The objective of this course is
to instruct mental health clinicians
in the use of the best practice
ethical decision making models
for addressing complex ethical dilemmas.


When the trainee completes this course,
he or she will:

1) Grasp the most important models
for addressing and resolving ethical dilemmas
2) Understand factors that may impact
the use of the best practices approaches
3) Learn the special complications created
by ethical practice with clients from
non-majority cultures
4) Comprehend the factors involved in
cultural competency
5) Know the model for addressing ethical
decision making in cross-cultural counseling

This course is designed for mental health clinicians
in the early to intermediate stage of their career,
or for clinicians seeking review in this area..

This course was written by Sally Sutton, MA, MSSW,
Senior Policy Analyst at the Institute for Health
Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University
of Southern Maine. Ms. Sutton completed her graduate
work in social work and public policy and administration
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In addition to over 25 years work as a social justice
advocate, managing nonprofits and being involved
in the debate on many public policy issues impacting
social workers and their clients, Ms. Sutton has taught
graduate level courses in legal and ethical issues
in social work, provided continuing education workshops
on the same topics, and currently serves as an officer
on the board of the state chapter of the NASW
as well as on that group’s ethics committee.


Approvals: 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. 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.", Inc., provider #1104, is approved
to offer social work continuing education by the Association
of Social Work Boards (ASWB), 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., Inc. maintains responsibility for this course.

ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2023 to 11/15/2026.

Social workers participating in this course will receive;
3 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 3 contact hours in ethics