Legal & Ethical Series:
Don’t Look for the Parrot: Counseling for Wellness in a Managed Care Environment
Dr. Barbara Herlihy, University Research Professor in the Counselor Education Program at the University of New Orleans
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
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Although counselors espouse the wellness model of mental health, we work in an environment dominated by the medical model. The limits imposed by managed care and the DSM present many challenges to practicing from a wellness orientation. Counselors need to work effectively and ethically within the existing system; yet (to paraphrase Gandhi) we also need to “be the change we wish to see” if we are to advocate for our clients and the counseling profession. In this webinar, strategies will be offered for articulating the wellness model to clients and other health professionals, embracing the benefits of the DSM system while recognizing its limitations, maintaining ethical practice within a managed care system, and implementing wellness-based strategies in case conceptualization and treatment.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Articulate the differences between the wellness model and the medical model.
2. Recognize the strengths and limitations of DSM diagnosis.
3. Utilize the DSM as one tool in a holistic approach to counseling.
4. Identify and adhere to ethical standards related to diagnosis and managed care.
5. Develop strategies for infusing wellness into case conceptualization and clinical practice.
Barbara Herlihy, Ph.D., NCC, LPC-S, is a University Research Professor in the Counselor Education Program at the University of New Orleans. She regularly teaches courses in diagnosis and ethics. In the past, she has worked as a counselor and supervisor in schools, community agencies, and private practice. She is the co-author of 3 current textbooks and over 80 articles and book chapters. Her primary professional interests are ethics, advocacy and social justice, the globalization of counseling, and feminist therapy. Currently, she is the President-Elect-Elect of Chi Sigma Iota International, and has served as Chair of the ACA Ethics Committee and the ACA Foundation. She has presented workshops and seminars across the United States and internationally, most recently in Italy, Malta, Venezuela, and Mexico.
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