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Ethical and Legal Considerations: Complicated Issues in Challenging Times


Identification: LIVA18034

Credits: None available.

Over the last decade, conscience objections have surfaced in the public arena, raising questions as to whether counselors may legally refuse services to LGBTQ+ clients due to a counselor’s personally held beliefs. These laws not only deny services to LGBTQ+ clients, but are in direct violation of the ACA Code of Ethics (2014). In addition to values-based referrals, this presentation will address other challenging and complex ethical and legal issues all counselors, particularly those working with LGBTQ+ adults, need to know.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of conscience clause legislation on the counseling profession.
  • Examine the intersection of values and ethics in counseling.
  • Explore values-based conflicts and referrals.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00
Members: $29.00

Music and Counseling

Jun 13, 2011 12:00am

Identification: ACA113

Credits: None available.

Description:
Music is a universal multicultural experience that can serve as a bridge to the development of new insights and behaviors (J. M. Brown, 2001; Silverman, 2008). It is most simply described as "the appreciation of sound" (Beaulieu, 1987, p. 13). Making music is a creative act as is listening in an active way. Both involve being sensitive and responsive to the cacophony of rhythm that occurs spontaneously in nature and purposely in human interactions (Schneck & Berger, 2006). On its most basic level, music is a nonverbal medium (Vanger, Oerter, Otto, Schmidt, & Czogalik, 1995). It has been used in various ways since the beginning of time to communicate and express feelings (Gfeller, 2002b; Silverman, 2008). Indeed, many civilizations and people have been defined by the types of music they developed, for example, classical music, and the part that music played in their lives. On a global level, some of today's popular music is significant in creating a sense of cultural identity, for example, hip-hop or rap.

Objectives:

  1. Appreciate the role of music as a counseling and therapeutic technique
  2. Examine the various ways in which music can be used in counseling

Source:
The Creative Arts in Counseling, Fourth Edition, by Samuel T. Gladding

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DSM-5 Depressive, Anxiety, and Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

May 5, 2014 12:00am

Identification: ACA217

Credits: None available.

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate

Description:

Discuss the major changes and additions, from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 for depression, anxiety and trauma- and stressor-related disorders and the impact it may have on counselors in recognizing and treating these disorders.

Objectives:

  1. Understand major changes found within the depressive, anxiety and trauma- and stressor-related disorders chapters of the DSM-5
  2. Examine key diagnostic changes, such as the addition of new disorders and changes to coding, recording, and specifiers for depressive, anxiety and trauma- and stressor-related disorders
  3. Reflect upon how these changes and additions may impact counselors, specifically in regards to recognizing and treating depressive, anxiety, and trauma- and stressor-related disorders

Source:
DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors by Stephanie F. Dailey, Carman S. Gill, Shannon L. Karl and Casey A. Barrio Minton

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Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $120.00
Members: $80.00

Enhancing Counselor Supervision Through Compassion Fatigue Education

May 18, 2015 12:00am

Identification: ACA280

Credits: None available.

Description:
Compassion fatigue has been documented as an occupational hazard in counseling. Providing education to interns on compassion fatigue and protective factors, such as self-care, can normalize struggles experienced by interns. Supervision provides a relationship to build skills to help prevent compassion fatigue. Interns should understand counselor developmental phases and the necessity of self-care plans. To instill this knowledge, supervisors should focus on the purpose of supervision, activities of supervision, counselor developmental phases, and compassion fatigue education.

Objectives:

  1. Examine compassion fatigue and how counseling supervisors can educate interns on protective factors
  2. Explore strategies counseling supervisors can use to address compassion fatigue in supervision

Author(s):
Category: JCD Article
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

Prostitute, Drugs, Professor

May 18, 2015 12:00am
Expiration Date: Feb 28, 2021

Identification: ACA281

Credits: None available.

Description:
Dr. Joel Mark Fillmore describes his history as a cross-dressing prostitute, drug addict, and prison inmate to a counselor educator. Along the way he experienced conversion therapy and can discuss it in a way that is both thought-provoking and fresh.


Objectives:

  1. Summarize the basic tenets of Dr. Joel M. Fillmore's podcast
  2. Discuss the controversial practice of conversion or reparative therapy
  3. Provide information on the literature and research of conversion/reparative therapy

Speaker(s):
  • Joel M. Filmore, EdD, Assistant Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Category: Podcast

Treating Domestic Violence

May 18, 2015 12:00am
Expiration Date: Feb 28, 2021

Identification: ACA282

Credits: None available.

