OregonETA

Oregon Employment and Training Association


Oregon Employment and Training Association Presents

Ethics in Dual Relationships

Wednesday May 9th


A dual relationship occurs when we have multiple roles; counselor, teacher, friend, client...What are the ethics and legal issues around these types of relationships?


From GoodTherapy.org:

"The existence of a dual relationship presents ethical considerations and potentially, legal issues. However, a dual relationship is not necessarily unethical; it may pave the way for a strengthened relationship bond or a beneficial exchange of goods and services.

The distinguishing factor between ethical and unethical relationships is the establishment of mutual trust and whether it is honored or misused."


Come join us in an interactive presentation on dual relationships. Time together will include looking at scenarios developed by the instructor as well as solicited from the audience. Goal is to have attendees leave with ready to use tips and tools to apply immediately to your practice.


  • Positive and negative aspects of dual relationships
  • Examining our motivations for engaging in dual relationships
  • Managing inevitable dual relationships within rural or small communities
  • Slippery-slope in role blending and conflict of interest
  • Common areas where boundaries can be blurred
  • Questions to consider when examining dual relationships
  • Re-establishing or newly establishing healthy professional boundaries
  • How to discuss dual relationships with colleagues, partners, employers, clients and families
  • Consultation and documentation in considering alternatives, progress, and attempts to remedy harm
  • Focus on CRC Code of Ethics Section A.5.d

The Grotto

8840 NE Skidmore St, 

Portland OR 97220



Registration: 8:00am

Training: 9:00am to 4:15pm

Lunch Included



Oregon ETA Members $50

Non-Members $100



ETHICS CRC: requested 6

CEU’s & CWDP’s: requested



Kim Poage MS, CRC, has been the Clinical Coordinator for the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program at WOU since 2009 as well as having graduated from the program as an RCD in 2001. She has enjoyed work in the field of counseling as a State of Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Program Coordinator for Independent Living Services, Disability Analyst for Disability Determination Services, and Mental Health Counselor. Kim has a passion for empowering current professionals, students and clients with and without disabilities or Deafness to find and succeed in their life’s work.



The Grotto

  • Training is located at the Conference Center. 
  • Parking is in the main lot (walkway has a slight grade). 
  • Additional Parking is along Skidmore (use gate 3 for entrance).
  • Limited accessible parking available in "Administration Parking Lot" (gate 4).








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