Ethics and Personal Loss, Countertransference, and Self-Disclosure in Grief Support

While historically psychology, counseling, and social work have discouraged self-disclosure, in recent years researchers and clinicians have adopted a far more nuanced approach to the use of self-disclosure. Grief support is an area in which both clients and clinicians cite the anecdotal value of appropriate self-disclosure. It is also a field that draws professionals who have experienced their own personal losses, something that can be a tremendous asset and also an obstacle. Through the lens of professional ethical standards and current research, this workshop will outlines considerations fo...Read morer assessing the clinical value and appropriateness of self-disclosure through examination of context and content. It will review types of countertransference and the intersection between countertransference, self-disclosure, and personal loss, specifically in end-of-life and grief support. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Identify at least one ethical principle related to the use of self-disclosure in end of life and grief support.
  • Identify at least two potential positive clinical impacts of self-disclosure and two potential negative clinical impacts of self-disclosure.
  • Describe at least three recent research findings regarding self-disclosure and countertransference in grief support.
  • Describe two common types of counter transference in end of life and grief support and techniques to appropriately respond and manage these reaction to clients

Learning Levels

  • Intermediate

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Live Interactive Webinar

01:00 PM EDT - 04:15 PM EDT

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$30.00 - $50.00
EARN 3 CE Credit Hours
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About the speakers

Agenda

1:00-1:45 Defining concepts

  • Self-disclosure definitions and types
  • Counter-transference definitions and types
  • Specific relevance to grief and end of life support
  • Relevant ethical principles

1:45-2:30 The impact of personal losses – client and clinician perspectives

  • Client perceptions of self-disclosure
  • Clinician awareness of counter-transference and self-disclosure

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:15 Assessment of personal loss management

  • What does it mean to have sufficiently “processed” personal loss?
  • Assessing the impact of personal grief on clinical work. 

3:15-4:00 Tools and interventions

  • Guidelines for ethical self-disclosure
  • Personal work and targeted self-care
  • Addressing counter-transference 
  • Addressing missteps and related problems

4:00-4:15 Application to practice

  • Relevance to specific clinical experience.
  • Questions and close

CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours

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