Professional Ethics: Challenging Ethical Dilemmas


Course Overview

We will begin by applying our current, personal ethical discernment to several short clinical case vignettes, paying particular attention to the ethical priorities we tend to privilege. Next, we review the most significant ethical theories and approaches that have stood the test of time, and how they might lend insight into clinical situations. And finally, we will attempt to construct a more comprehensive, conscious approach and process to more effectively day-to-day ethical dilemmas.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the clinical vignettes to consider how we personally prefer to approach ethical situations.
  • Explain the overview of the three general theories and schools of ethical theory.
  • Formulate an integrated approach to help guide our ethical decision-making, and reconsider any impacts on our previous ethical dilemmas.
  • Establish a process or checklist to carry us through challenging ethical clinical situations.

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

Content level: Beginner to intermediate

3 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC, & NBCC

State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDPB # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 4
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1025
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
  • Video Recording
    • Lecture.1
      Professional Ethics: Challenging Ethical Dilemmas Part One
    • Lecture.2
      Professional Ethics: Challenging Ethical Dilemmas Part Two
  • Course Evaluation
    • Lecture.1
      Professional Ethics: Challenging Ethical Dilemmas
  • Quiz
    • Lecture.1
      Professional Ethics: Challenging Ethical Dilemmas

Jim C. Anderson, LPC, LCAS, CSAT, began his career working in inpatient psychiatric settings in both Maine and California-eventually serving as the Director of Outpatient Services for both psychiatric and substance abuse services. His focus shifted more directly into substance abuse work with a position as Clinical Director at Azure Acres in California, a founding residential facility of the Camp Recovery Centers-an organization which grew to become one of the largest provider of substance abuse services in the nation. In 2002, he relocated his young family to Davidson, NC, and took a position (and eventually partnered with his supervisor to own) two substance abuse education clinics in Charlotte and Mooresville, NC. He formed ‘Conscious Sense, LLC’ in 2008-a private practice in Cornelius, NC, which specializes in sexual addiction and partner trauma, spiritual growth & development, and integral therapy for individuals and couples. He has presented throughout his twenty year career, including audiences with the FBI, the NC Licensed Professional Counselors Association, several college/university settings, and regular CEU trainings with provider organizations in North Carolina.