Protect Your License From Licensing Board Investigations and Attend to the Current Coronavirus and TeleMental Health Ethical Challenges

3 Law and Ethics CEs

In this 3-hour live webinar, Ofer Zur, Ph.D., the founder of Zur Institute, will review current standards of care that all psychotherapists, counselors MFT’s and social workers need to maintain. He will outline the 23 ways in which licensed psychotherapists need to pay close attention, in order to keep their licenses secured. The course will also attend to the complex issues related to therapists engaging with clients via texting and social media, and will then briefly outline and address some of the ethical considerations arising from the current COVID-19 pandemic and the new era of tele-mental health.

This introductory web conference is designed to help mental health professionals:

  • Differentiate between ethical, legal, clinical, and risk management aspects of cases.
  • Identify the three most common complaints of state licensing boards filed against licensed psychotherapists and counselors.
  • Describe the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations.
  • Identify the differences among various types of consultations.
  • List at least three ethical considerations and challenges for mental health professionals arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presenter: Ofer Zur, PhD

Ofer Zur, PhD is a licensed pscyhologist, instructor, forensic and ethics consultant, and expert witness, and workshops and keynotes presenter. He is the founder of the Zur Institute, Inc., of which he was the owner from its inception 1995 to 2020. He has been in private psychotherapy practice since 1988. In 2020 Dr. Zur initiated Project Insights, where he writes: “My passion is to invite people to reflect on their own life choices, cultural assumptions, belief systems and biases, reaping dee p rewards and meaningful insights. I invite you to join this (inner) ride! Take some time to reflect on your own life junctures and choices and share your significant ‘Aha’ moments or insights. We all become more conscious, enlightened and aware of our shared human experience by reflecting, discovering, and sharing.” Dr. Zur writes and teaches on ethics, critical thinking, boundaries, dual relationships, therapy in the digital age (TeleMental Health), and many other topics. He taught at graduate schools for many years, and his books include Dual Relationships and Psychotherapy (2002), HIPAA Compliance Kit (2005), The Complete Fee-for-Service Private Practice Handbook (2005), Boundaries in Psychotherapy (published by APA in 2007) and, most recently, Multiple Relationships in Psychotherapy and Counseling: Unavoidable, Common and Mandatory Dual Relations in Therapy (2017) In addition to resources for mental health professionals, Dr. Zur’s web page provides free articles for the public. Topics include love, parenting, affairs & infidelity, re-thinking victimhood, vocation-calling, teen violence, prenuptial check list, and much more. Specialties: Forensic Expert, Ethics Consultant, Presenter on Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling, and Inspiring people to come up with insights. Consulting/Forensic webpage: https://drzur.com/consulting-forensics/ Project Insights website: https://projectinsights.org