Total CE Credit Hours: 9
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101555
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About the Course:
Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell?
Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception—how it works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it.
The fundamental processes of self-deception and self-justification can influence the ethical decision-making of clinicians. This book facilitates self-awareness and provides clinicians with tools that can minimize self-deception, self-justification, and the potential effects in psychotherapy.
This course is based on the book, Mistakes Were Made: (But Not By Me) created by Tavris, Carol and Aronson, Elliot
Publication Date:2008 Reprint Edition
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about self-deception, from how it works in the brain to ways we can learn to overcome it. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Define the concepts of self-deception and self-justification, and explain their potential consequences.
- Describe how cognitive dissonance, blind spots, and self-justification work to help us justify our actions.
- Distinguish between what the authors consider to be good versus bad science, and how they impact clinical practices.
- Identify how self-deception and self-justification affect legal issues and marital relations.
- Cite examples of how to overcome self-justifying behaviors, and how to apply this to ethical decision-making in the psychotherapy process.
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