Ethics for Professional Counselors

Ethics for Professional Counselors 

People who seek counseling can be vulnerable as they put their trust in professionals to provide effective support. However, harm might be done if the professional does not pay close attention to the ethical guidelines of the counseling profession. In this course, you will learn about the ethical codes that pertain to professional counselors, as well as the key areas in which ethical issues arise. You also will learn how to identify ethical dilemmas that may not be specifically addressed in any code, but ones that you can address by undertaking an ethical decision-making process. Through review of vignettes and interactive exercises, you will practice applying ethics to situations that you may experience in your daily work. It is beyond the scope of this course to discuss the various state-specific ethics codes, as well as the codes by which providers outside of the U.S. are bound. This course will therefore emphasize the two nationally recognized codes of ethics in the U.S., that of the American Counseling Association and the National Board for Certified Counselors.

$20.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-HHS-0-ETHPC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

National Board for Certified Counselors

2.0 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

2.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

2.0 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-ETHPC
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Identify which code(s) of ethics you must follow to ensure ethical practice in your work with clients.
Describe 3 commonly encountered ethical challenges that affect the counseling relationship and other professional roles and explain how the various ethics codes address these issues.
Apply an ethical decision-making process to help solve an ethical dilemma.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Overview of Professional Ethics A. Mara’s Dilemma B. What Is a Code of Ethics? C. What Code of Ethics Should You Follow? D. NBCC Code of Ethics E. ACA Code of Ethics F. Scope of Ethical Consideration G. Critical Areas for Ethical Consideration H. Casey’s Confusion I. Section Summary Section 3: Ethical Considerations for the Counseling Relationship A. Informed Consent in the Counseling Relationship B. Informed Consent C. Cultural Sensitivity D. Sexual or Romantic Counselor-Client Interactions E. Other Types of Relationships with Clients F. Client Connections Through Social Media G. Role Changes in the Professional Relationship H. Role Definition with Multiple Clients or Group Work I. Termination and Referral Issues J. Nonpayment of Fees K. When Values Clash L. Abandonment M. Let’s Review: Whose Letter is This? N. Section Summary Section 4: Confidentiality and Privacy Issues A. Remember Mara? B. Privacy and Confidentiality: What’s the Difference? C. Respect for Privacy D. Confidentiality E. Limitations and Exceptions to Confidentiality F. The Client Record and Release of Information G. Safeguarding and Retaining Client Records H. Client Access to Records I. Technology and Confidentiality J. Social Media and Privacy K. Disclosure of Research Information L. Linda and Jeff M. Section Summary Section 5: Professional Responsibility A. Self-Awareness and Professional Competence B. Self-Awareness of Impairment C. Identifying Ethical Issues D. The Ethical Dilemma E. An Ethical Decision-Making Model F. Addressing Ethical Concerns with Colleagues G. Representing Professional Qualifications H. Use of Effective and Proven Treatment Approaches I. Let’s Practice: Meet Sophie J. Section Summary Section 6: Ethical Considerations for Supervision and Teaching A. Training and Support for the Supervisor B. Supervising the Counselor C. Diversity and Cultural Issues in Supervision D. Establishing and Maintaining Boundaries with Supervisees E. Counseling Relationships with Supervisees F. The Counselor-In-Training and Self-Disclosure G. Role Definition of the Counselor-Educator and Counselor-In-Training H. Unethical Relationships with the Counselor-In-Training I. Martinez and Sonia J. Section Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. Full Versions of Ethics Codes E. References F. Congratulations! G. Exam H. BrainSparks

Instructor: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Kristen Fuchs MA, LPC, CRC
Kristen achieved a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from The George Washington University. Kristen has experience working with individuals diagnosed with Schizophrenia in settings including Vocational Rehabilitation, Assisted Living Facilities, and Community Support Services. Disclosure: Kristen Fuchs MA, LPC, CRC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Advanced, Entry, Intermediate level Professional Counselors; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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