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Culturally Competent Clinical Care and Ethics: BDSM, Kink, and Fetishes in Practice
Presented by Giselle Levin, PsyD
Course: #2201Level: Intermediate2.03 Hours
Working with patients involved in BDSM and kink can seem daunting for many clinicians. This course introduces clinicians to the principles and practices of BDSM and kink, with an emphasis on ethics, safety, and consent. Clinicians will learn to appropriately assess risk, navigate bias and stigma, and employ interventions to support and affirm BDSM, kink, and fetishes.

Culturally Competent Sexual Health Assessment: Best Practices and Ethical Guidelines
Presented by Giselle Levin, PsyD
Course: #2186Level: Intermediate2.02 Hours
This course provides mental health providers with guidelines and ethical considerations for confidently addressing sexual health assessments and counseling patients on safe sexual practices. It covers the 7 P's of sexual health assessment, cultural competency for diverse populations, and practical strategies for promoting sexual health practices and managing sexually transmitted infections.

Artificial Intelligence in Social Work: Ethical Issues and Challenges
Presented by Frederic G. Reamer, PhD
Course: #2094Level: Intermediate1.05 Hours
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly prevalent in social work to conduct risk assessments, assist people in crisis, strengthen prevention efforts, identify systemic biases in the delivery of social services, provide social work education, generate clinical notes, and predict social worker burnout and service outcomes, among other uses. This webinar explores cutting-edge ethical issues facing social workers and relevant ethical standards.

Parent-Child Relationship Assessments: A Review of Ethical Considerations and Assessment Tool Selection
Presented by Karalynn Royster, PsyD
Course: #2189Level: Introductory2.03 Hours
This course supports participants' knowledge in familiarizing and ascertaining practical skills to conduct parent-child relationship evaluations and screening using a blend of informal and formal assessment tools. This knowledge will further empower participants to contribute effectively to the well-being of children, facilitate treatment planning using the dynamics of parent-child relationships, and review ethical considerations for assessing this population. This course focuses on early and middle childhood.

Professional Ethics and Supervision: Laws, Rules, Regulations, and Appropriate Boundaries
Presented by Ryan Kirk, PsyD, MSW, HSPP
Course: #2214Level: Intermediate3.05 Hours
This course explains general ethics for behavioral health clinicians, including laws, rules, and guidelines, with CA state rules/regulations/laws/ethics being highlighted. The course describes what a dual relationship is and what steps to take if a dual relationship has developed. The course identifies appropriate boundaries within professional and patient-practitioner relationships, telehealth standards, considerations for working with substance abuse populations, and explores supervisory standards.

Providing Behavioral Health Treatment to LGBTQ+ Populations: Introductory Ethical and Clinical Considerations
Presented by Andrew Arriaga, PsyD
Course: #2144Level: Introductory1.1 Hours
This course will provide introductory information on key terms, concepts, and empirical findings that will aid in providing effective psychotherapy and behavioral health treatment to LGBTQ+ clients across the lifespan. It will also address unique clinical considerations and potential challenges associated with serving LGBTQ+ communities in behavioral health and psychotherapy settings.

Ethical Interventions in Working with Immigrant and Refugee Clients
Presented by Rachel Singer, PhD
Course: #2139Level: Intermediate2.03 Hours
By the very nature of their flight from hardship, refugees experience high rates of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Recognizing the particular vulnerability of this population, it is imperative that clinicians are adequately prepared to provide ethical and culturally competent treatment using evidence-based interventions. This course will identify potential ethical concerns that may arise in treating this population, and further investigate strategies for mitigating these challenges, and it will further provide an overview of multicultural components for providing clinical support for immigrant, refugee, and asylee clients.

The Development of Infant Motor Skills: Current Research and Ethical Considerations
Presented by Julie Campbell, PhD
Course: #2137Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will introduce participants to concepts related to the development of fine and gross motor skills during infancy. Current research which illustrates the relation between cognitive skills such as language, and motor skills will be explored. Ethical concerns related to the process of conducting research with infants will be explained.

Ethics and Implicit Bias in Health Care: Exploring the Process of Acknowledging, Accepting, and Addressing Implicit Bias
Presented by Susan Holmes-Walker, PhD, RN
Course: #2061Level: Introductory1.02 Hours
Behavior health professionals are not immune from implicit bias. This course aims to support medical and behavioral health providers in acknowledging these biases exist, accepting that they can negatively impact/influence care, and addressing the root causes to prevent them from leading to unempathetic care to the people we provide care. It additionally explores ethical considerations for implicit bias.

The Effects of Social Media Use: A Review of Ethical, Clinical, and Supervisory Considerations
Presented by Ian Bonner, PsyD, Valerie Velarde, PsyD
Course: #2207Level: Introductory2.02 Hours
This two-hour course will provide an introduction to social media, the evolution of its utilities, who engages with social media, and what we currently know about its effects on users. Through empirical findings, we will consider whether excessive social media use can be described as an addiction. Case examples will be used to demonstrate some clinical implications of social media use and how to assess for and discuss a client’s experience of social media. Supervisory and ethical considerations will be explored.

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