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A J&K Seminars Professional Continuing Education Program
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Boundaries In Psychotherapy

Risk Management & Ethical Issues

presented by

Samuel Knapp, Ed.D. 

October 15, 1999

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lancaster Host Hotel  in  Lancaster, Pennsylvania

 

Also Held October 4, 1999

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

at the Radison Hotel Pittsburgh (in Monroeville, PA)

 

Fulfills Ethics Requirements

May Reduce Malpractice Insurance Premiums

Introduction

The therapeutic relationship is critical to successful treatment. However, when the nature of this relationship harms clients, the therapist is held accountable for violating therapeutic boundaries.

In this program, Dr. Knapp will describe the ways therapists can and have violated relationship boundaries with their current and past clients. He will address both sexual and non-sexual boundary violations. In addition, he will discuss boundary issues involving supervises, students, relatives, friends, and acquaintances.

Dr. Knapp will also review the roles of various regulatory mechanisms governing the practice of psychology in Pennsylvania. Most important, therapists will learn techniques and procedures that will reduce the risk of legal liability while providing ethical and high quality care.

Program Objectives

Participants will be better able to:

understand the legal and ethical principles underlying professional boundaries;
identify subtle boundary issues that may emerge in clinical practice; and
engage in ethical decision-making regarding professional boundaries

Agenda

7:45 a.m. Registration - Continental Breakfast

8:30                         Overview and Introduction
Disciplinary Mechanisms
Evolution of Professional Boundary Standards
Moral Principles and the Rules of Professional Boundaries
Respect for Patient Autonomy
Beneficence
Nonmaleficence
Fidelity

Sexual Boundaries

Description of the Problem (Prevalence, etc.)
Standards from the APA Code of Conduct; State Board of Psychology
Prevention
Treating Survivors of Professional/Sexual Abuse

Non-Sexual Boundaries

Non-professional relationships with patients
Non-professional relationships with former patients
Unavoidable Boundary Crossings
Boundaries in Forensic Roles
Bartering

10:20 - 10:35 Break (Coffee & Tea)
Subtle Boundary Issues

Intrusive Advocacy - Gifts from Patients

Supervisor/Supervisee; Teacher/Student Relationships
Decision-Making in "Grey" Boundary Areas
Self- Care

     12:30 Adjournment (pick-up certificates)

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Samuel Knapp, Ed.D.

Dr. Knapp received his doctoral degree in counseling from Lehigh University in 1982. He then was hired as the Director of the Rosalie G. Handler Center's Millersburg office. In this position, he provided direct psychological services, supervised psychotherapists, and administered the center.

From 1987 to the present he has been the Deputy Executive Officer and Professional Affairs Officer of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. In these positions he is responsible for working with the Ethics, Colleague Assistance, and Legislative and Governmental Affairs Committees. He writes testimony and represents the interests of psychologists before the PA State Board of Psychology and other regulatory bodies, the PA State Legislature and the US Congress.

Dr. Knapp has written or edited 15 books and contributed to chapters in many other books. He has also had over 60 articles published on numerous topics, including articles relevant to ethics, licensing, and insurance reimbursement issues.

Fulfills Ethics Requirements

May Reduce Malpractice Insurance Premiums

Some malpractice insurance carriers give a 5% premium discount for taking 3-4 credit hours of accredited risk management continuing education. This program is designed to qualify for these discounts.

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Continuing Education Certification

This program is sponsored by J&K Seminars which is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The APA approved sponsor maintains the responsibility for the program - 4 hours

J&K Seminars is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC continuing education guidelines. Provider #5599 - 4 hours

This program is co-sponsored by Family Service, a member of Family Service America, Inc. which has Pennsylvania State Board pre-approval to offer 4 hours of credit to Pennsylvania Licensed Social Workers.

J&K Seminars is a provider approved by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. - 4.5 hrs.

J&K Seminars has received pre-approval to offer continuing education from:

Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB approved education - 3 hours)

Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners - 4 hours

Delaware State Board of Social Work Examiners - 3 hours

New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners - 4 hours (clinical)

Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) - 3 hours

Commission for Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) - 3 hours

Certificates of attendance will be available for all participants to pick up at the end of the program. Persons who arrive late or depart early will not receive CE certificates of  attendance.

Persons who arrive late or depart early will not receive CE certificates of  attendance.

Refund Policy

Full refunds will be made up to the early registration date. A $10 administrative charge will be deducted from refunds requested after the early registration date until the end of regular registration. No refunds will be given less than 24 hours before the program or for no-shows.

We accommodate persons with disabilities.

Hotel Accommodations October 15

Registrants who desire overnight accommodations must make their own reservations. A block of rooms at the Lancaster Host Hotel has been reserved at the reduced rate of $79 per room.

Phone the Host for reservations at 800-233-0121 or Fax (717) 295-5112. You must mention that you are attending a J&K Seminars program to receive the reduced rate. We recommend making your reservations at least four weeks prior to the program.

For Directions and Map to the Lancaster Host Hotel Click Here

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Hotel Accommodations For October 4 Program

Registrants who desire overnight accommodations must make their own reservations. A block of rooms at the Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh (located in Monroeville) has been reserved at a reduced rate of $89 per room.

Phone the Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh for reservations at (412) 373-7000 or Fax (412) 373-1549. You must mention that you are attending a J&K Seminars program to receive the reduced rate. We recomend making your reservations at least four weeks prior to the program.

For Directions and Map to the Hotel Radisson Click Here

A detailed map, directions, nametag and receipt will be sent to pre-registrants three weeks before the program

Registration Fees

Early Registration by one month prior to the program ................. $65 each
2 or More Registrations by one month prior to the program  ...... $55 each
Registrations within one month of the program date .................... $70 each

Register By Phone Toll Free (800) 801-5415  8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.  7 - days a week
(In Lancaster County please use 393-0707)
  FAX - (717) 393-4605

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