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Dr. Zur’s Numerous past Workshops & Seminars and Lectures, Conferences, Keynotes & invited Addresses

To invite Dr. Zur to present a lecture or a workshop on Ethics and Boundaries or a keynote for your organization on Seeing Ourselves on the Silver Screen: Therapists as Viewed in the Movies, click here.

Live Seminars

 

Upcoming and Recent (2021) Webinars & Presentations by Dr. Zur

DateSponsering Org.# of CETitle
3/10/21Therapist ToolBoox-Protect your license
3/19/21Zur Institiute2Ethics 2021
5/7/21RE-CAMFT2Protect your license
5/18/21Univ. of New Mexico1Standard of care
6/1-2/21LADMH6Ethics and boundaries
6/18/21GoodTherapy2Protect your license
6/29/21SE International-Don't sabotage your License & Corona Age Ethics
7/16/21Cascadia Training3Protect your License & Pandemic Ethics
8/13/21GoodTherapy1Psychotherapy Myths
8/15/21Redwood Psych. Ass.2Protect your license & Pandemic Ethics
9/25/21Cascadia Training2Psychotherapy Myths & Faulty Beliefs
10/2/21Wright Institute223 Ways to Protect Your License
10/12/21Somatic Experiencing-Psychotherapy Myths
10/23/21LA-CPA2Protect Your License
3/20/22LA-CAMFT6SOC: Ethical, Clinical & Boundary Consideration

Online (Video) Courses by Dr. Zur (Recorded in 2021)

Sponsering Org.# of CETitle
GoodTherapy2Protect your license
AtHealth1Standard of Care
GoodTherapy1Psychotherapy Myths
PDR1Myths of Therapy (coming up)

How to protect your psychotherapy, counseling, or social-work private practice from licensing boards complaints and malpractice lawsuits.

A Live Webinar Wednesday, March 10th, 2021, 2:00pm - 3:00pm Pacific Time, Presenter: Ofer Zur, Ph.D

Presented by The Therapist Toolbox

 

Ethics 2021: Changing Times-Changing Landscape

A Live Interactive Webinar Friday, March 19th, 2021, 12:00-2:00pm Pacific Time, 2 CE Credits, Presenters: Ofer Zur, PhD & Glenn Marks, PhD.

In this 2-CE hour Live, interactive webinar, Ofer Zur, PhD, founder of Zur Institute, will review current standards of care that all professions need to maintain and will then dive into a discussion of considerations arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.  He will be joined by Glenn Marks, PhD, current director of Zur Institute who will facilitate the presentation and add perspectives from his more than 20 years of clinical experience. This webinar will include clinical examples to highlight potential ethical conflicts, along with discussions of best practices and how to resolve conflicts. Time will be allocated to addressing never before considered concerns arising out of the pandemic and the new era of telemental health.  Ample opportunity for participant input and questions is included.

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5/7/21, Friday, 10:30am - 12:30pm, PST Online/Zoom Seminar.

23 ways to protect your MFT, Psychotherapy or counseling practice from licensing boards complaints and malpractice lawsuits

In this 2-hour live webinar, Ofer Zur, Ph.D., the founder of Zur Institute, will review current standards of care that all MFT's, psychotherapists and counselors need to maintain, will outline the 23 ways that MFT's and other licensed psychotherapists need to pay attention to in order to keep their license and will then outline some of the ethical considerations arising out of the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

This course meets the qualifications for 2 CE credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).

Offered by: Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, RE-CAMFT

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5/18/21, 11am – 12am, PST Online/Zoom Seminar

Forensic psychologists role in mental health licensing boards' hearings and psychotherapy malpractice lawsuits: Truth and myths regarding the standard of care of psychotherapy

The following 12 Myths and Faulty Beliefs in Psychotherapy will be explored:

  1. Physical Touch in psychotherapy is unethical  and . . . leads to sex.
  2. A ‘power differential’ is always inherent in a therapist-client relationship.
  3. “Once a client, always a client” - Therapists have overwhelming power over their clients in perpetuity
  4. Dual relationships in counseling are always unethical, constitute ill-advised boundary violations.
  5. Self-disclosure, socializing with or bumping into clients in the community always interfere with transference analysis and clinical efficacy.
  6. “Don’t blame the victim” - Victims are always 100% innocent.
  7. Therapists-Clients bartering arrangements are inherently exploitative and should be avoided at all cost.   
  8. Gift giving by therapists to clients is unacceptable.
  9. As the slippery-slope argument predicts, boundary crossings inevitably lead to boundary violations.
  10. Malpractice Lawsuits against psychotherapists and counselors are common.
  11. It is all about CONTEXT: It is never ever ethical for a psychotherapist to be naked with a client. (Read)
  12. The DSM is a scientifically valid, and reliable document.

