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 how to address each kind, and gives an in-depth example of a common dual relationship.
- Describe five types of dual relationships
- Identify the most common types of dual relationships cited by licensing boards
- Use an ethical-decision making process as it applies to dual relationships
Curt Widhalm, LMFT
Curt Widhalm is in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) ethics committee, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, lecturer in Counseling Laws and Ethics at California State University Northridge, a former Law & Ethics Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and former CFO of CAMFT. Learn more at: www.curtwidhalm.com
Katie Vernoy, LMFT
Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Theater from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Katie’s experience spans many leadership and management roles in the mental health field since getting her license in 2005: program coordinator, director, clinical supervisor, hiring manager, recruiter, and former President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Learn more at: www.katievernoy.com