Cultural Diversity, Value Conflict
and Ethical Decision Making
for Mental Health Clinicians
The objective of this course is
to help the mental health clinician
address the complex ethical problems
that arise in working with clients
from different cultural backgrounds
and value systems, and to explore
how one begins to find solutions
and compromises to complicated ethical
dilemmas while simultaneously operating
within the clinician's professional
framework and honoring and respecting
cultural diversity and difference.
This training will use a number of
scenarios to highlight some of the complex
ethical dilemmas that counselors are likely
When the trainee completes this course,
he or she will:
-Learn the elements, purposes and dynamics
of cultural material, such as values, beliefs,
-Understand where and why tensions exist
between the values of the dominant ethos
and the values of non-majority groups within
the larger culture;
-Know the overall principles of ethical
decision making, and where those principles
must be modified when operating with
-Comprehend the dialogic processes that will
allow the ethical decision making process
to proceed in situations of value conflict.
This course is designed for mental health clinicians
in the intermediate to advanced stage of their career.
This course was written by Charles Safford, LCSW.
Mr. is President of yourceus.com, Inc. Mr. Safford
has over 40 years of post-master’s experience
as a clinician, and has over 25 years of experience
as a training developer and trainer in business
and clinical settings. A live version of this course
has been presented at NASW and EAPA annual conferences.
yourceus.com has been approved by NBCC as
an Approved Continuing Education Provider,
ACEP No. 6071.
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit
are clearly identified.
yourceus.com is solely responsible for all aspects
of the programs.
As noted on the NBCC web site, "most professional counselor
state licensure boards readily accept NBCC credit
for licensure renewal."
yourceus.com, Inc., provider #1104, is approved
to offer social work continuing education by the Association
of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through
the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.
Organizations, not individual courses,
are approved as ACE providers.
State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority
to determine whether an individual course may be accepted
for continuing education credit.
yourCEUs.com, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course.
ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2023 to 11/15/2026.
Social workers participating in this course will receive;
5 clinical continuing education clock hours.
With the notable exception of New York and New Jersey,
ASWB approval is accepted for licensed social workers.
This course is approved for 5 contact hours in ethics.