Ethics: The Major Moral Theories in Applied Ethics*

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This training will be on two consecutive Thursdays, November 12th and November 19th from 4:00-5:30 PM EST. total of 3 CE.


Course Description: Many of us strive to be ethical in our personal and professional lives. But most of us have little idea of the major moral theories underlying our ethical decision-making.  This webinar will start with a tour of the history of ethics from our religious, philosophical, and psychological heritage.  Next, we will look at the advantages and disadvantages of the four major ethical theories and approaches-including the consequentialist (outcomes-based), the deontological (duty-based), and blended approaches. And finally, we will construct our personal ethical philosophy and develop a checklist to better manage ethical conundrums in our clinical practices.


  • Discuss the historical underpinnings of the major ethical theories.
  • Explain the theories from meta, normative, and practical vantage points.
  • Recognize that each ethical perspective has both advantages and disadvantages.
  • Develop an ethical perspective that meets our personal and professional needs.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors
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 3
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 1.5 hours each sessions total of 3 CE
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 8
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self

    • Lecture1.1
      Ethics: The Major Moral Theories in Applied Ethics Part One
    • Lecture1.2
      Ethics: The Major Moral Theories in Applied Ethics Part Two

    • Lecture2.1
      Ethics: The Major Moral Theories in Applied Ethics
  • QUIZ 1

    • Quiz3.1
      Ethics: The Major Moral Theories in Applied Ethics 15 questions