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Donald N. Bersoff, JD, PH.D.

Ethical & Risk Management Issues for Therapists in Small Towns

6.0 CE Hours Available

This program qualifies for 6.0 hours of ethics CE credit

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This 6-hour seminar will focus on the ethical challenges facing mental health practitioners in rural and in small (e.g., military, college, GLBT) communities through the use of didactic presentations and discussions of realistic vignettes .


Participants will learn:

  • The problems and pitfalls of ethical codes
  • Alternatives to resolving ethical dilemmas
  • Special issues for rural/small community professionals regarding multiple relationships (sexual and nonsexual)
  • How burnout problems can affect practice
  • How to practice competently in rural/small communities
  • How confidentiality may be compromised

Topics Covered

Ethical Codes and Their Limitations

  • Problems & pitfalls of ethic codes
  • Alternative framework for resolving ethical dilemmas
  • Consequences of violating ethics code
Ethical & Unethical Multiple Relationship
  • Multiple relationships defined
  • Unethical multiple relationships
Special Issues in Multiple Relationships
  • Business relationships, Bartering, Gifts, Attendance at celebrations (e.g., weddings)
  • Danger of nonsexual multiple relationships
Burnout, Competence & Confidentiality
  • Work Overload
  • Isolation
  • Lack of Resources
  • Visibility
  • Limited Resources
  • Accepting clients vs turning them away
  • Limited educational opportunities
Ethical Violations & Malpractice Distinguished
  • The 4 criteria for proving malpractice
  • The relevance of harm to the client
  • The differing consequences of ethics violations & malpractice
  • Introduction to Tarasoff and its Progeny
Managing Risk with Violent Clients
  • The facts & decisions in Tarasoff and Emerich
  • How violence is defined
  • The importance of risk assessment
  • Protecting confidentiality while protecting 3rd parties
  • The importance of consultation
  • How record keeping can reduce liability
Confidentiality in Small Towns
  • Mistrust in rural communities
  • Practice in small colleges
  • HIPPA, protected health information & psychotherapy notes

All Programs Include Handouts and One Paid CE Test

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Audio Download + Test


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CD + Test


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Streaming Video + Test
 $70.00 - $115.00 


DVD + Test
DVD + Test


Extra Test (6 CE Credits)
Extra Test (6 CE Credits)



All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test

  • Audio downloads will be available for download immediately after checkout
  • Mailed CD and DVD formats include all items in an attractive portfolio

CE Info

J&K Seminars, LLC is approved to sponsor continuing education by :
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an AOTA (The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.) Approved Provider of Continuing Education (Provider # 5180). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for our programs and contents.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC, provider #1080, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) , (through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 01/27/2015 – 01/27/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an NAADAC Approved Education Provider #757
  • State of California - Board of Behavioral Sciences - Courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number BAP #758
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a registered social worker continuing education sponsor for Illinois social workers(Lic # 159.000833)
  • Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • J&K Seminars, LLC SW CPE #0174 has received conditional approval from the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work to offer continuing education to licensed social workers, effective 6/17/2015. The Department may subsequently notify J&K Seminars, LLC that a particular course or courses is/are not acceptable. This conditional approval is in effect until the Department makes a final determination to approve or deny J&K Seminars, LLC application.
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) for D&A professionals (ICRC/AODA) # 271
  • All programs have been approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists Provider Number # 483
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors #1835


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