Family Systems Therapists Northwest

Ethics with Julie & Ken

Ethics and Law CEUs for LMFT, LMHC, LICSW, LASW, and Associates
6 CEUs for full session and 3 CEUs for morning session

What Now? Current Ethical Issues Facing Systems Therapists

Presented by
Julie Wood, MA, LMFT, LMHC and Ken Burr, MA, LMFT

Friday, October 18, 2019
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Bellefield Office Park Training Room
Bellevue, Washington

Registration Fees – Full and morning session fees include lunch, refreshments, CEUs, and all materials.

FSTNW Members

Full session: $120
Morning session: $70


Full session: $160
Morning session: $100

Online registration is closed. You may register at the door with a check payment only.

About the Program

Julie Wood and Ken Burr team up again to lead a 6-hour ethics workshop dealing with contemporary ethical issues in family therapy. Using an engaging conversational approach, we will look with a nuanced view toward the ethical issues therapists are facing in a rapidly changing social and political climate.

We’ll consider the legal and ethical stance for:

  • Defining clinical competency.
  • Defining competency vs. specialty vs. expertise.
  • Knowing and practicing within “standards of care.”
  • Video sessions or phone sessions.

Self of the therapist ethics will focus on:

  • Facing aging and end of life, including death with dignity discussions.
  • Reproductive rights, including client decisions on fertility treatments and abortion.
  • Immigrant and refugee narratives, current legal and moral anxiety.
  • Self-reflection on competency and capacity to practice with clients with radically different values and social, cultural, and religious practices. We’ll include political beliefs, dating and marriage traditions, polyamory and non-traditional family structure, and parenting practices.

At the end of the day, you will:

  1. Increase your capacity for self-reflection leading to greater competency in treatment and referral decisions for working with clients who hold radically different values.
  2. Know the legal principles guiding how you represent your practice.
  3. Practice at least three clinical scenarios that could likely occur in our changing Puget Sound region.

About the speakers

Julie Wood

Ken Burr

Julie Wood, MA, LMFT, LMHC, and Ken Burr, MA, LMFT, have practiced for decades as systemic psychotherapists. Both have been active educators and trainers in the MFT field, including teaching at Seattle Pacific University, Pacific Lutheran University, Antioch University-Seattle, and National AAMFT Conferences.

Julie was an AAMFT Approved Supervisor for 20 years and now is a child and adult psychoanalyst. Ken is a Washington State-Approved Supervisor. They are active leaders and supervisors in our local MFT community, including serving on the Founding Board of Directors of FSTNW. Ken brings specialized knowledge and skill in EFT couples therapy, infidelity and relational repair, ethics, spirituality, and LGBT issues. Julie brings specialized knowledge and skill in treatment of children and adolescents, family therapy in legal and medical contexts, and integrating systemic family therapy with psychoanalytic treatment.

CEUs: 6 hours—Ethics and Law. Approval from the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association, a state-approved provider of continuing education for LMFT, LMHC, LASW, and LICSW.