LW 2024 Navigating Therapist Self-Disclosure: Balancing Authenticity and Ethical Practice with Kirsten Lind Seal


LW 2024 Navigating Therapist Self-Disclosure: Balancing Authenticity and Ethical Practice with Kirsten Lind Seal

Original price was: $149.00.Current price is: $129.00.

*Pricing shown in CAD. USD equivalent is $119 $103.


Live Broadcast Date/Time:

Monday, September 30, 2024
1:00 – 4:15 pm ET

Can’t attend live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants receive unlimited access to the recording for 365 days.

Already registered? Access the Participant Page here.

Are you curious about the delicate balance between authenticity and professional boundaries in therapy? Do you wonder about how to “be real” with clients to deepen the therapeutic relationship while also protecting yourself and them?

Join us for an engaging webinar with ethics and boundaries expert Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD, LMFT, as we explore the ethics of therapist self-disclosure.

Key Questions

In this live, interactive session, we’ll delve into questions that resonate with every mental health professional:

  • How much of ourselves should we reveal to our clients?
  • How do we maintain authenticity while upholding ethical standards?
  • How has the shift to telemental health impacted these dynamics?

Understanding the Digital Shift

Amidst the shared challenges of recent times, the lines between personal and professional spheres have blurred. We’ll examine the implications of this digital shift on therapeutic relationships and discuss strategies for navigating this new terrain with integrity.

Insights and Tools

Drawing from recent research and ethical codes, participants will gain fresh insights into:

  • Boundary management in the digital age
  • The nuanced art of self-disclosure
  • Practical tools to assess online presence, including social media use
  • Navigating the impacts of self-disclosure on client outcomes


By the end of the webinar, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the complexities of therapist self-disclosure. You’ll also gain strategies for maintaining professionalism while fostering authentic connections with clients and practical tools for navigating ethical dilemmas in the digital realm.

Join us as we unpack the complexities of therapist self-disclosure and equip ourselves with the knowledge and skills to navigate these issues ethically and effectively.

This webinar is ideal for mental health professionals wanting to enhance their understanding of ethical practices in therapy and strengthen their ability to establish meaningful connections with clients.

In today’s ever-evolving landscape of mental health care, it’s essential to stay informed and adaptable. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your expertise and elevate your practice.

Reserve your spot today and take the next step toward becoming a more effective and ethical practitioner!

  • Recognize and name the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations.
  • Compare and contrast three methods of therapeutically and ethically addressing boundary issues.
  • Integrate relevant ethical principles and professional ethics codes into managing boundary issues with clients.
  • Develop a plan to better recognize and minimize porous boundaries in practice.
  • Describe four main types of therapist self-disclosure.
  • Explain three reasons why boundary issues are an integral part of therapist self-disclosure via social media.
  • Understand what kind of “self-of-therapist” orientation you ascribe to.
  • Explain how and why therapist self-disclosure can deepen the therapeutic relationship as well as possible negative consequences of therapist self-disclosure.

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

Attendees of the live broadcast will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation after the course is finished.

Attendees of the on-demand recorded version will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify attendance and then receive their Certificate of Participation. On-demand attendees will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation once they have successfully passed the Post-Webinar Quiz at the completion of the webinar.

The Certificate of Participation includes:

  • Name of participant.
  • Title of training.
  • Name of presenter plus their credentials.
  • Number of hours of training.
  • Date of training.
  • Confirmation that showed 100% attendance at the live broadcast or passed a quiz with at least an 80% grade to verify attendance of the on-demand recording.

Get details about CE credits for Canadian and non-US international participants.

Get details about CE credits for US participants.

Please check with your regulatory body/organization to ensure that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CE credits.