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Psychotherapy, Psychiatry and Counseling in the Digital Age

Therapeutic Boundaries, Digital Ethics & Tele-Mental Health

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7-Night Alaskan Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
June 23 - 30, 2017

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Ofer Zur, PhD

Ofer Zur, PhD is a licensed psychologist and a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) with a private psychotherapy practice in Sebastopol, California. He is also an instructor, lecturer, ethics consultant, and expert witness. He has been in practice for over twenty five years and is the director of the Zur Institute, LLC (at www.zurinstitute.com), which offers 180 innovative and challenging online continuing education courses for psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, and other mental health practitioners.

Dr. Zur is the author of many dozens of articles, book-chapters and of five books, Mandated, Unavoidable, and Common Multiple Relationships (upcoming: 2017, Taylor & Francis), Dual Relationships and Psychotherapy (2002, Springer Pub., co-edited), HIPAA Compliance Kit (Norton, 2005), The Complete Fee-for-Service Private Practice Handbook (2008), and Boundaries in Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2007). Dr. Zur has lectured world-wide on topics ranging from Boundaries in Psychotherapy, TeleMental Health, Digital Ethics, HIPAA, Standard of Care, Effective Therapy, Psychology of Gender, Internet Addiction, Psychology of Victims, Psychology of War, and much more.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, counselors and other mental health professionals, including psychiatric nurses

Program Description

Educational Objectives:

  • Define and differentiate among boundary crossing, boundary violations and dual relationships in psychotherapy.
  • State the relationships between boundary crossings and the standard of care.
  • Identify the concerns with boundaries and avoiding harm and exploitation of clients.
  • Describe the complexities and types of risk management practices.
  • Cite the relationships between risk management and the standard of care.
  • Specify the simple steps to becoming HIPAA compliant.
  • Explain the relationships between HIPAA and the Codes of Ethics and the ethical decision-making process.
  • Describe the relationships between HIPAA and The Standard of Care of psychotherapy.
  • Identify the ethical challenges that may arise from engaging in activities on the Internet.
  • Develop strategies for minimizing risk of ethical violations on the Internet.
  • Establish office policies for online/digital interaction.
  • Explain the Skype-HIPAA controversy.
  • Determine the elements of an ethical telehealth practice.
  • Identify the concerns around of psychotherapy across state lines.


Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs in CA: Zur Institute courses meet the qualifications for CE credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs in CA as required by CA BBS. Provider #PCE6.
**Our CE Provider Status with CA-BBS is valid through May 31, 2017. After that date, the BBS will no longer approve ANY CE Provider. However, they will accept courses offered by providers who are approved by NASW, ASWB, NBCC and APA. Zur Institute is approved by ASWB, NBCC and APA so BBS will continue to accept Zur Institute courses after May 2017.

Social Workers:The Zur Institute, provider #1113, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)www.aswb.org phone: 1-800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Zur Institute maintains responsibility for the program. More information.

Counselors: : The Zur Institute has been appproved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6036. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Zur Institute, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

ALL Zur Institute courses are eligible for NBCC credit EXCEPT for the following:
From Counselor to Coach: Making the Transition (4CE)
Coaching and Psychotherapy: Advanced Topics (4CE)
Coaching for the Clinician (10CE)
Performance Psychology: Optimizing Performance with Psychology (3CE)
Motivational Interviewing: Introduction and Application (3CE)
Certificate Program in Coaching and Psychotherapy (24CE)

Addiction Counselors: The Zur Institute is recognized by The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Addiction Counselors (NCAC) and Master Addiction Counselors (MAC) throughout the U.S. Provider #93498.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
Fri Jun 23 Seattle, Washington
- 5:00 pm
Sat Jun 24 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 25 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jun 26 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Scenic Cruising
6:00 am 10:00 am
Mon Jun 26 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jun 27 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Jun 27 The Inside Passage - Scenic cruising
6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed Jun 28 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jun 29 Victoria, Canada
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Jun 30 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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