Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101771
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About the Course:
The term nonsexual multiple relationships has created great confusion in our profession-and great controversy. You may have heard in workshops or read in books or journals that hugging a client, giving a gift to a client, or meeting a client outside of the office constitutes a multiple relationship and is prohibited by our ethics code or by the standard of care sustained by professional licensing boards. Not accurate.
You may also have heard or read that telling a client something personal about yourself or unexpectedly encountering a client at a social event are examples of unprofessional multiple relationships. Again, not accurate.
The inaccuracies, or errors, in our thinking about nonsexual multiple relationships, mire us in confusion and controversy. The errors cripple our movement towards a comprehensive and practical model of ethical decision-making regarding multiple relationships with clients.
This course is intended to provide some concrete guidelines for such ethical decision making in a clinical setting.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Nonsexual Multiple Relationships: A Practical Decision-Making Model For Clinicians created by Janet Sonne, Ph.D.
Course Material Author
This basic-to-intermediate course material is designed for Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who are likely to gain professionally from increased knowledge in the areas of ethics and boundary issues.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Clarify the definition of nonsexual multiple relationships in a therapeutic relationship.
- Utilize a new decision-making model that is designed to serve as a practical checklist of elements for therapists to consider as they engage in the complex process of recognizing and then deciding whether or not to enter nonsexual relationships with their clients.
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