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Positive Ethics with the Most Difficult Clients

6.0 CE Hours Available

All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test.
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Offer Price$64.60
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Offer Price$74.80


Through the use of case discussions, exercises, and didactic presentations, participants will learn about positive ethics and practical applications to therapy with difficult clients.


Vintage courses do not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers


Participants will:

  • better understand the elements of positive ethics and ethical acculturation
  • become more aware of ethical conflicts and pitfalls inherent in working with difficult clients
  • develop techniques that integrate professional ethical codes and personal moral values when encountering difficult clients
  • learn preventive strategies to maintain excellent ethical behavior no matter the client



Positive Ethics in Context

  • Levels of awareness that form the basis of ethical practiceó personal, professional, and political
  • Practical implications for borderline, suicidal, angry, abusive, court-ordered, seductive, noncompliant, and other ìdifficultî clients

What Makes Difficult Clients So Difficult?

  • Therapist reactions to difficult clients
  • Ethical acrobatics: Balancing the personal and professional, clinical, and legal
  • Maintaining the right mix of detachment and involvement
  • Prevention vs. reaction: Applying positive principles to avoid ethical pitfalls

Strategies and Tactics

  • Ethical reasoning in difficult circumstances
  • How to inform clients
  • What to document
  • When to consult and with whom to consult
  • When to refer and how to terminate

Putting It All Together

  • Ongoing strategies to prevent ethical problems
  • Case Examples