What Happens in Therapy, Stays in Therapy. Unless…Exploring the Ethics of Confidentiality

Topics: Ethics, Confidentiality, Legal

Audience: Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)

3 CE Hours
$99.99 $59.99
What Happens in Therapy, Stays in Therapy. Unless…Exploring the Ethics of Confidentiality On-demand Course
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Kathryn S. Krase

Child Legal Advocate

Kathryn Krase is a social worker, lawyer, researcher, educator, and expert on professional ethics. She has significant experience as a family law practitioner, social work supervisor, along with more than 20 years of experience in faculty and administrative roles in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level social work programs in and around New York City.  Dr. Krase is the Principal Consultant for Krase Consulting, in Brooklyn, New York, where she focuses on educating mental and physical health professionals on their general legal and ethical obligations.   

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Course Overview

Via recorded webinar
Course Description:
Course awards 3 CE Ethics per COMAR 10.42.06

What do I do when a client tells me they’ve contemplated committing suicide? Who do I contact when I’m worried a client is going to hurt someone? Will I get in trouble if I talk about my clients outside of work?

This course brings real-world context to ethical concerns related to confidentiality, often experienced by professionals in practice. We’ll explore the goals and limits of confidentiality through an analysis of ethical and legal complications. This course will provide a framework to contemplate ethical dilemmas and make informed decisions that insulate professionals from legal liability while protecting clients from harm.

Note: All New York State licensees are responsible for complying with New York State laws, rules and regulations. Learn more at https://www.op.nysed.gov/professions/psychology/laws-rules-regulations
Original recording date: July 11, 2023 Length: 180 Minutes
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Recall the ethical obligation to keep client information confidential.
  • Understand the legal obligation to keep client information confidential.
  • Recall at least 2 ways to discuss with clients confidentiality and legal obligations so that clients can make an educated decision when sharing information with the professional.
  • Understand how to respond to ethical, legal, and moral conundrums faced when considering whether or not to breach client confidentiality.
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    American Counseling Association. (2014). 2014 ACA code of ethics.https://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2014-code-of-ethics-finaladdress.pdf

    Bryan, V., Sanders, S., & Kaplan, L. (2016). The helping professional’s guide to ethics:A new perspective. Lyceum Books.

    Lustgarten, S. D., Garrison, Y. L., Sinnard, M. T., & Flynn, A. W. (2020). Digital privacyin mental healthcare: current issues and recommendations for technology use.Current Opinion in Psychology, 36, 25-31.

    Muller, L. S., & Fink-Samnick, E. (2019). Duty to warn 4.0. Professional Case Management, 24(3), 160-164.

    National Association of Social Workers. (2020). NASW code of ethics.https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English

    Pozgar, G. D. (2005). Legal and ethical issues for health professionals. Boston: Jonesand Bartlett Publishers.

    Wortzel, H. S., Borges, L. M., Barnes, S. M., Nazem, S., McGarity, S., Clark, K., ... &

    Matarazzo, B. B. (2020). Therapeutic risk management for violence: clinical riskassessment. Journal of Psychiatric Practice®, 26(4), 313-319.

    CE Details:
    3 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)

    Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569, for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167 and for psychologists #PSY-0236. Note: Note: This course provides 3 contact hour(s) self-study credits. 

    Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.

    ASWB ACE Approved
    Core Wellness LLC, #1745, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Core Wellness LLC, #1745 maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2020 to 05/18/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education credits (recorded webinar).

    NBCC ACEP Approved
    Core Wellness, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7094. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Core Wellness, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    APA Approved
    Core Wellness, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Core Wellness, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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    Time Zone and Currency
    All times listed are EST (New York time); All prices are in USD.

    Passing Score and Retest Policy:
    Completing the video and achieving a posttest score of 80% or above is required to receive CE award. Open material permitted and one can retest unlimited times. Upon passing, we will email you a completion certificate within one business day. If failed, we will email you a retest in the same timeframe.

    Cancellation, Policies and Refunds:
    Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who successfully complete the course and pass the posttest. Registration is open indefinitely. Recordings, handouts and completion certificates are accessible for a guaranteed one year as long as your account is active. Full refund or equal exchange up to 14 days of purchase if you are not satisfied as long as a completion certificate was not issued. For further details, please see the FAQ section or contact us.

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    Financial Declarations:
    The presenter and Core Wellness hereby declare that no conflict of interest, competing interest, or commercial support for the CE program are present. Presenter receives compensation for program delivery and sales as well as sales of his/her personal books and products.

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    What Happens in Therapy, Stays in Therapy. Unless…Exploring the Ethics of Confidentiality

    What Happens in Therapy, Stays in Therapy. Unless…Exploring the Ethics of Confidentiality

    Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT)



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    Core Wellness Reviews

    Recorded Participant

    Some of the information was a good refresher, but I learned a great deal about ethics! Did not expect to learn so much!! Usually I leave an ethics course and think it's so basic. Kathryn presented the material in a very clear, understandable way. Greatly appreciate that Kathryn is able to present from her legal and her mental health background. Able to take the information and use it in my practice!

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    Recorded Participant

    She is a well informed and an engaging speaker.

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    Yiscah Baldinger, LMSW

    I have always struggled to find ethics courses that are interesting and also cover the requirement social workers need to renew their license. I was pleasantly surprised with this one! It was very interesting, interactive, kept my attention and I learned many new things. Highly recommend.

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    Yiscah Baldinger, LMSW
    Kristin Milne-Glasser, LCADC, MAC

    This training should be a must-do for all therapists to update and clarify understanding the differences between legal and ethical obligations of sharing protected information, as well as the boundaries necessary and reasons for the boundaries about use of social media with clients.

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    Kristin Milne-Glasser, LCADC, MAC
    Live Participant

    Great training. Kathryn Krase was very knowledgeable and I highly recommend her trainings.

    Live Participant
    Live Participant

    Dr. Krase's ethics workshop was engaging and informative. She shared real-world experiences and readily translated complex legal issues into easily understandable information.

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    Live Participant
    Madison Resnick, LCSW-C

    The presenter was extremely knowledgeable regarding the topic. I appreciated her background as a social worker and an attorney. Her scope of practice allowed for the presentation to include a diverse lens of ethics.

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    Madison Resnick, LCSW-C

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