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Ethical Practice and Self-Care: Emerging Stronger from Challenging Times

Live Real-Time Interactive Webinar

Challenging times is an understatement given the state of world health and social issues since the start of the pandemic. Helping professionals have faced unique challenges, unprecedented levels of stress (personally and professionally), and have had to change their practice in many ways. Despite having to pivot in these challenging times, it is essential that ethical decision making must be at the forefront.


This workshop will provide a perspective of maintaining healthy boundaries, setting clear treatment frames and expectations for treatment, and how to use colleagues and supervisory support during this difficult time while implementing an appropriate ethical decision-making process. It will also identify the unique challenges of the last several years, with a reflective journey on collective trauma and all our trauma responses. Best practice techniques for ethical decision-making while working with trauma will also be discussed.

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About the Course

Sept 8, 2023


Live Real-Time Interactive Webinar

8:30AM-12:00PM ET

Credit Hours - Details Below

3.0 Ethics Live Interactive CE Credit Hours


$69 Morning Only/$129 Full Day through 9/1/23

$79 Morning Only/$149 Full Day after 9/1/23

$59 Morning/$115 Full Day/person for Groups 3+

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Target Audience

Mental Health Professionals including Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals

Course Level


Course Instructor

Lisa Prefontaine, M.S., LMHC

Lisa Prefontaine, M.S., LMHC
Lisa Prefontaine, M.S., LMHC

Lisa worked at Horizon Health Services for 13 years, 5 years as Clinical Director for Mental Health Services. She has maintained a private practice since 2011 and currently is a full-time consultant and trainer in addition to seeing adolescents and adults in private practice and teaching as an adjunct professor at Medaille's and University of Buffalo's Mental Health Counseling Graduate programs. Lisa is passionate about personal and professional development as a whole, along with advocating for destigmatizing behavioral health issues within our community. Lisa uses her advanced training in specialty topics, including on-going training in several other clinical therapy models currently, to promote creativity, inspiration, and knowledge within the WNY therapist community.

Course Objectives

  • Examine how the pandemic and social unrest has impacted therapist’s practice and caseloads. 

  • Describe how stress/compassion fatigue affects a therapist’s own trauma response system.

  • Identify how collective trauma affects a person in a helping profession role and work to increase awareness of that impact.

  • Illustrate impact on therapeutic dynamics and ethical decision making.

  • Examine therapeutic treatment frame, professional boundaries, ethical practices, and use of supervision/consultation.

After attending this training, participants will be able to...

Course Agenda

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