Course Description

*This complete Online Course includes a PDF of the book, Multiple Relationships and Conflict of Interest for Mental Health Professionals: A Conservative Psycholegal Approach, and the Final Exam. If you have access to the book and want to purchase the Final Exam only, click here.

A wryly humorous program that explains what constitutes a multiple relationship or conflict of interest
in such areas as physical relationships with clients, former clients, students, and supervisees; social contact with clients; insider trading and the use of information gained in the course of providing professional services; employment of clients; treatment of multiple members of a family; and forensic multiple relationships.

6 CE credits/hours, 60 questions


Target Audience

Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level

Intermediate

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss multiple relationships and conflicts of interest, including sex with clients, former clients, students, and supervisees.
  • Recognize multiple relationships and conflicts of interest regarding social contact with clients.
  • Identify multiple relationships and conflicts of interest, including insider trading and the use of information gained in the course of providing professional services.
  • Assess multiple relationships and conflicts of interest such as the employment of clients.
  • Explain multiple relationships and conflicts of interest with the treatment of multiple members of a family.
  • Summarize forensic multiple relationships.

Bruce W. Ebert, PhD, JD, LLM

Bruce W. Ebert, PhD, JD, LLM, is a clinical and forensic psychologist and an attorney in private practice near Sacramento, California.  He practices law with the firm of Hubbard & Ebert, LLP.  Dr. Ebert teaches ethics and law courses in forensic psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology and has taught at several universities and schools including the University of California - Davis School of Medicine, John F. Kennedy University Professional School of Psychology, and the University of San Francisco.  He received a doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1979.  He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and his LLM degree in health law from Saint Louis University.  Dr. Ebert is board certified in clinical and forensic psychology (ABPP) by the American Board of Professional Psychology.  He served as a member of the California Board of Psychology, the largest psychology licensing board in the world, serving five terms as its president.  He is a Fellow of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and a Silver Psy award winner from the California Psychological Association (CPA).  He represents mental health professionals in a variety of legal matters and practices appellate law in veteran's cases.  He served as an officer in the United States Air Force, leaving active duty in 1990.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Statement of Understanding

    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  • 2

    "Multiple Relationships and Conflict of Interest for Mental Health Professionals: A Conservative Psycholegal Approach" - PDF Book

    • PDF Book (downloadable/printable)

  • 3

    "Multiple Relationships and Conflict of Interest for Mental Health Professionals: A Conservative Psycholegal Approach" - Final Exam

    • "Multiple Relationships and Conflict of Interest for Mental Health Professionals: A Conservative Psycholegal Approach" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  • 4

    CE Program Evaluation

    • Evaluation Questionnaire