The Jonas Center and BreezyNotes EHR proudly present “Relationship is Medicine. Relational Ethics and Use of Self in Therapy” an online workshop by Bruce A. Minor MS, LMFT and Brier Miller, MS, LMFT.
This online workshop offers SIX CEU credits including TWO ethics CEUs.
6 Pre-Approved CEUS
- MAMFT (BMFT pre-approved)
This workshop recording is appropriate for behavioral health professionals with LMFT licenses.
The online workshop is split into three videos and followed by a questionnaire. Upon completing the videos and questionnaire, we will send you a CEU certificate.
About Relationship is Medicine
Therapists are uniquely trained to work with clients’ relationships. This workshop will provide opportunities to apply systemic principles to the therapeutic relationship itself. Research supports that therapeutic relationships are central to positive outcomes in therapy. The emphasis will be on practice grounded in relational ethics and the therapist’s intentional use of self.
The workshop will feature strategies for engaging more effectively in the therapeutic relationship, a discussion of the needs that the therapist brings to therapy, the effective use of self in managing relational complexity, and an examination of the strengths and challenges inherent within the relational ethics framework.
Marriage and Family Therapists
6 CEUs including 2 Ethics CEUs
6 CEUs currently approved for MFTs by the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Relationship is Medicine Workshop Objectives:
- Examine the similarities and differences between institutional and relational ethics.
- Explore a model for ethical decision making grounded in relational, post-modern ethical practice and attachment theory.
- Strengthen ability to observe and use self within the therapeutic relationship with intentionality, while maintaining healthy boundaries grounded in relational ethics.
- Deepen awareness of your own skills in developing effective, collaborative, strength-based therapeutic relationships.
- Increase skill and confidence handling complexity in the therapeutic relationship (e.g., dual relationship issues, touch, gift giving and receiving).
- Expand skills engaging in difficult conversations about the therapeutic relationship (e.g., cross-cultural issues, power dynamics, and attraction – sexual and otherwise); when to have these conversations in therapy and when to seek consultation.
Bruce Minor, MS, LMFT is currently in private practice and co-owner of BOTH/AND Resources. He has worked as a community activist/leader in the Minneapolis area for more than twenty years. He believes that family and community are central to health and healing and brings these values to his work with community agencies, his teaching and supervision, and his clinical work with couples and families. Bruce has more than 35 years of experience in counseling, and more than 20 years as a clinical consultant. He has developed numerous presentations from cross-cultural issues and parenting to supervision and ethics. He is past president of the Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT), has had multiple terms as an MAMFT Board Member, has held numerous volunteer positions and has been frequently honored for his contributions to the marriage and family therapy field.
Brier Miller, MS, LMFT is currently in private practice and co-owner of BOTH/AND Resources. She has a broad range of clinical, teaching and leadership experiences; consultation to therapists, organizations, schools and state Department of Human Services; clinical supervision; university/graduate teaching; community training; program development and implementation; team-building; organizational leadership. Brier has thirty-five years experience in family therapy/mental health and in education (early childhood, elementary, university); thirty years experience in supervision, consultation, and training. Her emphasis is systemic, community and relationship-based, strength-focused, collaborative, multicultural and empowerment-directed.