Truth and myths about the standard of care in psychotherapy

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Description

The standard of care has been defined as the usual and customary professional standard practice in the community. There is no one set of rules or textbook that defines the standard of care, and some suggest it is nothing more than a perception. One of the biggest problems with risk management practices is that they are often confused with the standard of care. As a result, many prudent, reasonable and competent therapists, who closely adhere to professional and community standards but do not follow strict and distant analytic guidelines or fear based risk management practices, are unjustly accused of practicing below the standard of care.

In this video course, Dr. Ofer Zur explains what the standard of care really means as he talks about some of the biggest myths about the standard of care.  Dr. Zur will also discuss ways to avoid licensing board complaints.

 

 

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Video presentation with Dr. Ofer Zur
  • Transcript of presentation with Dr. Ofer Zur
  • References and Citations
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Ofer Zur was born in Israel to a German mother, who was a psychologist, and a Hungarian father. He entered the Israeli Defense Forces in 1973 as a lieutenant, and he received his bachelor's degree in physical chemistry in 1975, from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Zur continued studying oceanography and worked as a researcher in East Africa where he helped introduce a new diet to treat a malnourished community. Zur emigrated to the United States in 1980, and his interests shifted to psychology. He graduated with a master's degree in counseling psychology from Lesley College in Massachusetts in 1981. This shift to psychology allowed Zur to discover his own need to heal in order to come to terms with his war experiences. Zur continued his studies, completing his PhD in psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, in 1984.

Zur worked as a rehabilitation counselor for the Santa Rita Rehabilitation Center at the Alameda County Jail between 1984 and 1987. Next, he acted as Associate Program Director and core faculty member for the graduate psychology program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. In 1988, Zur relocated to Sonoma, California where he established a private practice.

In 1995, Zur established the Zur Institute to provide continuing education courses for mental health professionals, as his career focus shifted to addressing the barriers and challenges that faced the field of psychotherapy. He collaborated with his colleague Arnold Lazarus, and they released the 2002 book, Dual Relationships in Psychotherapy, which was the first of its kind to challenge questionable therapeutic boundaries, address ethical reaches of therapists, and introduce the concept of taking a nonpathologizing view of the client.

BOOKS BY OFER ZUR

  • Dual Relationships in Psychotherapy (2002)
  • Boundaries in Psychotherapy: Ethical and Clinical Explorations (2007)
  • The Complete Fee-for-Service Private Practice Handbook (2011)

 

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Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Jul 20, 2021.

Learning Objectives

Based on the content of this course, I can:

  • Explain what the Standard of Care means
  • Summarize the myths around the Standard of Care
  • Discuss ways to avoid licensing board complaints

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