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Ellen Stein, PhD


Can of Worms 2.0:
Law & ethics with couples, kids & families

Saturday March 2, 2019
9:00 - 4:00       $165/$140 until 2/8/19      6 CE hours
APA Level - Beginning-Advanced



We’re bringing you another enlightening and entertaining ethics training with the latest information you need to know!

Working with couples and families, even the best clinicians are challenged to effectively navigate sticky ethical issues and ever-changing California laws. This unique workshop, focusing on couples and family therapy, offers an opportunity to examine common clinical/ethical/legal dilemmas which often arise when treating more than one person:

WHO is the client?
CONFIDENTIALITY—keeping secrets or not? Seeing partners both individually & conjointly?
TREATING CHILDREN and sharing information with parents? If divorced?
HIGH–CONFLICT divorce & remarriage cases—dealing with ex-spouses, attorneys & children
SUBPOENAS in divorce & custody cases
REPORTING abuse & maintaining a therapeutic alliance?
THE NEW TARASOFF WARNING—what exactly is it?
TELEHEALTH—risks of using Skype, email & text messaging
BOUNDARY VIOLATIONS—what are they & what are the risks?

Dr. Stein’s seminars are known for her outstanding interweaving of valuable training with an entertaining and engaging style. The relevant use of case examples, audience participation, and a fun exploration of content all contribute to a stimulating refresher we all need.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Define the implications of various confidentiality policies
  • Establish effective informed consent for couples, family & individual treatmentt
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in families experiencing divorce and high conflict
  • Effectively use correct legal & ethical guidelines to conduct your practice

Ellen Stein, PhD is a forensic & clinical psychologist in San Diego. She’s a former Adjunct Professor of Law/Ethics with Alliant International University as well as the University of San Diego. With a clinical practice which focuses on adolescents and adults, Dr. Stein also specializes in forensic consultation and expert witness testimony in civil, criminal, and military courts. She served on the CPA Ethics Committee for years and is also a Court Appointed Expert for the Superior Court of California. Dr. Stein serves on the California BOP Enforcement Program, as an Expert Reviewer.