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This one-day combines Law and Ethics and Supervision. The six hour course satisfies both the mandated class in Law and Ethics ~ and six-hour update on supervision. It would be of interest to anyone who finds themselves in a mentoring role. Virtually all work in the helping professions includes guidance or coaching, so this material has wide applications.
The best healers continue their own inner work. We will look at our selves both as mentors and as earnest students. Careful tending of boundaries is crucial for ethical professional conduct and comfortable risk management. We will review key issues and reflect on our own personal systems for managing difficult situations.
Discussion will draw on the relationship between budding wizard Harry Potter and his teachers, Albus Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall. The adventures are useful studies of challenges faced by trainees, clients, and ourselves. Like Harry, we all need to find courage, allies, and guides in the task of discovering our true selves. To rise to the destiny implied in our own life stories, we must learn our share of magic. The wizardry may be leadership or creativity but the contribution can be powerful in the lives we impact. The tales demonstrates the task of identifying the unique qualities of a protégé.
We are sobered by the mayhem caused by the sorcerer’s apprentice. As we caution our trainees about the moral and ethical considerations, we have to factor in inexperience and ignorance. Rebellious responses to regulatory frameworks many stem less from character flaws than lack of information about why rules have come into existence. Our understanding of the ethical and legal demands improves as we explain them to our protégés. This course is of use for those outside mental health professions. The principles can be broadly applied to mentoring in many situations. Certainly training in other lines of work includes many of the same concerns. By combining two important topics, we hope to find a synergy of insight into how legal and ethical frameworks serve us, and those we mentor.
Describe how integrity develops over the lifespan
Recognizing core ethics of 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 taught at the introductory level and requires no advance preparation. However, participants are provided with a recommended reading list as part of their class materials.
The material is presented at an introductory level, requiring no background in mythic studies, narrative theory, or Jungian psychology.
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 creative artists, especially filmmakers. As a professor, he created and chaired the doctoral level department of mythological studies at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. 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.
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.
- Being a role model to help protégés develop skills
- Self-monitoring as effective risk management
- Cultivating reliability and avoiding legal problems
- Demonstrating integrity in Depth
- 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
Huang, Chungliang Al and Jerry Lynch.(1999) Tao Mentoring: Cultivate Collaborative Relationships in All Areas of Your Life. New York: Da Capo Press
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