Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in Behavioral Health On-Site Training offered by Mentor Health
Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in Behavioral Health On-Site Training
Participants will learn how to identify and respond constructively to complex boundary issues, protect clients, prevent professional malpractice, and avoid liability.
This webinar will provide participants with an overview of boundary issues and dual relationships that arise in behavioral health (for example, proper management of confidential and private information; practitioner self-disclosure; friendships and social contact with current and former clients; favors, gifts, and invitations; hiring of former clients; online and social networking relationships; unavoidable dual relationships).
Using extensive case material, Dr. Frederic Reamer will acquaint participants with a typology of boundary issues and dual relationships. Participants will learn how to identify and respond constructively to complex boundary issues, protect clients, prevent professional malpractice, and avoid liability. Key topics will include the nature of boundary issues, types of dual relationships, and risk-management strategies.
Who Will Benefit:
Frederic Reamer, Ph.D., is professor in the graduate program, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983. He chaired the national task force that wrote the code of ethics adopted by the National Association of Social Workers. Reamer is the author of more than 20 books and 140 journal articles, encyclopedia entries, and book chapters. He has been a social worker in correctional and mental health settings and specializes in professional ethics.
Reamer has been an expert witness and ethics consultant in more than 100 court (litigation) cases and licensing board cases involving ethical and risk-management issues.
His books include Risk Management in Social Work: Preventing Professional Malpractice, Liability, and Disciplinary Action (Columbia University Press); Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services (Columbia University Press); Social Work Values and Ethics (Columbia University Press); Ethical Standards in Social Work (NASW Press); and The Social Work Ethics Audit: A Risk Management Tool (NASW Press), among others.
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