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The Clinical Impact of Disproven Public Assault Allegations on Clinicians and Clients

About the Course:

When a client discloses allegations of abuse to the clinician there can be a complex situation. The clinician is not a judge and jury. Treatment is confidential and private. However, disclosures bring in the world outside the consulting room which the client and clinician share. When newspapers and television focus on an allegation, similar to the client’s, which is disproved in court there can be a major detrimental clinical impact on the treatment. Using a British example to illustrate this problem, the presentation will examine the clinical consequences of media involvement in the consulting room.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, The Clinical Impact of Disproven Public Assault Allegations on Clinicians and Clients created by Valerie Sinason, PhD in 2020.

Publication Date:

Nov 2020

Course Material Author

Valerie Sinason, PhD

Dr Sinason is a poet, writer, child psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst. She founded the Clinic for Dissociative Studies (where she is now Patron) and was Consultant at the Tavistock Clinic, In London and Consultant Psychoanalyst at the University of Cape Town Child Guidance Clinic . She has published over 15 books and 200 papers and chapters

Course Creator

Jane Doe

Sandi Cardaman has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 15 years. She has worked with eating disorders, domestic violence and clients who are working with the dependency system.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapist and counselors who work with trauma survivors. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe and manage the impact of disproven public assault allegations on their clinical judgement

  2. Describe and manage the impact of disproven public assault allegations on their clients

  3. Evaluate the differential clinical impact between private disclosure and public disclosure in the context of potential legal minefields

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Course Number 102943
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