ND Social Work Full CE Requirement 10-Hour Package
Courses included in this package. Click on a course to learn more.
- Keeping Clients Safe: Error and Safety in Behavioral Health Settings 3Course Release date: 7/10/2023
This course focuses on five major components of the problem of medical error for behavioral health professionals. The first section describes the severity of the problem of medical error in the U.S. and outlines the evolution of the patient safety movement. The second section introduces concepts from human factors research that are essential to understanding the complexity of patient safety, and also outlines the importance of a culture of safety. The third section presents three basic strategies to reduce harm: Safety briefings, root cause analysis, and full disclosure. A fourth section addresses three error-prone situations that are common in behavioral health settings: Inadequate assessment of suicide risk, failure to comply with mandatory reporting laws, and failure to detect medical conditions that have psychological symptoms. The final section describes the psychosocial needs of survivors of medical error and their families. This course is intended for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and advanced practice and psychiatric nurses.
- Managing Professional Boundaries 3
Course release date: 10/9/2023
About the Course
This course is intended for healthcare professionals who provide care to clients/patients. The course discusses professional standards and principles for providing safe ethical care, how those standards are reflected in clinical boundaries, common boundary dilemmas faced by clinicians, and how to apply a decision-making model to navigate boundary situations. The course also meets the New York requirement for 3 CEU’s on professional boundaries required for psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists.
- Professional Ethics and Law 4Course Release Date: 5/11/2022
About the Course
In practicing a profession, three interrelated but distinct areas come into play: professional values, ethics, and the law. Although all three areas are related to one another, sometimes they can conflict with one another. Sometimes, also, values can conflict with other values, as can ethics. When ethics conflict, an ethical dilemma results.
When professional values conflict with professional ethics, the organized and generally agreed-upon framework of an ethical code is vital. When ethics and the law collide, it may be necessary to consult the relevant professional organization. The American Medical Association, for example, has become involved when the law required that a physician be present at an execution. The AMA code of ethics explicitly forbids physicians from participating in capital punishment (Henry, 2018).
This intermediate course is intended to provide healthcare professionals such as social workers with an overview of how professional values, ethics, and the law come into play in mental health practice.