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Ethical Practice and Self-Care: Emerging Stronger from Challenging Times


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

Average Rating:
   563
Categories:
Boundaries & Ethics |  Mindfulness, Self-care |  Professional Development
Trainer:
Lisa Prefontaine, LMHC
Course Levels:
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
Duration:
3 hours

Dates



Description

Course Format

Live interactive webinar: Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion by unmuting and directly asking questions or through the chat feature in Zoom. 


Discounts are not eligible for this training.

Challenging times is an understatement given the state of world health and social issues since the start of the pandemic. Helping professionals have faced unique challenges, unprecedented levels of stress (personally and professionally), and have had to change their practice in many ways. Despite having to pivot in these challenging times, it is essential that ethical decision making must be at the forefront.

This workshop will provide a perspective of maintaining healthy boundaries, setting clear treatment frames and expectations for treatment, and how to use colleagues and supervisory support during this difficult time while implementing an appropriate ethical decision-making process. It will also identify the unique challenges of the last several years, with a reflective journey on collective trauma and all our trauma responses. Best practice techniques for ethical decision-making while working with trauma will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine common ethical dilemmas.
  2. Identify how collective trauma affects a person in a helping profession role, re-defining compassion fatigue during this time of social unrest and pandemic changes.
  3. Discuss the potential impact of compassion fatigue/trauma response mode on burn out and therapeutic dynamics, and effective ethical practice.

Research: Research information about this program can be found on the following websites:

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, and other interested individuals.

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


Registration

Registration open until: 10/25/23


CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


NYSED LMHC CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3 


NYSED LMFT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3 


NYSED LCAT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3 


NYSED PSY CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3 


ASWB ACE approved continuing education

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, #1773, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/23/2022 - 02/23/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 3 hours for CPP & CPS Initial Hours in Section 3; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal Hours. 


NYSED Required Boundaries Hours

This course includes 3 content hours that meets the NYSED requirement for boundaries continuing education for social workers (LMSW/LCSW), mental health professionals (LMHC, LMFT, LCAT), and Psychologists (PSY).

Please Note:
This training MAY NOT qualify for ethics or boundaries requirements outside of NYS, check with your state board for more details. 

This training DOES NOT meet the additional state specific ethics requirement for NYS Psychologists.



Handouts

Trainer

Lisa Prefontaine, LMHC's Profile

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Lisa Prefontaine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, working in the Mental Health field for over 18 years. After working for 13 years at a local Behavioral Health Agency, the last 5 years as Clinical Director of Mental Health Services, Lisa is currently in full time private practice. She does individual therapy with adolescents and adults, as well as consultation for private practitioners and EMDR trained therapists, and is a trainer on various clinical topics. Lisa has maintained a private practice for 11 years and began using online services for self-pay in 2011. She continues to do online sessions and consultations.


Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).
- Speakers/headphones/earbuds OR access to a phone to call in to the Zoom room.


Strongly Encouraged Hardware
- Webcam or mobile device with a camera for interacting in course activities.


Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)

Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Online Course Access

Upon successful registration of the course you will be able to access the course materials. 

How do I test my system / access the online training?

To access the program, please log into your account. Please plan to log in 10 minutes prior to the start time. Click on the Launch Viewer button next to your program title to confirm you can see video and hear audio. You will enter the room with your microphone muted and your camera off. For the best experience, please leave these settings as is unless instructed otherwise. 

How do I access the course materials

To download course materials, log into your account. Under the seminar name click on the Handouts button.

For some trainings, the course handouts may not be available until the morning of the program.

Completion Requirements

No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

Live Online Completion Requirements 

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.

Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal. 

- Attend the entire course.  Zoom attendance is used to verify viewing requirements. Zoom can take up to 48 hours to confirm attendance. Participation in small group activities is required.

- Document participation codes and respond to poll questions. Single letter participation codes will be displayed throughout the training. Participants must input the codes in the orange "Evaluation & Certificate" button. Participants must record at least 75% of the codes correctly and participate in at least 75% of the polls.

-  After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.

The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon completion of all course requirements. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account. 

Agenda

Ethical Practice Overview

Challenging Times

Journey in Pictures

Discussion

Break

Self Awareness

Self Assessment

Maintaining Ethical Frame

Wrap up/questions

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy:

Live (In-Person, Online, and Hybrid) Trainings

The cancellation and refund policy below applies to individual courses. If you purchased multiple courses at one time they may be subject to individual processing fees. Participants can make payment or refund inquiries by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone 716-829-5844 or by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu. Standard business hours for the Office of Continuing Education are Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm. Any requests made outside of these days and times will default to the next business day.

Up to 3 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $5 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $5 processing fee OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $15 processing fee 
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued
  • Visit ubswce.ce21.com and refer to the "CEs/Contact Hours" tab on the respective training page to confirm the number of approved CEs/Contact Hours.

*There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules that will be stated in the workshop description.

Gift Cards

Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. 

Loyalty Reward Points

  • Participants who request a refund will forfeit any Loyalty Reward Points they may have received from that purchase.
  • Participants who request a refund on a purchase paid for with Loyalty Reward Points will have those rewards credited back to their account within 5 business days of the refund being processed.

Substitute Attendance

If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Check Refund

Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 4 weeks to process.

UB Cancelled Trainings

  • If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full.
  • Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed trainings and workshops may still be taking place.
  • Please contact the Office of Continuing Education at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or 716-829-5841 if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held.

Additional questions and support?

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841.