Legal, Ethical and Forensic Issues in Sex Therapy Part 1

  • Instructor: Dr. Carol Clark

Description

This course will review the Codes of Ethics of several organizations, including ATSA and AASECT. It will cover the basics of Ethical Decision Making and ethical questions related to specific areas, such as conversion therapy. Students will learn how therapists and psychologists come to violate the laws regarding sexual relationships with patients and be able to clearly differentiate between the therapist-patient relationship and the forensic arena and understand the boundaries of each. The course will also focus on forensic assessment and testifying in court.

Objectives

  • Apply the principles of Ethical Decision Making to a variety of cases.
  • Recognize factors regarding child sexual abuse and assess reporting requirements.
  • Adhere to and implement the AASECT Code of Ethics to practice.
  • Evaluate and employ ethical guidelines in sex research.
  • Compare and contrast ethical and unethical child interview techniques.
  • Differentiate between a forensic evaluation and a psycho-sexual assessment for treatment purposes.
  • Describe the court testimonial process.
  • Critique child assessment protocols.
  • Discuss the ethical and legal implications of sexual surrogacy.
  • Identify the ethical considerations of e-counseling.

Requirements

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Price

Plan Name Price
This workshop: $ 245.00

Instructor

Dr. Carol Clark

Dr. Carol Clark graduated from Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) in 1990 with a Master's degree in Counseling. She moved to Miami and, after attaining her license, became a Certified Addictions Professional through the Florida Certification Board. She then attended the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists and the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, thereby earning a doctoral degree and the right to the title of Sex Therapist. She is a Board Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), the American Board of Sexology (ABS), and the Therapist Certification Association (TCA). She taught Human Sexuality, Group Counseling, and Substance Abuse Counseling for 18 years at Carlos Albizu University in Miami and opened her own institutes of Addictions Therapy, Sex Therapy, and Transgender Care before launching the International Institute of Clinical Sexology. She is the author of Addict America: The Lost Connection, a valuable resource for both clinicians and the general public, as it explores the overall addictive manner in which we live our lives and how that disconnects us from ourselves, our relationships, and our spiritual lives.

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This course will review the Codes of Ethics of several organizations, including ATSA and AASECT. It will cover the basics of Ethical Decision Making and ethical questions related to specific areas, such as conversion therapy. Students will learn how therapists and psychologists come to violate the laws regarding sexual relationships with patients and be able to clearly differentiate between the therapist-patient relationship and the forensic arena and understand the boundaries of each. The course will also focus on forensic assessment and testifying in court.

Objectives

  • Apply the principles of Ethical Decision Making to a variety of cases.
  • Recognize factors regarding child sexual abuse and assess reporting requirements.
  • Adhere to and implement the AASECT Code of Ethics to practice.
  • Evaluate and employ ethical guidelines in sex research.
  • Compare and contrast ethical and unethical child interview techniques.
  • Differentiate between a forensic evaluation and a psycho-sexual assessment for treatment purposes.
  • Describe the court testimonial process.
  • Critique child assessment protocols.
  • Discuss the ethical and legal implications of sexual surrogacy.
  • Identify the ethical considerations of e-counseling.

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