Behavioral Health : Counselor: Doing the Right Thing: Essential Ethics in Practice, Revised 1st Edition
29.95
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Elective
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About the Course
Social workers and mental health professionals need to be aware of ethical issues and dilemmas in their practice and follow a well-reasoned process that results in informed and insightful ethical resolutions to contemporary dilemmas. Practitioners must grapple with issues related to client autonomy, confidentiality, informed consent, and scarce resources. Careful ethical deliberation and professional competence in initiating discussions with clients about these issues are essential and required skills of helping professionals. This basic-level course is designed to address the ethical challenges encountered by the beginning practitioner as well as by professionals with advanced skills. The overarching theme of this course is that good professional practice requires an awareness of ethical issues that may arise in practice, and demands a reasoned approach toward ethical analysis, decision making, and action.  

This beginning level course focuses on professional values and identity and the responsibilities of social workers and other professionals in providing ethically sound care to clients. The course provides information about a practitioner's identification and resolutions of ethical dilemmas, including ethical decision making models, the influence of competing professional values on the decision making process, and required professional competencies. The codes of ethics and professional standards from the professions of social work (NASW, 2017), psychology (APA, 2017), and counseling (ACA, 2014 and AMHCA, 2015) are presented.

Social Workers completing this course receive 3 ethics continuing education credits.
 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the significance of identifying and analyzing ethical dilemmas.
  • Identify the influences of professional values and identity on ethical practice.
  • Describe the historical evolution of social work ethics and the code of ethics.
  • Apply ethical decision-making models to guide resolution of ethical dilemmas.
  • Recognize ethical and legal issues in the therapeutic relationship that give rise to ethical dilemmas.
  • Identify ethical responsibilities in service delivery necessary to ensure sound ethical practice.

About the Author
Kathleen Boland, ACSW, LCSW, PhD, 
holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; an MSW from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York; and a PhD in human development/social work from University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Boland is a professor of social work at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she has been on the social work faculty since the year 2000 and served as associate provost from 2007 to 2010. She previously served as a social worker in a number of community hospitals in Pennsylvania and New York, where she directed and coordinated social work activities for patients and performed quality assurance activities. 

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures
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.
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
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.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

 

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Doing the Right Thing: Essential Ethics in Practice, Revised 1st Edition

29.95
About the Course
Social workers and mental health professionals need to be aware of ethical issues and dilemmas in their practice and follow a well-reasoned process that results in informed and insightful ethical resolutions to contemporary dilemmas. Practitioners must grapple with issues related to client autonomy, confidentiality, informed consent, and scarce resources. Careful ethical deliberation and professional competence in initiating discussions with clients about these issues are essential and required skills of helping professionals. This basic-level course is designed to address the ethical challenges encountered by the beginning practitioner as well as by professionals with advanced skills. The overarching theme of this course is that good professional practice requires an awareness of ethical issues that may arise in practice, and demands a reasoned approach toward ethical analysis, decision making, and action.  

This beginning level course focuses on professional values and identity and the responsibilities of social workers and other professionals in providing ethically sound care to clients. The course provides information about a practitioner's identification and resolutions of ethical dilemmas, including ethical decision making models, the influence of competing professional values on the decision making process, and required professional competencies. The codes of ethics and professional standards from the professions of social work (NASW, 2017), psychology (APA, 2017), and counseling (ACA, 2014 and AMHCA, 2015) are presented.

Social Workers completing this course receive 3 ethics continuing education credits.
 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the significance of identifying and analyzing ethical dilemmas.
  • Identify the influences of professional values and identity on ethical practice.
  • Describe the historical evolution of social work ethics and the code of ethics.
  • Apply ethical decision-making models to guide resolution of ethical dilemmas.
  • Recognize ethical and legal issues in the therapeutic relationship that give rise to ethical dilemmas.
  • Identify ethical responsibilities in service delivery necessary to ensure sound ethical practice.

About the Author
Kathleen Boland, ACSW, LCSW, PhD, 
holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; an MSW from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York; and a PhD in human development/social work from University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Boland is a professor of social work at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she has been on the social work faculty since the year 2000 and served as associate provost from 2007 to 2010. She previously served as a social worker in a number of community hospitals in Pennsylvania and New York, where she directed and coordinated social work activities for patients and performed quality assurance activities. 

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures
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.
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
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.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.