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.
Note: This is an approved 3CE course that meets the Florida Board of Psychology ethics and statutes content requirements for license renewal for Florida psychologists.
491 Licensed Professionals Note: This is not the correct course for LCSW, LMFT or LMHC. Please order the version of this course with the title. (Ethics and Boundary Issues: Ethical Decision Making).
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Approvals are listed in this course description. State-specific courses are generally not applicable to other states.
Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE
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.
1. Learners will be able to utilize the guiding principles that inform the code of ethics.
2. Learners will be able to avoid practice missteps through knowledge of common problems.
3. Learners will be able to choose between five decision-making models for resolving ethical dilemmas.
4. Learners will be able to articulate the changes in relevant Florida statutes affecting psychological practice.
1. Participants will be able to define ethics
2. Participants will be able to discuss the seven principles informing the code of ethics.
3. Participants will be able to identify areas of common unethical behavior.
4. Participants will be able to list nine common excuses for unethical behavior.
5. Participants will be able to discuss ten barriers to ethical decision making.
6. Participants will be able to describe and utilize five decision-making models for resolving ethical dilemmas.
7. Participants will be able to describe relevant statutes and regulations affecting the practice of psychology in Florida.
CE Credits: 3
Hour One: Definitions and principles informing counseling ethics, Five sources of ethical standards. Four areas of common unethical behavior. Ten barriers to ethical decision making, Excuses for unethical behavior.
Hour Two: Decision-making models. Decision-making models.
Hour Three: Florida statutes relevant to psychological practice.
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.
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