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Handout: Critical Look at 12 Myths & Faulty Beliefs in Psychotherapy

Presented by Law and Mental Health series. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of New Mexico

1 CE available for psychologists

 

June 1st (3 hrs) 12pm-3pm & June 2nd (3hrs) 12pm-3pm, 2021

Standard of Care in Mental Health Services: Ethical, Clinical and Boundary Considerations

Online training is sponsored by Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (LADMH). Los Angeles, CA.

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Online 2 CE Course Based on 6/18/21, 2 hr, Online/WebEx Webinar.

23 Ways to Protect Your License From Licensing Board Investigations and Civil Lawsuits

In this 2-hour live webinar, Ofer Zur, Ph.D., the founder of Zur Institute, will review current standards of care that all psychotherapists, counselors MFT’s and social workers need to maintain. He will outline the 23 ways in which licensed psychotherapists need to pay close attention, in order to keep their licenses secured.  The course will also attend to the complex issues related to therapists engaging with clients via texting and social media, and will then briefly outline and address some of the ethical considerations arising from the current COVID-19 pandemic and the new era of tele-mental health.

Offered by: GoodTherapy.org

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6/29/21, Tuesday, 1pm-3pm EST, 2-hour live webinar

23 Ways to Protect Your License From Licensing Board Investigations and Ways to Attend to the Current Coronavirus Ethics Challenges

In this 2-hour live webinar, Ofer Zur, Ph.D., the founder of Zur Institute, will review current standards of care that all psychotherapists, counselors MFT’s and social workers need to maintain. He will outline the 23 ways in which licensed psychotherapists need to pay close attention, in order to keep their licenses secured.  The course will also attend to the complex issues related to therapists engaging with clients via texting and social media, and will then briefly outline and address some of the ethical considerations arising from the current COVID-19 pandemic and the new era of tele-mental health.

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7/16/21, Friday, 10am-1pm PST, 3 CE, Online/Webinar.

23 Ways to Protect Your License From Licensing Board Investigations and Ways to Attend to the Current Coronavirus and TeleMental Health Ethical Challenges

In this 3-hour live webinar, Ofer Zur, Ph.D., the founder of Zur Institute, will review current standards of care that all psychotherapists, counselors MFT’s and social workers need to maintain. He will outline the 23 ways in which licensed psychotherapists need to pay close attention, in order to keep their licenses secured. The course will also attend to the complex issues related to therapists engaging with clients via texting and social media, and will then briefly outline and address some of the ethical considerations arising from the current COVID-19 pandemic and the new era of tele-mental health.

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Online 1 CE credit course

Truth and myths regarding the standard of care of psychotherapy

In this 1 CE (1 hr.) online course Ofer Zur, Ph.D., the founder of Zur Institute, will review the most common myths or faulty beliefs regarding the standard of care of psychotherapy. These myths include: Therapists' indefinite power over their clients; Touch in therapy often leads to sex; All dual relationships, bartering, and gifts are unethical; Therapist power & influence over their clients in perpetuity (i.e., "Once a client always a client"); All victims are always 100% innocent; Boundary crossings inevitably lead to boundary violations.

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The online course is based on the 8/13/21, 1 hr (1 CE Credit), Online/WebEx Webinar.

Myths & Faulty Beliefs about the Standard of Care in Psychotherapy & Counseling

Some of the myths and faulty beliefs about the standard of care and ethics of psychotherapy and counseling that will be explored are:

  • Once a client, always a client: Therapists' overwhelming power over clients in perpetuity
  • All dual relationships are unethical and lead to exploitation
  • Boundary crossings. inevitably, lead to boundary violations
  • Non sexual touch is the first step towards sexual touch
  • Don’t (never) blame the victim - All victims are always 100% innocent
  • The DSM is a scientifically valid, and reliable document.
  • Telemental Health or Distance Therapy is a Recent Development

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8/15/21, Sunday, 1pm - 3pm, PST Online/Zoom 2 CE Seminar.

