Home Office, Online CE CEUs for psychologists, MFTs, psychotherapists
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Home Office

1 CE Credits/Hours - Online Course - $19.00

Developed by Nola Nordmarken, MFT

Course fulfills, fully or in part, the Ethics & Law requirements for psychologists in CA and for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and addiction counselors in other states. Verify requirements with your state board.
Course may qualify for insurance discount. Check with your insurer.

Course not approved by New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work for SWs.

This course includes materials consisting of:

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General Course Description

This intermediate level course looks critically at clinical, personal and familial complications and boundary challenges that are unique to the psychotherapy home office setting. It reviews the definition and history of self-disclosure and highlights those elements that are particularly relevant to this type of practice setting. Issues of safety will be considered including client suitability and screening practices. Factors affecting therapist and family well-being related to the development of work-family integration systems will be considered. Ethical considerations including guidelines relative to the major professional organizations codes of ethics and standard of care will be included, as well as issues related to boundary issues, risk management, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality. Benefits and burdens for the therapist will be considered as well as information regarding licenses, taxes and insurance.

Educational Objectives

This course will teach psychotherapists to:

1.    Discuss the predominant concerns related to psychotherapy home office practice.

2.    Review the history of home based practices.

3.    Describe safety and screening recommendations.

4.    Define guidelines for creating work-family integration systems.

5.    Discuss ethical considerations regarding home office.

6.    List the benefits and burdens for therapists who work from their home.

7.    Review the business concerns regarding home office.

Course Syllabus

  • History of home based psychotherapy
  • General history of self-disclosure
  • Self-disclosure relative to home practice
  • Aspects of non-verbal self-disclosure in the home office setting
  • Safety issues
  • Screening for client suitability
  • Preparing clients for home office psychotherapy
  • Creating work-family integration systems to achieve balance by managing time, places and people
  • Ethical considerations
  • Standard of care
  • Boundary crossing versus boundary violation
  • Benefits and burdens for therapists regarding license, taxes and insurance
  • Summary and guidelines
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