Discussion about how to conceptualize healthy, ethical, and sustainable boundary setting in clinical practice, from fee setting to scheduling

Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    How do we decide what private practice business boundaries are right for us, like how much to charge for a late cancellation, or whether to charge anything at all? Through detailed evaluation of values, conditioning, and boundaries, this course helps therapists connect therapeutic outcomes to clear and transparent business practices, and aims to simplify the process of considering, creating, and executing effective and ethical business practices. This podcast CE course explores the client experience of clinical boundaries (for example, offering an errant weekend appointment, taking a phone call after-hours, etc.) and their potential repercussions, as well as discussion about how unclear boundaries can negatively impact clinical outcomes.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: List three or more business practice areas where clinicians may struggle with healthy boundary-setting/boundary-keeping; Describe a scenario about loose or poorly-defined business processes/boundaries having a negative impact on client/therapist attunement and clinical outcome; Describe how informed consent is continually part of an ethical client/therapist relationship

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content. The instructor, Kelly Higdon, mentions her company as a potential resource to learn more about this topic.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at info@clearlyclinical.com and we will do our best to assist you.

Interviewer and Interviewee

Kelly Higdon, LMFT

Private Practice Coach

Kelly Higdon, LMFT, is the co-founder of ZynnyMe and co-creator of The Business School Bootcamp for Therapists, a flagship course that helps therapists in all parts of their private practice journey solidify their business foundation and growth. Kelly, a former clinical supervisor, has been teaching courses related to ethical and legal issues for over 10 years to private practice owners, group practices, and professional associations. When she isn’t coaching or hosting retreats for her clients, you can find her painting, songwriting, or spending time with her family. Please visit Kelly at Zynnyme.com.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

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