The Ethics Curriculum
Ethics and the Therapeutic Relationship (Ethics 1)
Develop an in-depth understanding of ethical decision-making, especially involving the relationship between therapist and patient. (This program consists of interviews remastered and recompiled from other programs)
This program covers a variety of ethical issues, ranging from self-disclosure (which implicitly refers to boundaries) to personal/sexual relations with patients, ethical decision making, and what defines patient abandonment.
We’ll develop a more in-depth understanding of how to make ethical decisions, especially involving the therapist and patient.
Ethical Reasoning - Kathleen Murphy, Ph.D.
Ethical reasoning is a way of enabling us to discern for ourselves when we might be crossing the line. Kathleen Murphy, PhD, BCD discusses how to reason out clinical and ethical dilemmas using the client's best interest foremost.
Patient Abandonment - David Phillips, D.S.W.
Must the therapist continue to provide treatment once managed care funding runs out? What is our duty to the patient, and what is our duty to ourselves? Dr. David Phillips explains “standard of care” and what the standard is in this situation.
Patient/Therapist Relations - Sandra Nye, J.D., M.S.W.
Sandra Nye, JD, MSW discusses the legal repercussions of any personal involvement with patients and/or their families, as well as why we can never have sexual relationships with our patients.
Self-Disclosure - George Stricker, Ph.D.
What should we know about self-disclosure? Are there clinical and ethical guidelines for the reality aspects of the therapeutic relationship? Dr. Stricker, author of many psychological texts, discusses his unique point of view on self-disclosure, its meaning to the patient and the therapeutic relationship, and how to decide whether or not to use it.
“I really like this process, as it gives time to think about and reflect on these subject matters. I wouldn’t mind doing more of these to earn CEUs”
... Rami H.