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Ethics and Boundary Issues ( Archived )

Ethics and Boundary

For the Mental Health Practitioner

IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.

Course Description

Effective March 2005, the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling requires 3 CH of continuing education on ethics for relicensure. Iowa mental health practitioners are also required to obtain 3 hours of continuing education on this subject. This course has been created to satisfy those requirements, specifically.

Purpose and Objectives

The purpose is to inform the practitioner of ethical requirements, ethical theories and ethical problem solving. At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Examine the major ethical requirements for mental health practitioners in regard to professional accountability, professional practices, therapeutic strategies, business practices and HIPPA.
  • Review the major elements of ethical theories and systems.
  • Consider professional ethical violations against the backdrop of contemporary culture
  • Note the difference and similarities between ethics and legal requirements.

About the Author

Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD

Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.

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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.

Board Approval Information

Ethics and Boundary
For the Mental Health Practitioner

Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Provider No. 50-435; and the Iowa Boards of Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists, Sponsor No. 1-05, and Social Work Examiners, Sponsor No. 334.

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