All mental health conditions should be approached with the utmost care in considering the basic ethical practices common to each clinical discipline—confidentiality and informed consent, operating within one’s scope of competency and ensuring practices that do not cause harm to our clients. However, the numerous ethical issues facing eating disorders practitioners may differ significantly from those ethics conundrums that arise in work with a general client base.
What happens when the medically compromised client is experiencing intense ambivalence about treatment?
How do we ensure we are knowledgeable enough about the complexity of the eating disorders field to be operating within our scope of expertise?
Can we provide efficacious care and include the client’s own preferences, when the illness appears to have significantly disrupted the patient’s judgment and value system?
How might the lack of professionals with eating disorder expertise impact our ability to seek supervision or consultation?
This virtual 2 CE training will cover these issues and more, using case examples to illustrate common areas of ethical difficulties specific to working with individuals with eating disorders.