Counselling Session Notes: Unpacking the Ethical and Legal Issues To Make The Process A Whole Lot More Efficient!
Ethics in record keeping can be confusing and complicated. This practical and informative presentation will identify a variety of strategies to maintain client files in an efficient, ethical, and simple manner across various configurations (i.e., individual, family, couple). In addition, counsellors will be briefed on the various actions they can take when they are served with a subpoena for release of a client file, including files from sexual assault victims. A comprehensive handout package along with sample templates shall be provided.
Dawn McBride is a registered psychologist (clinical), supervisor of provisional psychologists, and associate professor at University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) in the graduate master level counsellor education blended program (online and intensive classroom based format). Her teaching and research focus on the assessment and treatment of family violence and trauma (emotional regulation; EMDR), self-harm behaviour, disordered eating, group therapy (process based), ethics from a value-based/relational perspective, best practice record keeping practices, multicultural issues, and supervision practices. She has won numerous teaching awards, has an active research agenda, has co-edited a book on teaching practices across cultures in higher education, and has presented at international conferences. She maintains a private practice where she supervises therapists and also provides trauma therapy and relational psychodynamic therapy for teens/adults.
Through the interplay of letting go and shaping, this workshop will show how the phenomenon of flow in the creative act is essential to the research process. In a playful, safe and supportive environment participants will explore a low skill/high sensitivity approach to drawing, music, movement and writing which directly impacts the research process. The use of these art forms in this way will give the participants an experience of soulful inquiry. Deep play is the entrance to deep thought.
Markus Scott-Alexander, PhD, REAT has been a psychotherapist for 30 years, beginning in New York and currently practicing and teaching in Edmonton, where he is the director of World Arts Organization (worldartsorg.com), training students in Expressive Arts Therapy. This program is in cooperation with the European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland, where his is senior faculty. He also teaches at St. Stephen’s College, where he helped to create the Art Therapy specialization. His arts-based, cross-cultural approach to the teaching of psychotherapy has recently taken him to Norway, Peru, Hong Kong, China, Ireland and Malta.