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CPDDU-0079 – Ethical Challenges in Child and Adolescent Therapy (CPDDU-0079_ETHIC)

Ethical Challenges in Child and Adolescent Therapy

How do we practice safely when facing ethical challenges in working with children and adolescents? This course will discuss ways to prevent impasses in responding to the following kinds of issues: working with parents while preserving the child's privacy, understanding our feelings and reactions to children and their parents, and problems in supervision or consultation. Students in this course will have the opportunity to explore and discuss these and other clinical dilemmas.

Course Topics and Learning Outcomes
Beginning Child Therapy: How to Establish the Therapeutic Frame
  • Describe five aspects of the therapeutic frame in child and adolescent therapy
  • Identify at least one way you can discuss the frame with the child and his or her family
  • Consider your feelings about the adolescent patient’s sexual impulses towards you and develop a method of responding to them
Ethical Issues in Parent and Family Work
  • Describe and define the concepts of confidentiality, privacy, and secrecy.
  • Discuss at least one way of explaining a child’s issues to his or her parents while protecting the child’s clinical material.
  • Provide one example of how you might respond to family secrets.
Ethical Issues in Supervision
  • Describe at least one ethical issue in supervision.
  • Propose one way to respond when a supervisee has an ethical issue with a supervisor.
  • Provide one example of how the supervisory relationship may affect a supervisee’s clinical work.
Other Common Pitfalls for the Therapist
  • Describe at least one legal issue that may arise in child therapy.
  • Discuss at least one issue with the use of technology in therapy.
  • Provide an example of how to handle requests for information from schools or insurance companies while considering confidentiality.
This course offers 8 CE hours

Four sessions
Wednesday, October 14, 21, 28; November 4 br>7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Live Online via Zoom

Cost: $250
Discounts (use code when registering):
DU Affiliates (alumni, faculty, staff): 10% off - code: CPDPS10
Students: 15% off - code: CPDPS15

Recommended Reading: You may purchase the following book as an ebook or in print from your favorite bookseller. Schmukler, A.G., Atkeson, P.G., Keable, H., & Dahl, E.K. (2012). Ethical Practice in Child and Adolescent Analysis and Psychotherapy. New York: Jason Aronson.

Shoshana Shapiro Adler, PhD.
, is a child and adult analyst and licensed psychologist, and treats children, adolescents and adults in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. She is on the faculty of the Denver Psychoanalytic Institute as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She has special expertise in clinical supervision with over 25 years of clinical and supervisory experience.

This program is approved for 8 hours of continuing education. The University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GSPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 30Waitlist Places Left: 0Fee: $250


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