiseman, 2018). This course will teach you about approaches you can use to establish and maintain healthy boundaries in your clinical work and avoid problematic, unethical dual relationships. Inappropriate dual relationships are among the leading causes of complaints and licensing board disciplinary action against professionals (Wilkinson et al., 2019). Equally important to healthy therapeutic relationships is knowing when and how to end those relationships in a way that maximizes the client’s well-being. Poorly handled termination can turn productive, high-quality treatment into a negative experience for the client and provider. The goal of this course is to provide alcohol and drug counseling, marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology, nursing, and social work professionals in health and human services settings with strategies to effectively manage dual relationships and termination.

$19.95

Hours: 1.70 - 2.00
REL-BHC-0-UEDRC

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Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.75 HOURS


Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Ohio Social Worker Board

1.75 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021.


Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests.


This module is Reading-Based Online.


Social workers completing this course receive 1.75 Ethics continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

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Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

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Social workers will receive 1.75 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

1.75 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

American Psychological Association

1.75 HOURS


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Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

2.0 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.75 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider # RTX050401
CEBroker Provider 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.75 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider # RCX100502
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.7 HOURS


Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

1.75 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.75 CEHs.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.75 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
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NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.75 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.75 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.75 HOURS


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California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.75 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.75 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

1.75 HOURS


Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

1.75 HOURS


Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.



Content Area: C9

Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

1.75 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-UEDRC
Hours: 1.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Explain what a dual relationship is and how they can be harmful to clients and providers.
Describe strategies you can use to evaluate the potential harm that may stem from a dual relationship.
Explain how you can apply ethical principles when deciding whether to terminate a treatment relationship.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Impact of Dual Relationships

Jenny and Donna

Defining Dual Relationships

Dual Relationships and Potential Harm

Quick Check

Potential Consequences for Professionals

Are All Dual Relationships Harmful?

Rethinking the “Slippery Slope”

High-Risk Dual Relationships

Consider Relevant Risk Factors

Review

Summary

Section 3: Strategies for Avoiding Problematic Dual Relationships

Evaluating the Potential Impact of Dual Relationships

Additional Questions to Ask Yourself

The Role of Cultural Factors

Incidental Encounters and Dual Relationships

Dual Relationships and Professional Roles

Bartering and Ethical Challenges

Dual Relationships, Boundaries, and Social Media

Timing and Dual Relationships

Dual Relationships: Intensity

Preparations for Dual Relationships

Setting the Tone

Documenting Your Decisions

Review

Summary

Section 4: Termination and the Therapeutic Relationship

Effective Termination

The Goals of Termination

When Is Termination Appropriate?

Client Abandonment

Competence and Termination

Terminating Treatment Due To Threatening Behavior

Practice Changes and Termination

Attendance Issues and Termination

Clashing Values

Fees and Termination

Tips for Managing Pre-Termination Counseling

Documenting the Termination Process

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Beginner level Marriage and Family Therapists; Beginner level Professional Counselors; Beginner level Psychologists; Beginner level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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