23 ways to protect your MFT, Psychotherapy or counseling practice from licensing boards complaints and malpractice lawsuits 

In this 2-hour (2 CE) live webinar, Ofer Zur, Ph.D. will review current standards of care that psychologists, psychotherapists and counselors need to maintain, will outline the 23 ways that psychotherapists need to pay attention to in order to keep their license and will then outline some of the ethical considerations arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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9/25/21, 10am – Noon , PST, 2 CE Credits, Online/Zoom Seminar

Truth, myths and faulty beliefs regarding the standard of care of psychotherapy

Some of the myths and faulty beliefs about the standard of care and ethics of psychotherapy and counseling that will be explored are:

  • Once a client, always a client: Psychotherapists' overwhelming power over their clients in perpetuity
  • Non sexual touch in psychotherapy is the first step towards sexual touch
  • All dual relationships between counselors and clients are unethical and lead to exploitation of clients
  • Boundary crossings. inevitably, lead to boundary violations
  • Don’t (never) blame the victim - All victims are always 100% innocent
  • The DSM is a scientifically valid, and reliable document.
  • Telemental Health or Distance Therapy is a Recent Development
  • It is important to follow risk management principles in order to operate within the standard of care

In the live 2 CE credits webinar, participants will be able to raise questions throughout and at the conclusion of the course.

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10/2/21, Saturday, 10am-Noon, PST, 2 CE, Online/Zoom Webinar.

23 Ways to Protect Your License From Licensing Board Investigations and Civil Lawsuits 

In this 2-hour live webinar, Ofer Zur, Ph.D., the founder of Zur Institute, will review current standards of care that all psychotherapists, counselors MFT’s and social workers need to maintain. He will outline the 23 ways in which licensed psychotherapists need to pay close attention, in order to keep their licenses secured.  Dr. Zur will also briefly attend to the some of the complex issues related to therapists engaging with clients via texting and social media, the ethical concerns around patient diversity in therapy, and some of the main ethical considerations arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the new era of telemental health.

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10/12/21, Tuesday, 10am-Noon, PST, 2 hr, Online/Webinar.

Myths & Faulty Beliefs about the Standard of Care in Psychotherapy

Some of the myths and faulty beliefs about the standard of care and ethics of psychotherapy that will be explored are:

  • Touch in therapy is unethical. Non sexual touch is the first step towards sexual touch
  • Once a client, always a client: Therapists' overwhelming power over clients in perpetuity
  • All dual relationships are unethical and lead to exploitation
  • The 'Slippery Slope' (paranoid) myth: Boundary crossings, inevitably, lead to boundary violations
  • Don’t (never) blame the victim - All victims are always 100% innocent
  • The DSM is a scientifically valid, and reliable document.
  • Telemental Health or Distance Therapy is a Recent Development

There will be a time for audience participation and questions for the presenter after the presentation of each myth.

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10/23/21, Saturday, 11:15am-1:15pm, PST, 2 CE, Online/Zoom Webinar. Part of LACPA Annual Conference

23 Ways to Protect Your License From Licensing Board Investigations and Civil Lawsuits  

In this 2-hour live webinar, Ofer Zur, Ph.D., the founder of Zur Institute, will review current standards of care that all psychotherapists, counselors MFT’s and social workers need to maintain. He will outline the 23 ways in which licensed psychotherapists need to pay close attention, in order to keep their licenses secured.  Dr. Zur will also briefly attend to the some of the complex issues related to therapists engaging with clients via texting and social media, the ethical concerns around patient diversity in therapy, and some of the main ethical considerations arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the new era of telemental health. 

Offered as part of the Annual Conference of California Psychological Association - Los Angeles Chapter (LA-CPA).

