CEU Workshop


Common Therapist Mistakes & the Ethics of Owning Them

Friday, February 24, 2023 · 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

A 6-Hour CEU ethics workshop with Dr. Linda Buchanan, Ph.D. for therapeutic professionals on preventing & correcting common mistakes in the practice of psychotherapy.

Registration: $135. Use code FNF23 for $25 off until February 6th.

CEU Eligibility: 6 Ethics Hours in person with LMFT, LPCA-GA, GAMFT; LPCAGA; 6 Core Hours in person with NASW-GA, LCSW

***Please Note: Social Work hours are only eligible as CORE hours. 

To view the curriculum and register, click here.

About The Workshop

This is an ethics workshop that will make you smile rather than cringe. Do you sometimes give too much advice or give it too early? Do you validate what you don’t know, get into power struggles by taking the healthy voice, or project your values? If you’re like most therapists, you do! All therapists are human and we all make mistakes. This workshop focuses on mistakes that are very common in the practice of psychotherapy. The word common is used intentionally because we all make them and they generally are not fatal mistakes. They are the kind of mistakes that may slow down the therapeutic process but generally won’t halt it unless they are made too frequently or repetitively. Talking about these common mistakes enables us to keep them in the forefront of our minds so that we make them less often. Reducing common mistakes enables us to increase compliance with ethical codes regarding the boundaries of competence, maintaining competence and avoiding harm. The specific relevant ethical codes for ACA, NASW and AAMFT will be presented. Finally, recognizing the universality of these mistakes enables us to use humor and even poke fun at ourselves a bit.

This 6-hour CEU workshop will include activities and built-in breaks to keep you engaged and help you:

  • List at least 10 common therapist mistakes
  • Identify the role of the relevant ethical codes in conceptualizing and addressing therapist mistakes from ethical codes of ACA, NASW, AAMFT
  • Utilize specific strategies to avoid making each of these mistakes
  • Describe at least three strategies to use when a therapeutic rupture has occurred
  • Reframe resistance in psychotherapy as ambivalence

About The Presenter: Linda Buchanan, PhD, Psychologist

With more than 30 years of practice in psychotherapy, Dr. Buchanan founded the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders and served as Director of Clinical Services of Walden Behavioral Care. In her clinical work, Dr. Buchanan incorporates ACT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Dialectical Behavioral and Narrative therapies.

To read Dr. Buchanan’s full biography, click here.

Register Today

Event registration is open through February 17, 2023 or until capacity is reached.

For questions concerning registration, please contact: Kris Peters at CEU@eagleranch.org