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Confidentiality and Consent with Minors and Families: Tackling the Complicated Issues – Cleveland

June 7, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

| $89

3 Continuing Education hours. MEETS ETHICS REQUIREMENT.

Description: Questions about managing confidentiality and consent responsibly with minor clients, others unable to give informed consent, or with families is a common worry of therapists. Trust is the cornerstone of therapy, but what happens to trust when other individuals seek or have access to client disclosures? Recent Board rule changes will also be reviewed. This workshop provides practical models for ethical responses in these situations, based on the ethical standards of the professions and the work of ethics scholars. Numerous case examples will be provided.

Instructor: Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel, Ph.D. Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel, Ph.D., Training Co-Director in Counseling Psychology and Professor at Cleveland State University, has been teaching graduate students in counseling and counseling psychology for more than 30 years. Dr. Welfel has authored numerous articles on the ethics of professional practice and her book, Ethics in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Standards, Research and Emerging Issues, is in its fifth edition. Along with Dr. Elliott Ingersoll, she has co-edited the Mental Health Desk Reference. Her other books include The Counseling Process (with Patterson) and Using Test Data in Clinical Practice (with MacCluskie and Toman). She has co-edited an APA Press book entitled, The Duty to Protect: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Considerations for Mental Health Professionals. She has conducted numerous continuing education programs on professional ethics. Dr. Welfel received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1979 and has been a licensed psychologist in Ohio since 1986.

Registration deadline: June 4, 2013



June 7, 2013
9:00 am - 12:15 pm


Cleveland State University, 191 Julka Hall
Euclid Avenue, east of E. 24th St.
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
(216) 687-3867


Cleveland State University
(216) 687-3867