This course explores the ethical issues and dilemmas that commonly arise when working with children and their parents. Using a combination of didactic, case study, role-play, and experiential approaches, this course explores the basic tenants of ethical practice and issues surrounding client rights, confidentiality, informed consent, mandated reporting, therapist scope of practice, competency, boundaries, and other complex topics surrounding counseling and art therapy with children and adolescents. Participants will examine their own belief systems, learn to identify and understand key ethical issues related to ethical practice in working with children and families, and develop a decision making model which balances client rights and therapist responsibilities in various settings.
(Counts as 20 contact hours toward the Children’s Mental Health Certificate)
Laura Lansrud-López, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, has extensive experience working with adults, children, families in crisis and survivors of trauma in both outpatient and home-based settings. She has facilitated art therapy, grief support and skills groups with adults and adolescents, and is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She maintains a private practice and has a passion for integrating evidence-based practices and expressive arts modalities.