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Ethical-Moral Junction in Psychotherapy and Mental Health Services

Sunday February 11, 2024

Sign In: 9:30 AM
9:30 to 10:15 Introductions & Networking
10:15 AM to 12:15 PM Presentation

Ofer Zur, Ph.D.


Please, join us for two hours of live webinar continuing education class on Law & Ethics. Dr. Zur presents on following important questions:

  • Is it Ethical or Moral to bring about…
  • Clients’ deaths in the ‘next’ battle?
  • Execution of death-row inmates?
  • Torture of ‘war’ prisoners?
  • Racially based pathological diagnoses?
  • Denial of civil liberties for sex offenders?
  • Deportation of immigrants from US?
  • Denial of lifesaving organ transplants to ‘receivers’?
  • Increased prisoners’ risk for abuse or death?
  • Increased probability of patients’ suicides?
  • Denying peoples· wish for ‘End of Life’ option?
  • Denying help for women patients seeking abortions?

The Learning Objectives are that by attending this class participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of context as it applies to the standard of care
  • Identify 3 moral junctions that therapists may face in their line of work
  • Define at least 2 competing concerns that therapists may face when deciding to recommend involuntary hospitalization for suicidal clients
  • Discuss ethical concerns in regard to diagnosing African American clients

Ofer Zur, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, instructor as well as forensic expert witness and ethics consultant. He was the founder of Zur Institute, back in 2000, an online continuing education platform for mental health professionals. He authored and co-authored 5 books, including “Boundaries in Psychotherapy” (Published by APA) and “Multiple Relationships in Psychotherapy and Counseling: Unavoidable, Common, and Mandatory Dual Relations in Therapy” and published over 100 articles on ethics and related topics. He has been teaching in the U.S. and abroad on topics related to ethics, critical thinking, therapeutic boundaries, the psychology of victims, gender and war. Dr. Zur is am APA Div 42 fellow and in 2021 he received authorization from the Minnesota Supreme Court to prepare an amicus brief regarding the standard of care for psychotherapy and counseling.

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*

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