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This is an archived course that is not offered at this time. The description will be updated if presented in the future.
This one-day combines Law and Ethics with Supervision. The six hour course satisfies both the mandated class in Law and Ethics ~ and six-hour update on supervision. It is designed for psychologists, professional counselors and other mental health professions. It would also be of interest to others who hold mentoring roles in helping professions.
The best professional counselors and clinical supervisors continue their own inner work. In keeping with psychodynamic models of treatment and supervision, we will look at our selves both as mentors and as earnest students. Careful tending of boundaries is crucial for ethical conduct and comfortable risk management. We will review key issues in the APA and other codes of ethics to reflect on our own personal systems for managing difficult situations.
Discussion will draw on the relationship between the young orpan Anne of Green Gables and her mentors, including the thoughtful teacher, Miss Muriel Stacy. It is through this mentoring experience that Anne is able to cope with hardship and develop her strengths. The scenes are useful studies of challenges faced by professional counselors and supervisors in supporting trainees and clients. Like Miss Stacy, we help bring our protégés along in the work of claiming a larger identity.
Our understanding of the ethical and legal demands improves as we explain them to others. This course is aimed primarily at mental health professions. Many of the principles can also be applied to supervision and mentoring in other situations. Training in other helping professions includes many of the same concerns. By combining two important topics, we hope to find a synergy of insight into how to make legal and ethical frameworks serve us, and those we help, supervise, and mentor.
Describe how integrity develops over the lifespan
Recognizing core ethics of supervision as mentoring
Acknowledging unconscious aspects of the collaboration
Explain the process of making ethical decisions
Model authenticity as risk management
Demonstrate how reflective practices support reliability
This seminar is designed to advance the skills of practicing doctoral-level psychologists. Presentations cover updates on clinical expertise. The day is also useful to other mental health practitioners and to certain helping professions, such as physicians, clergy, and educators with mental health counseling responsibilities.
The material is presented at an introductory level for psychologists, requiring no background in mythic studies, narrative theory, or Jungian psychology. No advance preparation is necessary. However, participants are provided with a recommended reading list as part of their class materials.
The following CE credits are available:
Psychology, MFT, LCSW, NBCC : 6 CE hours
Nursing : 7 hours
This course meets:
Six Law and Ethics hours for Psychologists, MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs
All 6 hours of Supervision Training required for MFTs, and LCSWs who supervise MFT interns
All 6 hours of Supervision Training required for California Psychologists
All 6 hours of Supervision Training required for California health professionals who supervise LPCC interns
6 hours toward the 15 hours of Supervision Training required for LCSWs and MFTs who supervise ASWs
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Jonathan Young, PhD is a psychologist (PSY10231) who consults with organizational leaders and arts professionals. He teaches at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, where he created and chaired the unique doctoral level department of mythological studies. His books and articles focus on personal mythology. His background includes assisting mythologist Joseph Campbell at seminars and serving as founding curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives and Library. Dr Young is contributing producer and featured commentator on the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens television series.
Anne Bach, M.S., MFT 38891 is a specialist in uses of writing in psychotherapy. She gives presentations on creativity as inner work at major conferences, and lectures widely on psychological dimensions of expressive writing. Her clinical background includes poetry therapy with seriously mentally ill patients.
Dr. Young also gives frequent media interviews, public talks, workshops, and in-service trainings throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Checking-in begins at 9:30 a.m. - Seminar 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Review of APA and other professional codes of ethics
- Being a role model to help protégés develop skills
- Psychodynamic models of supervision
- Professional literature on supervision as mentoring
- On your own, please return on time
- Using reflective practices to maintain core values
- Effective record-keeping to minimize exposure
- Best strategies to avoid malpractice suits
- Dealing with duty-to-warn issues
- Stress management to reduce liability
- Acknowledging progress and fulfilling requirements
Becker Christina (2004) The Heart of the Matter: Individuation as an Ethical Process. Wilmette, IL: Chiron Publications
Beebe, John (1992) Integrity in Depth. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press
Guggenbuhl-Craig, Adolf (2000) Power in the Helping Professions. Putnam, CT: Spring Publications
Hollis, James (2008) Why Good People Do Bad Things: Understanding Our Darker Selves New York: Avery
Johnson, W. Brad and Charles R. Ridley. (2004) The Elements of Mentoring. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Kugler, Paul (Ed.) (1996) Jungian Perspectives on Clinical Supervision. Zurich: Daimon
Neumann, Erich. (1969) Depth Psychology and a New Ethic. New York: Harper
Pipher, Mary (2003) Letters to a Young Therapist (Art of Mentoring) New York: Basic Books
Young, Jonathan (1996) Saga - Best New Writings on Mythology Vol. 1. Ashland, OR: White Cloud Press
Young, Jonathan (2000) Saga - Best New Writings on Mythology Vol. 2. Ashland, OR: White Cloud Press