After all these years, one would think that sexual misconduct (entering into a sexual relationship with a client or patient) would be a thing of the past. However, next to suicide, boundary problems and sexual misconduct rank highest as causes of malpractice actions against mental health providers. Repercussions to the therapist are stringent, ranging from loss of license to criminal and civil prosecutions, monetary fines, and even prison. One would think it wouldn't be worth the risk. However, knowing the rules isn't always enough to override the risk factors that make us vulnerable. These factors can have disastrous consequences when combined with a variety of factors in our clients and patients. This program takes an in-depth look at how these situations can develop.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses.
This CE course is designated as intermediate.
This course meets the requirement for the risk management discount for the American Professional Agency.
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