Snow White in the Therapy Room
Ethics training can be dull. But this workshop, using The Musical of Snow White as a framework, embodies the idea that when you’re having fun, the learning is deeper. Through hilarious songs that bring to life the “lost” narrative of Snow White’s real clinical issues, attendees will discuss tough ethical dilemmas that inevitably emerge in modern therapy settings. Small- and large-group discussions allow for sharing best practices and as many perspectives as are in the room. This process models how to approach ethical issues in the office: consult, consult, consult. We’ll discuss:
- Relevant ethical issues, such as cellphone use in the office, attraction from or to clients, sleepiness in sessions, and other real-life scenarios
- How to handle tough boundary settings, such as getting timely payment, addressing client tardiness or absence, and needing to refer a client
- How to develop an ethical decision-making model to guide you in gray areas not directly addressed in professional codes
Note: This workshop fulfills many state board requirements for ethics and risk management.
Tova, Rubin, PhD, is in private practice in the DC area. She’s adjunct faculty at George Washington University and a hospice volunteer.