Dual Relationships and Clinical Boundaries: A Discussion of Ethical Challenges Based on Film Clips

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 from Noon to One
Lunch is available at 11:45 AM
The Education Conference Center
The Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont 
1 CE Contact Hour
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Jilisa Snyder, PhD
Clinical Director of the Anna Marsh Clinic 

Everyday clinical interactions incorporate themes of ethical guidelines and reasoning. Mental health professionals have a responsibility to address dilemmas such a dual relationships, clinical boundaries, and confidentiality with a sophisticated degree of conceptual, systemic, and psychological skill. Practicing in rural communities highlights unique challenges in all these areas.  Movie clips will be shown to spark discussion of nuanced ethical decision making informed by the interface of professional values, daily practice demands, and ethical codes. 

At the end of this learning event, participants will be able to: 
  1.  differentiate between psychotherapy boundary crossing and violations, and various viewpoints regarding specific boundary crossings.
  2.  describe two specific challenges regarding psychotherapy frame and dual relationships when practicing in rural communities.
Jilisa Snyder PhD, Clinical Director of the Anna Marsh Clinic, has worked in the field of outpatient mental health services, within clinical, management, supervisory, and teaching roles for over 35 years. Dr. Snyder presents applied mental health and medical ethics workshops throughout New England and in graduate level courses, staying close to the integration of ethics within the daily challenges of patient care and organizational processes.  Known as an engaging 'down to earth' speaker, Dr. Snyder conveys a passion for how ethics can improve and vitalize clinical perspectives and treatment, along with our ongoing professional development and identity.