The practice of psychotherapy has changed significantly. Today many psychotherapeutic modalities place a high value on a more collaborative, transparent, and mutual relationship between therapist and client. Dr. Ofer Zur discusses how therapists can use self-disclosure in a way that increases positive therapeutic outcome and also how therapists can avoid inappropriate self-disclosure that can potentially harm the client.
This CE course is designated as intermediate. There is no known conflict of interest or commercial support.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors, social workers, nurses.
This course meets the requirement for the risk management discount for the American Professional Agency.
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Subject Matter Expert:
Ofer Zur, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, fellow of American Psychological Association, instructor, lecturer, ethics consultant, and expert witness in private psychotherapy practice in Sonoma, California. He has been in practice for over twenty years and is director of the Zur Institute, LLC, at zur.institute.com, which offers over 170 innovative and challenging online continuing education courses for psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, and other mental health practitioners.
Dr. Zur is the author of dozens of articles and book-chapters and of four books, Dual Relationships and Psychotherapy; HIPAA Compliance Kit; The Complete Fee-for-Service Private Practice Handbook; and Boundaries in Psychotherapy.
Dr. Zur has lectured world-wide on topics ranging from Internet addiction, digital ethics, digital divide, cyber-bullying, boundaries in psychotherapy and counseling, standard of care, effective therapy, psychology of gender, psychology of victims, psychology of war, and much more.
Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, is a graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work and the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. After working for 13 years in child psychiatric settings and 30 years in private practice, she is now founder and president of On Good Authority, and an expert interviewer.
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Upon completing this program, you should be able to:
- List four different types of self-disclosure
- Describe how various modalities use self-disclosure, normalizing, or modeling in psychotherapy
- Give examples of inappropriate self-disclosure and how to avoid unethical behavior