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The Ethics of Neuroscience-informed Mental Health Practice. . . . Sept 6 or 7, 2024 . . . Streamed to your home or office

$ 80.00

The Ethics of Neuroscience-informed Mental Health Practice


The Ethics of Neuroscience-informed Mental Health Practice

The 5-hour ethics program will provide important information about how to integrate emerging neuroscience into clinical practice in an ethically compliant manner. We will clarify the ethical responsibilities of clinicians to remain current with emerging science in our field based upon guidelines from the codes of ethics, explore the boundaries of those responsibilities given the explosion of information emerging at present, how to ethically extend evidence-based approaches using emerging neuroscience, how to use neuroscience to avoid applying techniques and approaches not supported by emerging research, and the ethics of marketing yourself as a neuroscience-informed clinician. This is the first program of a series of programs designed to help master’s level clinicians advance their knowledge base in the integration of neuroscience into their practice.

This program will provide extensive handouts to support the acquisition of knowledge in this area.


September 6, 2024    10 AM to 4 PM ET


September 7, 2024    10AM to 4 PM ET 

Attendees may attend either day upon purchase and do not need to inform of their choice. This allows you flexibility and allows you to change your mind at the last minute. 


Course Approval:

Application has been made to the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work for 5 ethics hours of Continuing Education.  

5 ETHIC Hours  live webinar (synchronous) contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2024-07-12-5082LW)


Course Objectives:

Upon completing our workshop, you will be able to:


1. Describe the guidelines for ethical compliance with requirements to remain current with emerging science as a member of your profession.

2. Define the boundaries and outer limits of what is required for current practice at each stage of a professional’s career and how they are presenting themselves as an expert in their area of practice.

3. Apply their knowledge of neuroscience and other emerging evidence knowledge to extending their skills in an ethically compliant manner.

4. Utilize emerging knowledge about debunked, outdated, and invalidated theories and practices that interfere with best practices approaches to improve choice of approaches and techniques in their mental health treatment.

5. Integrate knowledge and resources into complex ethical decision making through the examination of difficult ethical dilemmas highlighting the main learning points of the program, utilizing the Ethical Decision-Making Worksheet and Models of Ethical Decision Making and applying the ACA and NASW Codes of Ethics.


Conference Agenda (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM with breaks)

  • 10:00 – 10:30 Introduction and establishment of a learning environment
  • 10:30 - 11:00 am Code of ethics and requirements for remaining current with emerging knowledge; limits and boundaries on this requirement
  • 11:00 - Noon: Overview of where the science is at and implications for clinical practice; determinations of evidence-based practice using the emerging neuroscience 
  • Noon – 12:30 pm: Lunch 
  • 12:30 - 1:45 pm: Guidelines for 21 Century best practices and violations of best practices, including approaches, techniques, and knowledge points that have been debunked and are no longer considered valid for best practice approaches
  • 1:45 - 2:00 pm  Break
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm  Using the ethical decision making worksheet for complex ethical decision making, with scenario analysis exploring complications of operating under best practices guidelines in the era of affective neuroscience
  • 3:00 – 3:15 pm  Break
  • 3:15 – 4 PM Continued scenario analysis; summary and wrap-up; Questions


    About your trainer: 



    Charlie Safford, LCSW President of

    Over 40 years of experience as a clinician

    30+ years developing and delivering training
    programs in the mental health arena.

    Special interest in ethics in mental health

    Special interest in emerging neuroscience
    & evidence-based practice., Inc.

    Over 22 years in operation

    Strategic teaming agreements with numerous
    professional organizations

    Participant comments on our ethics programs

    "Best ethics program I have ever taken"

    "I didn't know ethics could actually be
    interesting and enjoyable."


      Refund Policy:

      Full refunds will be issued
      up to 14 days prior to the conference.

      Cancellations received less than two weeks
      from the start of the conference
      will be refunded at 80% of the conference costs
      up until the day before
      the conference.

      Cancellations received after the last day
      before the start of the conference
      will not be refunded, but 50% of the paid
      amount may be applied towards other live
      or online courses from


      Grievance Policy


      At, Inc. (“the Company”) we aim
      to provide the highest quality continuing education
      for mental health clinicians in accordance with
      the highest ethical standards of integrity.

      Our grievance policies and procedures were developed
      to provide guidelines for the systematic receipt,
      documentation, evaluation, resolution and response
      to customer grievances in a timely and confidential manner.


      A grievance is defined as: Customer complaint or expression
      of dissatisfaction regarding service delivery, or any
      expression of dissatisfaction related to the quality
      of continuing education courses provided, requests
      for refunds, cancellation policy, non-receipt of certificates
      of completion, the ease of use of the services provided
      by the Company, or any other aspect of the provision of
      CE services offered by the Company.


      Customer expresses dissatisfaction verbally or in writing.

      A representative of the Company will attempt to resolve
      situation with the customer either verbally or in writing.

      If this is not possible, then the representative
      of the Company who receives complaint shall notify
      Charles D. Safford, LCSW, CE Director who will document
      the complaint in the Grievance Log. The Grievance Log
      shall include the following information. Customer name;
      Nature of complaint; Identification of those involved;
      Date complaint received and by whom; Summary of
      follow-up activities; Date grievance referred
      to Executive Committee, if necessary; Date of resolution

      Charles D. Safford, LCSW, CE Director will be responsible
      for collecting relevant information about the grievance,
      for taking action to resolve the grievance and for documenting
      all progress.

      Charles D. Safford, LCSW, CE Director will attempt to resolve
      the complaint between the parties involved. If no satisfaction
      results, Charles D. Safford, LCSW, CE Director will present
      the situation to the Executive Committee for a decision.

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      receive in writing all grievance facts and decisions.

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      resolution of the complaint.

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