Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 1:00 PM EST Tonya Logan, LCSW-C, LICSW, Founder and CEO, Kayla’s Village
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Self-Disclosure: An Ethical Approach to “Knowing What to say, When to Say it, and How to Say it”
Sunday, April 23, 2023
1:00PM - 4:00PM EST
3 CE Credits - Ethics
Self-Disclosure can be a highly effective tool in connecting with others. In therapeutic situations, a certain amount of disclosure always occurs. Clients can discern (or guess at) our socio-economic status, gender, clothing preferences, and marital status, to name a few things, just by looking at us. But when is it appropriate to reveal our personal story when talking with clients? When they ask us about our own lives, should we answer the questions? What if the questions seem like they are a challenge to our “professional expertise”.
This session will be interactive – with some surprises! In this training, Tonya Logan, Founder and CEO of Kayla’s village, will discuss her own story and her approach to disclosure in working with clients. Participants will be encouraged to view challenges by clients in a positive and strength-based framework. Clinicians will gain a deeper ability to view clients seemingly threatening questions in a less prejudicial manner.
Whether we are faced with sharing information from our past or present, personally or professionally, we are often unsure of how that information will be perceived. Learn to use “less than positive” information to help build relationships and show clients that we can use our challenges to move forward rather than hamper growth
(Trainer, Tonya Logan, LCSW-C, LICSW, Founder and CEO, Kayla’s Village)
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20 minutes Classifying Information and Threats
15 minutes Historical Perspective
10 minutes Johari Window
30 minutes Perception vs. Prejudice
Examples of reframing negativity into positivity
Discussion of prejudice as related to diagnoses
Highlighting perceptions and prejudice in family clutter example
30 minutes Reframing
We must focus to see strengths
45 minutes Types of Disclosure
Sharing a secret
Disclosure at work
30 minutes Scenarios
Client Googled therapist
- Participants will be able to analyze whether sharing information from their past or present, personally or professionally, is clinically appropriate
- Participants will be able to demonstrate to clients how we may use our challenges to move forward rather than hamper growth
- Participants will learn to assess and incorporate the clinical use of challenging information in order to increase rapport with clients while strengthening the therapeutic relationship.
This presentation is open to:
- Social Workers
- Professional Counselors
- Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
- Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
- New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
- Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
- Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
- Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives
This Webinar Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits
- This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapy Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.
- CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437
- CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
- NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
- NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082