As mental health providers, we play a variety of roles inside and outside of the therapy office. Therapist, colleague, supervisor, supervisee, partner, child, parent, sibling, friend….to name just a few.
The clients we work with may also define our roles in their lives differently.
This course will allow participants to slow down, consider the roles that they fill in their personal and professional lives and how these roles may influence each other and our work.
Participants will find this 3 hour course to be an in depth and reflective experience. The course is designed for students and professionals working in a variety of mental health settings. The course will include lecture, small group discussion and lots of individual reflection activities.
This course has been approved by the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy for three hours of continuing education credit (CE:2016-298). Professionals from other disciplines will receive a certificate of attendance that they can use to apply for CEU credit with their Boards.
Why is the discussion of roles important in the mental health field?
How do we define the term roles?
What personal and professional roles do mental health providers hold?
How do these roles affect our work with clients?
What roles do others ask mental health providers to take on?
Setting boundaries and managing conflict in perceived roles.
What do the ethical guidelines for our field suggest about roles?
How does self care enter the conversation about roles?
Building adequate support systems.