The Menninger Clinic is pleased to offer Promoting Trust and Hope in Psychotherapy: An Ethical Perspective, a free webinar for mental health professionals, on September 24. Continuing education will be available.


Jon G. Allen, PhD, a noted author, teacher, researcher and clinician, will be the presenter. He is the former director of Psychology at Menninger.


Trust and Hope in Psychotherapy

According to Dr. Allen, psychotherapists will best promote their patients' trust and hope by understanding and articulating the challenges in developing and maintaining them. Creating trust and hope is most problematic for persons with a history of trauma in close relationships. Hope in the treatment will depend on trust in the therapist, who must become trustworthy to the patient. Therapists will need hope to promote it. Concerns about trust and hope arise in the context of uncertainty, fear and doubt. Therapists along with their patients will need to tolerate and validate uncertainty to foster trust and hope.


Webinar Details

This 1.5-hour webinar will begin at 12 pm CT and will be presented via Zoom.


1.5 contact/credit/clock hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines:

  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists
  • Addictions professionals
  • Registered nurses

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