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Legal and Ethical Guidelines for Couples Therapy

Previously Recorded

Presenter: David Fox Ph.D

60 minutes

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be introduced to some legal considerations unique to couples therapy
  2. Participants will review ethical standards for couples therapists
  3. Participants will be presented with data regarding best practices for couples work

This webinar offers 1 NYS ED Self Study Credits

Therapeutic treatment, and counseling, of a married couple requires specialized models of therapy, because a couple is more than two individuals seeking treatment. A couple is a unit and an entity, and working with two persons within a relationship has different goals, intervention tools, and roles than individual counseling. In a similar manner, the laws, ethics and standards which relate to couples therapy include different parameters than those standards governing individual treatment. Whether dealing with confidentiality, with selecting a model of therapy, or billing insurance, there are factors which are unique to this specialization and which demand the attentive awareness of the therapist and counselor. This webinar course will review and discuss the relevant data so as to better assist couples therapists in the professional standard of care for this work.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be introduced to some legal considerations unique to couples therapy
  2. Participants will review ethical standards for couples therapists
  3. Participants will be presented with data regarding best practices for couples work

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