The ethical dilemma of multiple relationships continues to hold the attention of ethics commissions across all the major counseling disciplines. This study will investigate some issues of multiple relationships as they may present in counseling practice.
Note: This is an approved 3CE course that meets the Florida Board of Psychology ethics and statutes content requirements for license renewal for Florida psychologists. 
491 Licensed Professionals Note: This is not the correct course for LCSW, LMFT or LMHC.  Please order the version of this course with the title: (Ethics and Boundary Issues: Ethical Decision Making).

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Approvals are listed in this course description.  State-specific courses are generally not applicable to other states.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised 2018

Description:  The ethical dilemma of multiple relationships continues to hold the attention of ethics commissions across all the major counseling disciplines.  This study will investigate some issues of multiple relationships as they may present in counseling practice.  Positions with respect to multiple relationships have shifted over the recent decade with the professions taking the time to consider the complex realities of the professional in the context of their community.  This study is inclusive of the five major professions; psychology, social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy and addictions professionals and will acquaint the reader with the current guidelines.

The study will discuss the challenges and opportunities within the context of non-sexual multiple relationships.  Please note that the term dual relationship is used interchangeably with the term multiple relationship as the various disciplines use one or the other and are essentially the same.  The topic of multiple relationships is a broad one certainly greater than the scope of this study.  We have chosen to concentrate on the area of non-sexual multiple relationships and rather than discuss various specific multiple relationships we will explore the dynamic quality of boundaries as they relate to professional practice.  The learner will enhance their understanding of the line between crossing a boundary and violating a boundary.  This general understanding can best serve practitioners when examining specific situations.

Objectives:
Hour One
1. Participants will be able to describe the shift in thinking regarding multiple relationships in clinical practice.
2.  Participants will be able to differentiate between a boundary crossing and a boundary violation.
3.  Participants will be able to describe two classifications of multiple relationships.
Hour Two
4.  Participants will be able to discuss the differences in ethics codes regarding multiple relationships across five counseling professions.
5.  Participants will be prepared to manage multiple relationships through evaluating assumptions, reviewing for cognitive errors and utilizing recommended steps.
Hour Three
6.  Participants will be able to discuss relevant Florida laws and rules as they pertain to the practice of psychology.

CE Credits:  3

Agenda:
Hour One:   Overview; definitions, classifications of multiple relationships
Hour Two:   Professional codes as they pertain to multiple relationships, Management of multiple relationships.
Hour Three:   Florida laws and rules.

CE Broker #:  20-279184

Methods:   Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.

Content Area:    Ethics, Legal and regulatory.

Purpose:  The purpose of this study is to acquaint psychologists with a refresher on ethical guidance in the area of multiple relationships as well as the recent laws and rules as they affect the practice of psychology.

Target Audience:   Psychologists

Approvals:
Program Services Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Program Services Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Program Services is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. #5978
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) #86395
Florida Board of Nursing FBN #2456 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling: BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Office of School Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Certification Board, Inc. #159A
 

Online Course

CE Broker#:
20-279184
CE Credits:
3
Price:
$30.00