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ETH2228 - Using Best Practice Ethical Decision Making Models and the Code of Ethics: A Guide for Mental Health Clinicians

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    Title: Using Best Practice Ethical Decision Making Models and the Code of Ethics: A Guide for Mental Health Clinicians
    Description: The objective of this course is to increase participants’ skills in identifying ethical issues and in applying both their codes of ethics and the best practice ethical decision making models in addressing complex ethical dilemmas. This training will use a number of scenarios to highlight some of the complex ethical dilemmas that mental health clinicians are likely to face. When the trainee completes this course, he or she will:

    -Know the background and basis for the NASW Code of Ethics, the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of Ethics
    -Understand common ethical dilemmas and legal issues affecting social work and counseling practice
    -Grasp the most important models for addressing and resolving ethical dilemmas, and factors that may impact those approaches
    -Comprehend the writings and teachings of the experts in the area of ethics, values, dual relationships and cultural competency

    This course is designed for mental health clinicians in the early to intermediate stage of their career.

    This course was written by Sally Sutton, MA, MSSW. Ms. Sutton is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Institute for Health Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine. 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 Maine state chapter of NASW as well as on that group's ethics committee. 


    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, Inc., provider #1104, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program., 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:

    Texas Pre-approved Counselor Provider Number: PC 2405 Contact at:

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board #RCS060501

    Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation #159.000931