Course Category: Paid

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Am I honoring my personal values or am I discriminating? An exploration of ethics for modern therapists

Therapists are people who have their own identities, beliefs, values, and approaches to life. But what happens when those identities come into conflict with the clients that they serve? This workshop explores the ethics behind therapist personal values, when personal values should dictate a client being referred to another treatment provider, and when that referral …

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Smarter than SMART: How therapists can improve goal-setting with clients

Many therapists learn SMART Goals and objectives as the primary tools for creating treatment plans. Oftentimes, goal setting can be a check box for insurance or a frustrating activity that doesn’t seem to support clinical progress. We dig deeper into how to make SMART goals better (SMARTer goals?), and we will uncover and address the …

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It’s the lack of thought that counts: Ethical Decision Making in Dual Relationships

Katie Vernoy, MS, LMFT and Curt Widhalm, MA, MS, LMFT | (1 CE hour) Therapist education around dual relationships is often taught as concrete “do or don’t” rules that don’t take into account the complexities of relationships, cultures, and therapeutic alliances. This course teaches the types of dual relationships that can occur, gives direction on …

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What Therapists Should Actually Do for Suicidal Clients: Assessment, safety planning, and least intrusive intervention

Katie Vernoy, MS, LMFT and Curt Widhalm, MA, MS, LMFT | What Therapists Should Actually Do for Suicidal Clients: Assessment, safety planning, and least intrusive intervention (1 CE hour) Suicide assessment is intervention. This course teaches attendees to use suicide assessments as an intervention tool to identify risk factors and create intervention and safety plans …

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Risk Factors for Suicide: What therapists should know when treating teens and adults

Katie Vernoy, MS, LMFT and Curt Widhalm, MA, MS, LMFT | Risk Factors for Suicide: What therapists should know when treating teens and adults (1 CE hour) Suicide rates have been increasing across the nation and there is an increasing need for the mental health workforce to be prepared to assess and intervene with clients …

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What Goes in Your Notes? Interstate therapy practice and documentation for clients considering abortion or gender affirming care

Katie Vernoy, MS, LMFT and Curt Widhalm, MA, MS, LMFT | What Goes in Your Notes? Interstate therapy practice and documentation for clients considering abortion or gender affirming care (1 CE hour) Interstate and telehealth therapy practices have to navigate a series of patchwork laws and must document their practices in ways that are beneficial …

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What is Parental Alienation and How Can Therapists Successfully Treat It?

Curt Widhalm, MA, MS, LMFT and Katie Vernoy, MS, LMFT | What is Parental Alienation and How Can Therapists Successfully Treat it? (1 CE hour) Parents can impact the opinions of children against other people, including their ex-spouses during and after the divorce process. Traditional therapy methods are often inadequate in dealing with the structural …

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Beyond Reimagination: Improving your client outcomes by understanding what big tech is doing right (and wrong) with mental health apps

Katie Vernoy, MS, LMFT and Curt Widhalm, MA, MS, LMFT |Beyond Reimagination: Improving your client outcomes by understanding what big tech is doing right (and wrong) with mental health apps (1 CE hour) The changing field of psychotherapy has impacts on improving client accessibility, while bringing with it legal and ethical hurdles. Claims of the …

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Walk & Talk and Other Non-Traditional Therapy Settings – Part 2

Even before the pandemic hit, many different types of therapeutic programs were happening outside of the office. Substance abuse treatment as well as youth programs were heading out into the great outdoors, public mental health was bringing therapy into folks’ homes and communities, and innovative clinicians were inviting their clients to walk and talk. Now …

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