Ethics in the Helping Profession

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  • Review the historical context of the evolution of ethics in the helping profession.
  • Become familiar with ethical issues, principles, and standards involved in work in the helping profession.
  • Become familiar with the ethical principles in the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Codes of Ethics.
  • Apply and defend knowledge gained to practical situations experienced in the helping profession
  • Examine the role of personal values and ethics in the therapeutic process
  • Identify the steps specific to ethical decision-making models.
  • Review issues that arise in online counseling, cultural awareness, personal and professional boundaries, ethical and legal issues, and standards for ethical practice
  • Develop the ability to think critically and creatively about cases and to articulate how clinicians might deal with ethical issues involved in case vignettes

Outline: Part One

  • Ethical Guidelines
  • Purposes of Ethical Codes
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Values and the Helping Relationship

Outline: Part Two

  • Client Rights and Counselor Responsibility
  • Multicultural Perspectives and Diversity Issues
  • Confidentiality
  • Managing Boundaries and Multiple Relationships
  • Professional Competence and Training

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors

Content level: Beginner to intermediate

3 CE hour credits approved by NAADAC & NBCC

Course Features

  • Lectures 4
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to Intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 41
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes

    • Lecture1.1
      Ethics in the Helping Profession Part One Video
    • Lecture1.2
      Ethics in the Helping Profession Part Two Video
  • Course Evaluation 1

    • Lecture2.1
      Ethics in the Helping Profession Course Evaluation
  • QUIZ 1

    • Lecture3.1
      Ethics in the Helping Profession
Rawson Carlin, B.A., M.A., M. Div., D. Min.; Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (North Carolina #LCMHC-5278); Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (North Carolina #LCAS-1086); Certified Clinical Supervisor (North Carolina #CCS-603); North Carolina Problem Gambling Provider; National Certified Counselor #NCC-209297; Master Addiction Counselor #MAC-507109; Distance Certified Counselor #1464; and a DOT registered Substance Abuse Professional; and Ordained Minister with over 30 years of counseling experience. He is the founder and president of E Care Counseling, PLLC in Mooresville, NC where he is in private practice providing addiction and mental health counseling, supervises substance abuse counselors, and presents NAADAC and NBCC approved education for counselors via webinars. Rawson completed a residential substance abuse treatment program over 40 years ago and has never had a slip or relapse. He directed Teen Challenge programs, faith-based therapeutic communities for clients with addiction disorders, for 11 years in three states, and has pastored churches. He has been active in substance abuse treatment for over 30 years including employed as an addiction therapist serving veterans for almost 8 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs, in-home crisis counselor, a counselor with Georgia Department of Corrections for 8 years, for 5 years as a counselor with a physician treating patients with opioid use disorders, and has also been providing distance counseling online for about 14 years. He is a public speaker making presentations at conferences, schools, and churches.