Also, for ease of presentation, we use the term “therapist” throughout to refer to anyone delivering psychotherapy or counseling services to clients.
It is not our intention to trivialize the seriousness of the issues.
As part of our disguising process, we also randomly assign various professional designations, earned degrees or licensure status.
That a therapist would be upset by a negative review, as illustrated in the second scenario, seems quite understandable.
The therapist felt obligated to defend himself and did not also include the client’s last name.
(See other ways to handle bad online reviews later in this lesson.) The third scenario illustrates one of those situations that can so easily be perceived as a “great deal.” What could possibly go wrong?
The two already experienced how well they worked together. The therapist invested more than he could afford in the client’s business and found the client to be a castigating and controlling boss.
Net is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Net maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Net, provider #1107, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Net is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Net is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (OH-CSWMFT) to offer continuing education for counselors, social workers, and MFTs. Authors’ Note: Almost all case scenarios presented in this course are adapted from actual incidents.
Course format (distance learning - online activity). Net has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP #6323.
The fifth scenario has a couple of unusual features in that the counselor did not know much about the client because the group focused solely on test-taking anxiety as opposed to the more sensitive issues that arise in individual psychotherapy.