This 5 CE combination course contains two educational requirements (medical errors and ethics and boundary issues) for individuals who are renewing licensure as a marriage and family therapist, social worker or mental health counselor in the state of Florida. This combination package is approved by the licensure board. Program Services updates licensee credit record at CE Broker.

Available as a live course for contracted groups. Contact us for information.

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

Revised 2022

Combination Course Description  This is a board approved 5 CE combination course including the required license renewal courses for Florida Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors. Contains Mental Health Practice Error Vignettes and Ethics and Boundary Issues: Multiple Relationships.

CE Broker#: 20-326727

Mental Health Practice Error Vignettes Description: This 2 CE course invites learners to read and consider four mental health practice error vignettes published by DHHS, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.   Each vignette is followed by processing questions which the learner considers before reading the commentaries provided. Learners determine how well they perform the risk assessment and analysis function implemented as part of root cause analysis.

1. Participants will be able to identify the type of error in each vignette.
2. Participants will be able to identify the root cause of each scenario described.
3. Participants will be able to identify safety improvements for each vignette.

CE Credits: 2

Hour One: Vignette One, Processing Questions, Vignette Two.
Hour Two: Processing Questions Vignette Three, Processing Questions.

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

Purpose: To provide information error situations in mental health practice to help practitioners reduce and prevent practice missteps.

Ethics and Boundary Issues: Multiple Relationships Description:  The ethical dilemma of multiple relationships continues to hold the attention of ethics commissions across all the major counseling disciplines. This study is inclusive of the five major professions; psychology, social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy and addictions professionals and will acquaint the reader with the current guidelines. The study concentrates on the area of non-sexual multiple relationships and rather than discuss various specific multiple relationships. The learner will obtain an enhanced understanding of the line between crossing a boundary and violating a boundary.

1. Participants will be able to describe the shift in thinking regarding multiple relationships in clinical practice.
2. Participants will be able to differentiate between a boundary crossing and a boundary violation.
3. Participants will be able to discuss the differences in ethics codes regarding multiple relationships across five counseling professions.
4. Participants will be able to describe two classifications of multiple relationships.
5. Participants will be prepared to manage multiple relationships through evaluating assumptions, reviewing for cognitive errors and utilizing recommended steps.

CE Credits: 3

Hour One: Overview; definitions.
Hour Two: Professional codes as they pertain to multiple relationships.
Hour Three: Management of multiple relationships.

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

Purpose: To provide information on ethics and boundary issues to assist practitioners in resolving ethical dilemmas.

Target audience: Social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, registered interns and provisional licensees in these professions.

National Board for Certified Counselors (N.B.C.C.) Program Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #: 5978.                  
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.           
Program Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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 Certification Board, Inc. #159A

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