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Presenter: Dr. Avrum Weiss
CEUs: Category 1 | 3.0 (Ethics Credit)
Psychotherapists are trained to maintain therapeutic relationships that are objective. Professional codes of ethics sanction therapists for engaging in professional relationships that are too personal. In contrast, research suggests that most therapeutic failures are attributable to relationships that are not personal enough rather than relationships that are too personal.
This workshop will present a more personal, mutually subjective model for the therapeutic relationship that harkens back to the earliest roots of psychotherapy, a model that reminds us that the primary purpose of interpersonal boundaries is to facilitate connection rather than maintain distance. Ethical implications of this model will be discussed.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
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