Title: Leadership, Authority and Ethical Decision Making for More Advanced Clinicians
Description: The objective of this intermediate course on ethics is to deepen the understanding of the process of making ethical decisions, with a focus on the importance of leadership issues that are involved in ethical decision making. This course includes a brief review of concepts presented in yourceus.com’s introductory course on the ethical decision making process, and provides a number of scenarios to highlight some of the concepts presented in the training program. When the trainee completes this course, he or she will have a better understanding of the following:
1) Key principles of leadership and their relation to clinical practice
2) Key leadership skills and their relation to clinical practice
3) What is involved in defining the correct mission in clinical work with clients
4) Key principles related to professional authority, and the proper uses of professional authority
5) The relationship between humility and effective practice with clients
6) The difference between legal, moral, and ethical modes of examining complex situations
7) The role of the clinician’s and the client’s values in a leadership oriented ethical approach
This course will also serve to reinforce important understandings related to each mental health clinician's obligations towards protecting the integrity of his/her profession.
This intermediate level course is primarily designed for clinicians in the intermediate stages of their career, or for more senior clinicians reviewing basic concepts in this area.
This course was written by Charles D. Safford, LCSW, President of yourceus.com, Inc., with guidance and input from other senior yourceus.com, Inc. course developers and from NASW GA. Mr. Safford has over 20 years of post-master’s experience as a clinician, and has over fifteen years of experience as a training developer and trainer in business and clinical settings.
This course is approved for 5 contact hours in core or ethics by the following certifying bodies:
National approvals accepted in most states:
The National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider number 6071
yourceus.com, Inc., provider #1104, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.
yourCEUs.com, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2014 to 11/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 8 clinical continuing education clock hours.
The National Association of Social Workers through approval by NASW GA
States with their own approval process:
The Minnesota Board of Social Work, Provider #CEP-1
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number, BAP #50-2193
Texas Pre-approved Social Worker Provider Number: SW 5089 Contact at: www.dshs.state.tx.us/socialwork/
Texas Pre-approved Counselor Provider Number: PC 2405 Contact at: www.dshs.state.tx.us/counselors/
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board #RCS060501
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation #159.000931