This course gets to the heart of the matter: Therapists worry about safety, often rightfully. And we may struggle to take the necessary steps to protect ourselves. This course openly addresses that struggle, and offers the specific solutions many of us wish we had learned earlier.
While instances of clients physically attacking therapists are rare, they do happen. Therapists express concern when clients become dangerous or threatening, often because the therapist hasn't done much planning around the possibility. Can a therapist contact law enforcement for help, or does that violate confidentiality? Can a therapist terminate a client over making a threat? This course answers these questions and many more. If you have ever felt in danger at your office, this course will help minimize risk.
1.5 Hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive).
Describe how therapists can address at least two ethical concerns when working with potentially dangerous clients
Integrate one or more changes to informed consent language to protect their own safety
Identify at least three practical steps they can take to maximize safety with potentially dangerous clients
Having a client threaten or attempt harm is a therapists worst nightmare! Even though this topic is a difficult one to consider, this course helps therapists arm themselves with knowledge. This is a topic rarely discussed in counselor education. I...Read More
Having a client threaten or attempt harm is a therapists worst nightmare! Even though this topic is a difficult one to consider, this course helps therapists arm themselves with knowledge. This is a topic rarely discussed in counselor education. It is time to be proactive about harmful clients. This course is a step in the right direction!Read Less
Format and Length:
Recorded Video Format (non-interactive); Total running time 90 minutes
Introductory/Beginner. This course is designed for those with little or no prior training in protecting their own safety in clinical work.
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. The course completion quiz can be retaken multiple times until passed.
Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:
After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: October 03, 2019
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.
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Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1.5 hours of continuing education (1.5 CE credits) for psychologists.
SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
SimplePractice, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2020 – 07/06/2021. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education credits in the Clinical topic area.
SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0206.
SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.
This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.