The course discusses the principles underlying all codes of ethical conduct in the behavioral health professions. Distinctions are made between terms as they pertain to ethics. Several models for making decisions in ethical dilemmas are presented and discussed.

This course is applicable to all mental health professionals, including non-Florida psychologists, in the area of ethical decision making. Approved for Florida LCSW, LMFT and LMHC and for psychologists outside Florida.

Psychologists Note: THIS COURSE IS NOT THE CORRECT SELECTION FOR FLORIDA PSYCHOLOGISTS!!! Florida psychologists need to order the version of this course with the title. (Florida Ethics and Statutes Affecting the Practice of Psychology: Ethical Decision Making)

Note: The content may meet requirements in other states as well please check our approvals page and your state board. Resources provided are for all fifty states.

Available as a live course. Contact us for information.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised 2018

Description: This study acquaints practitioners with decision-making steps for evaluating ethical dilemmas. The course discusses the principles underlying the codes of ethical conduct in the behavioral health professions.  Distinctions are made between terms as they pertain to ethics. Several models for making decisions in ethical dilemmas are presented and discussed.

Objectives:
1.  Learners will be able to utilize five decision-making models for evaluating ethical dilemmas.
2.  Learners will be able to discuss ten barriers to ethical decision making.
3.  Learners will be able to describe common unethical actions among mental health professionals.
Learning Assessment:
1.  Participants will be able to define ethics.
2.  Participants will be able to identify five sources of ethical standards.
3.  Participants will be able to identify four areas of common unethical behavior.
4.  Participants will be able to discuss ten barriers to ethical decision making.
5.  Participants will be able to describe and utilize five decision-making models for resolving ethical dilemmas.
6.  Participants will be able to list nine common excuses for unethical behavior.

CE Credits: 3

Agenda:
Hour One: Definitions and principles informing counseling ethics, Five sources of ethical standards. Four areas of common unethical behavior.
Hour Two: Ten barriers to ethical decision making, Decision-making models. 
Hour Three: Decision-making models.  Excuses for unethical behavior.

CE Broker#:  20-10707

Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.

Content Area: Ethics, Confidentiality, Legal and regulatory, Professional orientation/readiness, Risk management.

Purpose: To prepare practitioners to be able to utilize various decision-making models for the exploration and resolution of ethical dilemmas.

Target Audience: School psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals.

Approvals:
Program Services Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Program Services Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Program Services is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. #5978
 
Social Work State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education: Program Services is directly approved in Florida and Alabama for Social Workers
States that accept Program Services credits because of our national approvals: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin 
Accepts Program Services credits because we hold another state SW board approval: Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia Cross-disciplinary
States with no specified requirements/limitations or self- submit after the fact Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico 
Program Services credits not available for Social Work in these states: Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana
 
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) #86395
Florida Board of Nursing FBN #2456 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling:  BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Office of School Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Certification Board, Inc. #159A
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners #0339
Georgia Board of Nursing  CEBroker provider #50-1651
South Carolina Board of Nursing  CEBroker provider #50-1651
District Columbia Board of Nursing CEBroker provider #50-1651
Allied profession approvals can be found at https://www.programservices.org/approvals?other=true

Online Course

CE Broker#:
20-10707
CE Credits:
3
Price:
$30.00