Money Talks: Fees, Slides, and Cancellation Ethics

Money Talks: Fees, Slides, and Cancellation Ethics

$81.00

Thursday, January 28, 2021

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Location: Online via Zoom Videoconferencing

Registrants will receive the Zoom link to attend the workshop 1-2 days prior to the event date.

Council for Relationships is continuing to offer professional development workshops. All of our workshops will be held online until further notice.

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3 CE Credits Available for Psychologists, PA/NJ/DE LPCs and LMFTs, and PA/DE Social Workers. Meets ethics CE requirement.

 

Workshop Description:

Some basic policy questions: How did you determine your service fee? Do you offer a sliding scale? If so, to whom, under what circumstances? What is your late cancellation policy?

Some harder questions: Do you ever feel guilty or under-appreciated based on your fee? Is your slide based solely on presenting economics, or do factors like client likability, clinician guilt, difficulty of presenting case, and the like play into your decisions? And how about late cancellation policies? Are they individually dispensed, sometimes with internal punitive impulses, sometimes with internal avoidance of conflict with your client?

It shouldn’t surprise us that issues related to payment are ripe for both client and clinician enactments of anxiety, guilt, and aggression. Our management of these pose ethical risks and opportunities.

This 3-hour ethics workshop will be primarily didactic as we explore issues that arise for both client and clinician in this pinnacle element of the frame that defines the boundaries of our relationship. The facilitator is particularly skilled at evoking a shame-free environment for clinicians to explore unchartered territory ripe with accidental enactment.

 

Level of Difficulty – Open to all; Most valuable to Intermediate and Advanced

 

Learning Objectives:

After this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify examples from their own caseloads of ways clients have expressed anxieties, guilt, and resentment about payments.
  2. Identify ways clinicians manage client aggression through payment policies and payment exceptions.
  3. Identify two pros and two cons of offering sliding scales on the clinical relationship between client and clinician.

 

References:

Apostolopoulou, A. (2013). The impact of the economic crisis on the private practice of counselling and psychotherapy: How much are clients and therapists ‘worth’?. European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, 15(4), 311-329.

Clark, P., & Sims, P. L. (2014). The practice of fee setting and collection: Implications for clinical training programs. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 42(5), 386-397.

Cummings, D. (2020). When clients want to pay more for psychotherapy: ethical issues and implications. Ethics & Behavior30(2), 150-160.

Treloar, H. R. (2010). Financial and ethical considerations for professionals in psychology. Ethics & Behavior, 20(6), 454-465.

 

About the Presenter:

Karen L. Smith, MSS, LCSW received her master’s degree from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and completed Advanced Clinical Training at the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI), formerly the International Institute for Object Relations Therapy (IIORT). For 10 years she studied Object Relations theories, theorists, and concepts with the same group of clinicians every other week in a study/supervision group through the Philadelphia Psychotherapy Study Center, a chapter of IPI. She has since spent the last six years running such clinical study and supervision groups for seasoned clinicians interested in keeping their practice through use of analytic theory. She maintains a private practice and supervision consultation practice in Glenside, Pennsylvania and directs Full Living: A Psychotherapy Practice, a group psychotherapy practice that provides clinical services in multiple locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area.

 

Workshop Details:

Thursday, January 28, 2021

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Council for Relationships

Location: Online via Zoom Videoconferencing

Registrants will receive the Zoom link to attend the workshop 1 -2 days prior to the event date.

 

3 CE Credits Available for Psychologists, PA/NJ/DE LPCs and LMFTs, and PA/DE Social Workers. Meets ethics CE requirement.

 

Council for Relationships is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Council for Relationships maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The following entities accept continuing education credits provided by APA-approved sponsors: the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors; the New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Examiners; the Delaware State Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals; the Delaware State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Council for Relationships staff and current students: visit your password-protected page for information regarding staff and student rates. Please contact Tiffani Smoot, Academic Administrator, for alumni rate and questions.

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Register for Money Talks: Fees, Slides, and Cancellation Ethics:

Event Details

Start date: January 28, 2021

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Online via Zoom Videoconferencing

Email: info@councilforrelationships.org