Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, host of Therapy for Black Girls, joins us to share how to effectively and ethically expand beyond the therapy room

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    Part of our responsibility as therapists is to share our knowledge with the world, even to those who might not come to our offices... how do we expand our impact as mental health professionals in an effective, ethical, and mindful way? This CE course discusses ethical considerations and pitfalls about how you can expand beyond the therapy room and impact mental wellness and social justice, including topics like ethical social media engagement, authorship (how to publicly discuss a client's case or symptoms in an ethical way, for example), and considerations about the impact of having a public-facing persona on the therapeutic relationship with your past, current, and future clients.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Describe how having a public professional persona and sharing clinical knowledge relates to ethical mandates regarding social justice; List five or more ethical considerations when engaging with the public as a clinician/topic expert; Explain three or more important points about ethical social media engagement


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

  • 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, content, sponsor, or instructor.

  • 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.

  • Course Access Expiration

    Please note that you will have access to this free course for 30 days from when you sign up. If your access lapses, you are able to re-enroll.

  • 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.

Interviewee & Interviewer

Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a Licensed Psychologist, Speaker, and the host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, her Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Arkansas State, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Georgia.

Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women and she specializes in creating spaces for Black women to have fuller and healthier relationships with themselves and others.

She has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Bustle, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Women’s Health, BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, and Essence. Dr. Joy lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two sons.

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.

What Your Colleagues Have to Say About This Course

Excellent!

Sandra Geary

This course was packed with information about ethical and practical considerations of presenting our clinical expertise in a more public-facing way. Things I would not have known to ask about, such as protecting intellectual property and setting u...

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This course was packed with information about ethical and practical considerations of presenting our clinical expertise in a more public-facing way. Things I would not have known to ask about, such as protecting intellectual property and setting up social media responders were covered. Just an excellent presentation about a timely topic!

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Excellent - Very Relevant Information

Margaret O'Hara

Thank you for this excellent, very relevant, up-to-date information on a topic that is evolving at such a fast pace.

Thank you for this excellent, very relevant, up-to-date information on a topic that is evolving at such a fast pace.

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Very timely

Rolando Malafu

The discussion was a timely concern especially in this time of pandemic where use of technology to render our service is a need. The ethical and legal considerations, as well as the practical tips and ideas of the resource person was very educatio...

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The discussion was a timely concern especially in this time of pandemic where use of technology to render our service is a need. The ethical and legal considerations, as well as the practical tips and ideas of the resource person was very educational. Also, the questions raised by the host initiated substantial information.

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Why is Clearly Clinical the nation's premier CE provider?

  • CONVENIENT: All courses are 1-hour podcast episodes, available on all public podcast platforms

  • AFFORDABLE: We offer quality CE courses through a reasonably-priced membership

  • SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE: We donate to The Trevor Project for LGBTQIA+ youth suicide prevention

  • WOMEN-OWNED: We are founded and run by Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • DIVERSE: We highlight expert presenters from historically-marginalized communities


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