Professional Ethics & Law, Tennessee Counselors


About the Course
This course is intended to provide details on professional ethics, professional values, and Tennessee law for counselors and marriage/family therapists. It emphasizes the importance of professional values and ethics and identifies the role and impact of laws for these professionals, so that practitioners can prevent unethical or unlawful behaviors in their practice and provide exceptional patient care.? 

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the Tennessee Professional Health Board and Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Pastoral Therapists laws and rules.
  • Explain the importance of professional values and ethics in mental health practice.
  • Identify the role and the impact of law in mental health practice.
  • Recognize and distinguish between problematic and non-problematic boundary issues in mental health practice.
  • Describe ways mental health practitioners can prevent unethical or illegal behaviors in daily practice.
  • Identify elements and conditions of informed consent.
  • Restate the basic requirements of HIPAA and the Privacy Rule as it relates to practice.
  • Identify a protocol for ethical decision making. 

About the Author/Presenter

Anne Horgan, LCSW?completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) with a major in psychology and minors in sociology and education. She went on to obtain her master’s at the University of Chicago Social Service Administration program.  

Anne is currently a mental health therapist and clinical manager in the state of Oregon. She carries 15 years of experience in several areas including emergency department/crisis work, medical social work and hospital management, psychotherapy, Partial Hospital Program and Intensive Outpatient Program therapy, and community mental health, and she works with populations including, but not limited to, depressive disorders, anxiety and panic, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), postpartum mental health, self-esteem/identity conflicts, psychosis, mania, adjustment issues, parenting, substance use, relationship conflicts, and loss. Anne also provides clinical supervision to associates training for licensure. 


How to Receive Credit 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 5-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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Accreditations and Approvals
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