The Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara
(CAMFT CE Provider #128307)
BRIDGING THE DIVIDES:
CLINICAL & ETHICAL DILEMMAS
IN PSYCHOTHERAPY AND IN OUR WORLD
Taught by Debra Manchester LCSW (LR9847)
3 CE Credits | $60
No CE Credits | $50
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This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCCs, LEPs and RNs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
The Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCCs, and LEPs. Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content
Debra Manchester, LCSW, is the Executive Director of Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara, now in its 41th year. In 2010, Debra was honored by SB CAMFT “for 30 years of inspiration, leadership, and training provided to thousands of clinicians, and the devotion exemplified in consistent visionary work for the community.” She and her husband, Don MacMannis, recently published their second book, entitled Who’s the Boss? The Win-Win Way to Parent Your Defiant Strong-Willed Child. Their first book, How’s Your Family Really Doing? 10 Keys to a Happy Loving Family, was published in 2011. Deb is a blogger for PsychCentral as well as for HowsYourFamily.com.
Course Content and Learning Objectives
Designed for supervisors, clinicians and students who want an annual update on recent trends and developments in legal and ethical issues from a clinical perspective, this course is intended for those who have already completed coursework on law and ethics in social work. It focuses on the complexities and dilemmas when dealing in the field with children, teens, couples and families.
This course covers issues of diversity via the teaching of core ethical values and principles as well as through case examples using couples and families from varied ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The goals of this course are the following:
- To discuss the impact of the current political, cultural and psychological divides on our psychotherapy with individuals and families and on mental health
- To look at current contentious issues from a historical and cultural perspective to facilitate understanding and empathy
- To discuss our ethical obligations around these issues
Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able:
- To describe at least two ethical principles that apply to the current controversies over mandatory vaccinations
- To explain at least two historical and legal precedents of mandatory vaccinations
- To list at least four of the fears and beliefs- both their own and those of their clients- from a less judgmental stance
- To explain the Goldwater rule as applied to Donald Trump
- To explain the differences between “honor cultures” and “dignity cultures”
9:00am-9:15am: Overview of workshop
9:15am-9:45am: COVID, vaccines, antivax movements
9:45am-10:30am: Bridging differences
10:40am-12pm: Cultural divides, honor cultures, ethical activism
The target audience is licensed clinical professionals including psychiatrists, psychology, LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s, LEP’s, RN’s, and registered interns.
Course Completion Certificates
CE Credit certificates will be awarded after the workshop, after the submission of a completed course evaluation form and test (passing with at least 70% correct). Partial credit CE Credit certificates will not be awarded. If an attendee leaves before the end of the workshop or without submitting a completed a course evaluation form or test, they may ask for the video of the workshop, submit a completed test and course evaluation to receive CE Credits.
The registration fee, less $15 process charge, will refunded if written notice of the cancellation is faxed, emailed or postmarked 1 week prior to the workshop. Thereafter there will be no refunds. Refunds will be reimbursed via check within 5 business days of written notice.
Requesting Accommodations for Disability:
Facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Nancy Villalobos, Administrator, or Debra Manchester, our Executive Director at (805) 882-2400 or via email at info@FTISB.org. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.
Instruction for Addressing Grievances:
Participants can lodge complaints directly to the Program Coordinator or any of the FTI staff. FTI staff will be identified by name badges and the Program Coordinator or FTI staff designee introduces the speaker and explains the CE Credit process to the attendees. Complaints can also be written on the evaluation forms, sent via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the Program Coordinator or administrative assistant. They will be followed up within ten business days. Grievances can include, but are not limited to the following:
- Refund requests
- Complaints about course cont occurrences ent
- Complaints about facilities
- Complaints about non-receipt of certificates
- Complaints about miscellaneous