Psychotherapy Myths & Faulty Beliefs is a new 1-hour video continuing education (CE) course that explores some of the key beliefs concerning standard of care and ethics in psychotherapy.
Dr. Zur’s critical approach will help participants redefine best practices as they explore the following psychotherapy myths:
- The Inherent ‘Power Differential’
- Physical Touch in Psychotherapy is Unethical and Leads to Sex
- The DSM is a Scientifically Valid and Reliable Document
- Dual Relationships in Counseling are Always Unethical
- “Don’t Blame the Victim” (Victims are Always 100% Innocent?)
- Risk Management is an Inherent Part of the Standard of Care
- Malpractice Lawsuits Against Psychotherapists and Counselors are Common
- As the Slippery-Slope Argument Predicts, Boundary Crossings Inevitably Lead to Boundary Violations
- It is Never, Ever Ethical, Legal, or OK for a Psychotherapist to Be Naked with a Client
- ‘Distance Care’ is New
Dr. Zur illuminates these complex issues using clinical examples and case studies. The supplemental handout offers a quick review of each of the ten myths and provides links for further reading. Please note: The licensee is not required to complete this further reading to complete the test or receive CE credit. All information needed to complete the CE test may be found in the video presentation and accompanying PDF copy of Dr. Zur’s PowerPoint Slide Show. Course #11-44 | 2022 | 1-hour video | 10 posttest questions
- CE Credit: 1 Hour
- Target Audience: Psychologists | Counselors | Social Workers | Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs) | School Psychologists
- Learning Level: Introductory
- Course Type: Video
Ofer Zur, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, consultant, writer, researcher, forensic consultant, and lecturer from Sebastopol, CA. He is a pioneer in the development of the ethical and effective managed-care-free psychotherapy practice. Dr. Zur taught for many years at several Bay Area, CA graduate schools and has trained thousands of psychotherapists in his seminars, lectures, and private consultations on numerous topics including Ethics with Soul, Therapeutic Boundaries, HIPAA, Dual Relationships, Standard of Care, Domestic Violence, Speed and Technology, and Victims. He is the founder of Zur Institute, which offers unique and innovative online continuing education to psychologists, LMFTs, social workers, and counselors. He is one of the most prominent consultants and forensic experts in the area of therapeutic boundaries. Website: https://drzur.com/
This video CE course provides instant access to the course video, course handout, and the CE test. The CE test is open book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while watching the course video).
Successful completion of this course involves passing the online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation.
Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology and Office of School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Dietetics and Nutrition, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners – Occupational Therapy; the Mississippi MSDoH Bureau of Professional Licensure – Occupational Therapy; the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145), State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135) and marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0100), and the State Board for Social Workers an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0664); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and MFT Board (#RCST100501) and Speech and Hearing Professionals Board; the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors and Therapists (#193), Examiners in Psychology, Social Worker Examiners, Occupational Therapy, and Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); the West Virginia Board of Social Work; the Wyoming Board of Psychology; and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635 – all courses are reported within a few days of completion).