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Ethics in a Different Key

Ethics training can be dull. But this workshop, using The Musical of Snow White as a framework, embodies the idea that when you’re having fun, the learning is deeper.

Through hilarious songs that bring to life the “lost” narrative of Snow White’s real clinical issues, attendees will discuss tough ethical dilemmas that inevitably emerge in modern therapy settings.

Small- and large-group discussions allow for sharing best practices and as many perspectives as are in the room.

This process models how to approach ethical issues in the office: consult, consult, consult.


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Tova Rubin, PhD
5 Hours 08 Minutes
Mar 21, 2019
Psychotherapy Networker
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DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 5.25 hours CPD.



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Dr. Tova Rubin is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She has worked in a variety of settings including public and private Psychiatric Hospitals, Community mental health facilities-both inpatient and outpatient, University Counseling Services, as well as Emergency Rooms.

Dr. Rubin brings a unique awareness and ability to “listen between the lines” to her work that allows her to shine a light on areas of relationships and patterns of communication.

Dr. Rubin graduated with distinction from the doctoral program at Vanderbilt University and moved to San Antonio in 2001 where she completed a residency and postdoctoral fellowship. She served as clinical faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center and was president of the Bexar County Psychological Association from 2004 to 2005.

Dr. Rubin maintains a psychotherapy practice in the Washington DC area. She is currently a clinical faculty at George Washington University. Dr. Rubin is also a hospice volunteer and involved in grief and end of life issues, in particular issues of caregiving.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Tova Rubin maintains a private practice. She is a clinical faculty at George Washington University. Dr. Rubin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Tova Rubin is a hospice volunteer.

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  1. Develop competencies in processing relevant and cutting-edge ethical dilemmas and diversity issues in the consulting room.
  2. Discuss specific best practices for how to address boundary-setting issues.
  3. Describe professional ethics and diversity standards for mental health professionals today.
  4. Use steps in the thinking process, the consultation process, and the documentation process that lead to ethical decision-making.
  5. Utilize the collective experiences of course attendees via group discussion to identify ethical behaviours in response to various vignette situations for the purpose of highlighting potential ethical breaches and acceptable ethical behaviours in challenging situations with clients. 
  6. Recognize the importance of using consultation, supervision, and documentation when facing challenging situations with clients that have ethical ramifications and potential consequences.


The Musical of Snow White

Introduction: Snow White Backstory

Act I

  • Song: Crazy
  • Snow White Journal Entry
  • Song: Borderline

Vignette 1: When to Refer; Disliking a Client

  • Small & Large Group Discussion
  • Snow White Journal Entry
  • Song: Imago Lovin’
  • Snow White Journal Entry
  • Song: Mac the Knife

Vignette 2: To Advise or Not to Advise Bad Judgement; Cultural Differences

  • Small & Large Group Discussion
  • Snow White Journal Entry
  • Song: Rehab Hotel
  • Snow White Journal Entry
  • Song: Happy Dwarf

Act II

Vignette 3: Bartering

  • Small & Large Group Discussion
  • Song: Time is Up

Vignette 4: Dress Codes

  • Small & Large Group Discussion
  • Song: The Blues
  • Snow White Journal Entry
  • Song: Wake Up

Vignette 5: Falling Asleep on a Client

  • Small & Large Group Discussion
  • Song: Call You on Your Cell Phone

Vignette 6: Texting & Phone Calls During Session

  • Small & Large Group Discussion
  • Song: Sneezy

Vignette 7: Confronting Client Body Odor

  • Small & Large Group Discussion
  • Song: My Eyes Adore You

Vignette 8: Client’s Romantic or Sexual Interest in Therapist

  • Small & Large Group Discussion
  • Snow White Journal Entry
  • Song: Supervising Fabulously
  • Snow White Journal Entry
  • Song: Client/Therapist Relationship

Vignette 9: Concerned About Supervisees Excessive Weight Loss; Supervisor Turned Therapist?

  • Small & Large Group Discussion
  • Snow White Journal Entry
  • Song: Loss of Son

Vignette 10: Hugging a Client

  • Small & Large Group Discussion

Vignette 10, Pt. 2: Client Substance Use; Grief

  • Small & Large Group Discussion
  • Snow White Journal Entry
  • Song: Overdosed
  • Prince Journal Entry
  • Show White Journal Entry

Vignette 12: Continuing Treatment in the Face of Lack of Improvement

  • Small & Large Group Discussion


  • Group Song: Therapy Set You Free

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 280


Amy S - TOPSHAM, Maine

"The best ethics seminar I've ever taken. Very engaging!"

Monica S - SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

"Creative and engaging presentation."

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