Legal, Ethical and Forensic Issues in Sex Therapy Part 2

  • Instructor: Stuart Leviton

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.

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Price

Plan Name Price
This workshop: $ 245.00

Instructor

Stuart Leviton

Stuart Leviton is a graduate of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an honors graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He is a long-time member of the California Bar. He has practiced in business advice and counsel and civil litigation for nearly 25 years.

He has over 40 years of business experience, starting in his formative years in his family’s men’s clothing store, and proceeding thereafter as a union member, employee, consultant, attorney, business advisor, and small business owner. In addition to his professional activities, he sits on the Boards of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, and the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition. Formerly, he was Vice-Chair of the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, Chair of the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, and a lecturer in Business Law and Ethics at the American Jewish University.

His ultimate takeaway from his extensive professional and service experience: Stop asking for advice. Instead, focus on understanding the potential consequences of the choices one makes. Ask the right questions, get good answers, and carefully weigh and understand the possible outcomes.

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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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