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Ethical Considerations in Play Therapy

Presenter: Carrie Kochel, LCPC, NCC, RPT (Candidate)

Date: Friday September 13th, 2019

Time: 9am-4:30pm

CEU’s: 6 Category 1

Cost: $125.00

Course Description:

This workshop will provide training related to common ethical dilemmas and professional boundary concerns faced by clinical providers using play therapy mediums. This workshop will explore Kitchener’s five moral principals that provide an outline for various human service professional’s codes of ethics (social workers, counselors) with special focus on examining how the association for Play Therapy’s Best Practices align with these key elements. Participants will explore how to apply an established decision-making model to confront common ethical concerns that arise in play therapy scenarios such as situations involving touch, dual roles, confidentiality/mandated reporting, and access to a child’s therapy notes/records.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe Kitchener’s Five Moral Principles

  2. Identify key principles outlined in the Association for Play Therapy’s Best Practices

  3. Define the ETHICS Model of decision-making

  4. Identify common areas of ethical concern when working with children, adolescents, and their families in play therapy and other clinical settings

  5. Demonstrate the application of ethical principles using play therapy case senarios

  6. Role-play appropriate boundary setting skills