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Exciting and Engaging Presentations Offered by Dr. Ofer Zur

Ethics With Soul: Traditional Therapeutic Boundaries and Digital Ethics in the Age of Google and Facebook

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The presentation can cover the following topics:

Ethics and Boundaries in Psychotherapy
  • Making sound ethical decisions in regard to non-sexual, non-exploitative boundary crossings, and dual relationships in psychotherapy.
  • Dealing with issues of touch, gifts, self-disclosure, bartering, home visits, home base therapy and many other boundary crossings.
  • Defining and differentiating between boundary crossings and boundary violations.
  • Dealing with dual relationships in small communities, neighborhoods, and small communities such as rural, church, disabled, gay and lesbian, or ethnic minority communities as well in setting such as military, prison systems and many other situations and settings
  • Comprehending the basic issues involved in TeleMental Health (undeniably the way of the future), which includes e-mails, texting, video and phone communications with clients.
  • Basing your interventions on clinical rationale and knowledge of the law and ethics, rather than on fear of attorneys and boards.
  • Differentiation between the standard of care and rigid risk management practices that are often taught in graduate schools and continuing education workshops.
  • Update on the ethics codes and examining ethical decision-making.
  • Keeping sound clinical records and developing a treatment plan.
  • Responding to subpoenas, boards, and ethics committees' investigations.
  • How the internet blurs professional boundaries
  • Therapists Googling clients
  • Clients Googling therapists - therapists' internet transparency
  • Responding to clients’ negative Yelp reviews.
  • Basics of dealing with e-mails and texts with clients
  • Moving beyond risk management, fear of boards and attorneys in order to be able to provide the highest level of care.

Presentation may include movie clips on therapeutic boundaries from movies, such as Good Will Hunting, Analyze This, What About Bob, Prince of Tides, Ordinary People, Deconstructing Harry, Antwone Fisher, and more.

Fulfillment of requirement

  • The course can be adjusted for different states' requirements.
  • This course will also qualify you for a discount on your insurance premium. Check with your provider.
  • This course fulfills the California and other states Ethics and Law requirement for Psychologists by BOP, MFTs, Counselors, Social Workers and other mental health providers.

 


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Boundaries And Dual Relationships In Therapy

The presentation can cover the following topics:

Boundaries in Psychotherapy
  • Defining and identifying boundary crossings, boundary violations, and dual relationships.
  • Dealing ethically with issues of touch, gifts, self-disclosure, bartering, home visits, and multiple relationships.
  • Dealing with unavoidable dual relationships in small communities, such as rural, church, or ethnic minority communities.
  • Basing your clinical interventions on clinical rationale and knowledge of the law and ethics, rather than on fear of attorneys and boards.
  • Developing informed consent and keeping sound clinical records in regard to boundary crossings and multiple relationships.

Presentation may include movie clips on therapeutic boundaries from movies, such as Good Will Hunting, Analyze This, What About Bob, Prince of Tides, Ordinary People, Deconstructing Harry, Antwone Fisher, and more.

Fulfillment of requirement

  • The course can be adjusted for different states' requirements.
  • This course will also qualify you for a discount on your insurance premium. Check with your provider.
  • This course fulfills the California and other states Ethics and Law requirement for Psychologists by BOP, MFTs, Counselors, Social Workers and other mental health providers.

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Seeing Ourselves on the Silver Screen: Therapists as Viewed in the Movies - Excellent educational and entertaining presentation

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The Silver Screen

Want to know how American society sees therapists? Go to the movies or watch a TV series. Projected on the screen have been, literally and figuratively, every fantasy about therapists - good and bad, comic and tragic - that lurk somewhere in the popular imagination.

In this long parade of therapist types, there are wise, daring, confrontative, saintly nurturers (like Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting); therapists who can't keep their private lives from leaking, or pouring, over into their professional life (like Kirstie Alley in her home-office in Deconstructing Harry); noble, anguished souls almost too pained themselves to soothe the pain of others (like Gabriel Byrne of In Treatment); therapists who are buffoonishly inept (like Richard Dreyfuss in What About Bob?); and therapists who are flat-out evil (like Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs).

Whether these screen shrinks make us proud, outrageously embarrassed, sympathetic, or exasperated, they provide revealing perspectives on our own profession and the preconceptions our clients bring to therapy. Get ready for a fascinating journey of discovery as host Dr. Ofer Zur explores what the movies tell us about who we are, what people think we do, and what we can learn from these always entertaining - if not always accurate - film versions of ourselves.
 

To invite Dr. Zur to present a lecture or a workshop on Ethics and Boundaries or a keynote for your organization on Seeing Ourselves on the Silver Screen: Therapists as Viewed in the Movies, click here.

 
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