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Balancing the Power Dynamic in the Therapeutic Relationship

Steps to receive a Continuing Education Certificate for this Course

Step #1 - Read Section 1 then Answer Question 1. Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Test link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 and so on.

Step #2 - After completing and scoring the Test a Certificate granting 6 CE credits for this Course is issued to you.

Course Transcripts:
Section 1 & Question 1
--Three Rationalizations Regarding Violation of the Sexual Contact      Boundary
Section 2 & Question 2
--Assess Therapist's Self-Talk - Bad Apple, Victim Blaming, and Sexism
Section 3 & Question 3
--'Special Status Role' - Are you the Sun? the Moon? the Stars?
Section 4 & Question 4--Abusive Therapy - A Story of Professional Manipulation and Mystique
Section 5 & Question 5
--Unethical Role Reversal, Professional Privilege, Double Bind and Secrecy
Section 6 & Question 6
--Therapist's Manipulation and 4 Warning Signs of Client Power Entrapment
Section 7 & Question 7
--Typology of Sexually Abusive Mental Health Professionals
Section 8 & Question 8
--Why is the Focus on Male Therapists?
Section 9 & Question 9
--7 Factors that Contribute to Sexual Contact - Romantic Daydreams
Section 10 & Question 10
--Robotization, Loss of Inner Autonomy, & Psychological Degradation
Section 11 & Question 11
--Client's Realization of the Truth, Learned Helplessness, and Being Duped      and Used
Section 12 & Question 12
--How to Intervene - Assessing Trustworthiness to Develop a Treatment      Strategy

Section 13 & Question 13
--6 Therapists Did Not Believe She Had Been Abused
Section 14 & Question 14
--Breaking the Silent Pattern - Allowing a Perpetrator to Resume a Limited      Therapy Practice
Course Articles:

Section 15 & Question 15
--This course is based on the following Codes of Ethics: NASW, AAMFT,      APA, ACA, and NBCC, History and Evolution of Values and Ethics in      Social Work
     3 Key Legal Requirements and Considerations

Section 16 & Question 16
--Forceful Strategies for Resolving Impasses in Therapeutic Boundaries
Section 17 & Question 17
--Black-White Therapist-Client Power Interventions
Section 18 & Question 18
--Using Fabian Militant Power Interventions

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--Addendum - Florida Psychology Laws and Rules Ethics

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Instructor’s Name & Credentials: Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979. Expertise in program content: Experience as an Outpatient Therapist and Private Practice.

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When and How Course Completion Certificates will be Awarded: Once you have passed the test with a score of 80% or higher, paid and completed evaluation; log into your User Account and your certificate is available for print or download. Your CE history is maintained in your account.

All activities within all of our courses are offered for continuing education credit.

"Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences."

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