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate

Description:
The presenter discusses counseling strategies and tactics for treating survivors of domestic violence. She presents the power and control issues apparent in the abuser/survivor cycle of violence. She gives counselors ideas on how to make your practice more survivor friendly. She goes on to discuss basic questions like: "Why doesn't the victim/survivor leave the abuser."

Objectives:

  1. Summarize the basic tenets of Tali Sadan, M.A., LGPC podcast on Treating Domestic Violence
  2. Discuss counseling strategies and tactics for treating survivors of domestic violence
  3. Provide ideas on how to make your practice more survivor friendly

Author(s):
Category: Podcast

Group Counseling with LGBTQI Persons

May 20, 2015 12:00am
Expiration Date: Feb 28, 2021

Identification: ACA283

Credits: None available.

Description:
Where does sexual/affectual identity and gender expression intersect? The authors discuss terms which may be new to some listeners. Group work appears to be a modality that is effective for LGBTQI persons. The authors discuss why that is the case. Ethical considerations are also discussed, along with the disclosure and “coming out”.

Objectives:

  1. Summarize the basic tenets of the Group Counseling with LGBTQI Persons podcast
  2. Discuss the effectiveness of the Group work modality for LGBTQI persons
  3. Discuss key ethical considerations before conducting group counseling with LGBTQI persons

Author(s):
  • Melissa Luke, PhD, Associate Dean for Research & Dean's Professor, Syracuse University
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Category: Podcast

So, What is Play Therapy and Why Should We Care?

Feb 3, 2016 12:00am

Identification: ACA310

Credits: None available.

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate

Description:

Play therapy is usually used as an intervention approach for working with young children who lack the abstract verbal abilities to articulate their difficulties clearly enough to receive support and assistance from counselors. Play therapy seems to work with children experiencing a broad range of difficulties. It can also be used as a modality to help older children, adolescents, and adults who would benefit from a fun, nonthreatening, creative expressive arts form of therapy.

Objectives:

  1. Examine the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties.
  2. Explore the rationale behind play therapy, the types of clients who are appropriate for play therapy, and different approaches used in play therapy.

Source: Partners in Play: An Adlerian Approach to Play Therapy, third edition by Terry Kottman and Kristin Meany-Walen

Author(s):
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $32.00
Members: $22.00

The Helping Relationship: From Core Dimensions to Brief and Integrative Possibilities, sixth edition

May 2, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: ACA317

Credits: None available.

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate

Description:

This chapter has three purposes. First, it aids the reader in understanding the various factors that affect the helping relationship: definitions and descriptions, stages, core dimensions, strategies, and issues of diversity. Second, because we have asked each of our theory authors to discuss brief approaches as applied to the theory under consideration, we provide our readers with an overview of selected brief approaches, because these approaches, plus the impact of managed care, have precipitated an emphasis on using traditional theories in shorter term counseling. Third, because we know that, after reading this book, readers will have questions about whether to be a purist, in the literal sense of the term, and base all of their work with clients on a single theoretical set or somehow integrate the possibilities for working with clients into a more flexible way of helping, we also provide an overview of integrative counseling. We hope that the information presented in this chapter will not only help readers to understand the dynamics of the helping relationship and their application in both theory-specific and brief approaches but also aid them in incorporating these dynamics into an integrative theoretical approach.

Objectives:

  1. Examine core dimensions, strategies, and issues of diversity that impact the helping relationship
  2. Explore selected brief approaches to counseling
  3. Understand the process of integrative counseling and how counselors can ethically move towards utilizing integrative approaches in clinical practice
  4. Review multicultural considerations for counselors using an integrative approach

Source: Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions, Sixth Edition, edited by David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer

Author(s):
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $60.00
Members: $40.00

Reality Therapy, Choice Theory: What's the Difference?, sixth edition

May 2, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: ACA318

Credits: None available.

Description:

Reality therapy, a practical method based on theory and research, aims to help people take better charge of their lives and fulfill their needs. Choice theory is the theoretical basis for reality therapy and is built on principles that emphasize current motivation for human choices and changes. To help clients make such changes, the counselor focuses on realistic choices, especially those touching on human relationships. The goals of reality therapy are twofold: process goals and outcome goals. The reality therapist helps clients examine their own behavior, evaluate it, and make plans for change. The outcome is more satisfying relationships, increased happiness, and a sense of inner control of their lives.

Objectives:

  1. Distinguish reality therapy from choice theory
  2. Examine major constructs, applications, and efficacy of reality therapy
  3. Explore traditional and current intervention strategies used by reality therapists
  4. Examine ethical and multicultural considerations for counselors using reality therapy

Source: Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions, Sixth Edition, edited by David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer

Author(s):
Category: Book Chapter
Standard: $60.00
Members: $40.00
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