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Ethics and Boundary Issues

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

Edwin Carl Smith, M.S.

As a healer, counselor and author of Relentless Love and Do You See What I See?. Ed brings a unique perspective to healthcare. He is excellent at viewing "the big picture", a skill developed from his interest and study of organization and systems development.

He brings this unique perspective to our Ethics for Mental Health Professionals course. He received his Masters degree in psychology from Eastern Washington University. He currently works as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for a Washington-based firm.

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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