Ethical Practices that Enhance Engagement and Outcomes: LIVE WEBINAR

18 Apr 2024

Integrating ethical practice standards with statutes, regulations, and best practice applications to achieve a collaborative therapeutic alliance will make therapy and counseling more rewarding for both clients and practitioners. Intended for 21 st Century Alcohol and Drug, MFT, CPC, and LCSW interns, supervisors, and seasoned clinicians, this workshop will reach beyond barebones ethics to describe and illustrate how the merger of ethical standards and modern-day best practices can contribute significantly to enhanced outcomes. Content will include clarification of mandated reporting requirements; ideas for engaging and motivating skeptical, challenging, court ordered or coerced clients; applications to create and strengthen the client alliance, expand possibilities, and improve outcomes; insights regarding clinical model research and how to determine “what works for that client in front of you; the importance of informed consent standards; and the process of building a collaborative alliance with clients. Scenarios to illustrate legal and ethical breaches involving supervisors, clinicians, and interns will be read and processed. Summaries of client stories will help to illustrate “best practice” ideas.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, participants will:

  • have knowledge of laws, regulations, and ethics in clinical practice;

  • understand best practice strategies to engage and enhance client cooperation and outcomes;

  • be familiar with mandated reporting requirements, exceptions, and recent changes in laws, ethics, and regulations;

  • acquire client centered tools and strategies important for successful outcomes with diverse populations;

  • possess strategies to successfully engage and motivate clients who are skeptical, court ordered, or coerced to attend therapy;

  • have an awareness of several issues from Board of Examiners’ investigations concerning common legal and ethical breaches by interns, clinicians and supervisors;

  • have gained a clear understanding of legal and ethical duties regarding supervision and boundaries with interns.

  • have a greater awareness of clinical model research and defining what works for that client in front of them;

  • be more inclusive when preparing informed consent documents;

  • recognize the importance of and practice collaboration with clients.

Presented by: Saul A. Singer, LMFT, LCADC, AADC

Saul A. Singer, LMFT, LCADC, AADC, has worked for five decades as a behavioral health and addiction professional providing therapy, consultation, continuing education, college instruction, and clinical supervision in private practice and for community agencies and treatment programs. Author of Brief Therapy for Clients with Challenging or Unique Issues: A Clinician’s Guide to Enhancing Outcomes, a 2023 internationally published book that weaves together the stories of courageous clients and offers innovative tools that empower and motivate even the most reluctant clients to engage and identify solutions that fit for them.

Continuing Education Units: 4 CEUs

This training is approved for continuing education by the boards listed here.*

*CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT.


Date Thu, Apr 18 9:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Thu, Apr 18 1:15 pm GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Wed, Jan 3 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Capacity 250
Spots Available 201
Cut Off Date Fri, Apr 19 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price $80.00 Regular
$76.00 Licensed Behavioral Health Professional
$64.00 Certified Parapro
$40.00 Student/Intern/Retired
$80 201
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