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Legal and Ethical Issues in Couple Therapy

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About the Course:

This course addresses legal and ethical issues related to providing couple therapy. The course material is specifically geared to address existing gaps in clearly defined ethical decision-making strategies. The material covers topics ranging from documentation to theoretical underpinnings of couple therapy.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Legal and Ethical Issues in Couple Therapy created by Michael C. Gotlieb, Jon Lasser, & Georganna L. Simpson

Journal/Publisher:

Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy, The Guilford Press

Publication Date:

4th edition (2008)

Course Material Author

Michael C. Gotlieb, Jon Lasser, & Georganna L. Simpson

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This intermediate course material is designed for Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, and Marriage and Family Counselors seeking updated knowledge of ethical and legal issues related to couple therapy.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify legal and ethical complexities of providing couple therapy.

  2. Assist the couple therapist in understanding key therapeutic concepts of couple therapy.

  3. Discuss concepts for dealing with legal and ethical issues in couple therapy.

  4. Provide case examples of common legal and ethical dilemmas with couple therapy.

  5. Discuss the role of live supervision and documentation in couple therapy.

  6. Offer strategies for working with couples when legal and ethical dilemmas arise.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

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Article: Legal and Ethical Issues in Couples Therapy

Republished with permission of Guilford Press, from Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy, Fourth Edition 2008; permission conveyed through Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101857
2 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.52 out of 5
1650 members have taken this course

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