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Ethical Issues in Self-of-Therapist Work: Therapist Self-Disclosure and Countertransference

  • July 19, 2021
  • 1:00 PM
  • December 30, 2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Recorded Webinar

Ethical Issues in Self-of-Therapist Work: Therapist Self-Disclosure and Countertransference

This webinar is approved for 3.0 CEUs by the MN MFT Regulatory Board the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. 

$60 for MAMFT members, $90 for non-members

You need to register using the email associated with your active MAMFT membership to receive the member rate.

Refund Policy: No refunds are given for webinar recordings.

Workshop Title: Ethical Issues in Self-of-Therapist Work: Therapist Self-Disclosure and Countertransference

Workshop Description:

This workshop focuses on developing a more nuanced understanding of therapist self-disclosure and countertransference.  Having a clearer lens in order to examine our own awareness of what is actually going on in the therapy office is essential to deepen our work and to avoid the ethical pitfalls that abound.  In this workshop we will examine the theoretical rationale for therapist self-disclosure, more closely examine the concept of countertransference in MFT, and link it all to the standards that guide us in our MFT practice: BMFT Chapter 5300 and the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics.

Workshop Objectives:

1. Understand risks and benefits of therapist self-disclosure; when we disclose, what we disclose and why, as it relates to BMFT Chapter 5300 and the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics.

2. Examine risks and benefits of countertransference as it relates to BMFT Chapter 5300 and the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics.

3. Identify differing viewpoints on crucial countertransference downfalls and discuss reasons for ongoing awareness of transference throughout career.

4. Learn and practice Aponte’s model of Self-of-the-Therapist learning and questions that spark deeper self-awareness and self-understanding.

Presenter’s Name:  Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD, LMFT

Presenter’s Bio:  Kirsten Lind Seal received her MA in Counseling Psychology and PhD in Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Minnesota. As Adjunct Associate Professor at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, she teaches Ethics and Arts Therapies in the MFT program.  Her research has been published in the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, the Journal of Couple and Family Relationships, and Psychology Today.  She has also published multiple case studies (in 2016, 2017 and 2018) in the Psychotherapy Networker.  She presents locally, nationally and internationally on Ethics and Cross-Cultural issues.  She has done recent webinars for Best Buy's Fireside Chats and the North American Chinese Psychological Association.  She currently maintains a completely telemental health private practice and appears biweekly on WCCO (CBS) TV’s Midmorning show in Relationship Reboot, a segment dealing with relationships.

*Please note that online registration will close on Monday October 3rd.  After that time, an increased walk-in registration fees will be assessed-$100 for Thursday only and $250 for Friday regardless of membership status so don't forget to register early!

*There will be a mother's room available for nursing mothers.  Please stop by the registration desk and we can give you the key.

*Please email Megan executivedirector@mamft.net if you have any other requests for any accommodations due to accessibility issues.


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