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Ethics in Therapy: Quick Tips I is a 1-hour online course. This course addresses a variety of ethics topics in the form of seven archived articles from The National Psychologist. Topics include: office bookstore should not be for profit; ethical, effective marketing for your private practice; impact of law on psychology; duty to warn is now duty to protect; test givers must be qualified; to collect or not to collect; and duty to warn, protect differs in HIV cases. This course is intended to provide psychotherapists of all specialties with a set of brief, practical tips for dealing with ethical dilemmas that present themselves in everyday practice. Course #10-41 | 2011 | 12 pages | 9 posttest questions
Ethics in Psychotherapy: Practical Tips I is a 2-hour online course. This course addresses a variety of topics in psychotherapy ethics in the form of archived articles from The National Psychologist. Included are ethics articles on psychologist prescription privileges, answering a licensing board complaint, clinical supervision, military proceedings, automation, fee setting, custody recommendations, life coaching, and more. Course #20-15 | 2006 | 24 pages | 12 posttest questions
Ethics in Psychotherapy: Practical Tips II is a 2-hour online course. This online course for psychotherapists of all specialties addresses a variety of ethics topics in the form of 13 archived articles from The National Psychologist. Included are monographs on multiple relationships, self-care, documentation, technology in practice, standards on therapist accessibility, client confidentiality, responding to a subpoena, multicultural competence, ethics of rural practice, current threats to practice privacy, therapist disclosure, and HIPAA “psychotherapy notes.” Closeout Course #20-21 | 2007 | 23 pages | 13 posttest questions
Ethics in Psychotherapy: Practical Tips III is a 2-hour online course. This course for psychotherapists of all specialties addresses a variety of ethics topics in the form of 12 archived articles from The National Psychologist. Included are monographs on the “do no harm” principle, competencies in expanding to new areas of practice, mandatory reporting, the principle of beneficence, avoiding client bias in custody cases, avoiding legal and ethical pitfalls with borderline patients, unacceptable patient behavior, delegation of work to others, integrating spirituality and religion into clinical practice, legal and ethical restraints in advertising, boundary “crossings” vs. boundary “violations,” and the ethical and legal necessity of a professional will. Course #20-27 | 2008 | 22 pages | 19 posttest questions
Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips I is a 2-hour online course. This course for psychotherapists of all specialties addresses a variety of ethics and risk management topics in the form of 11 archived articles fromThe National Psychologist. Included are monographs on special handling for high-risk clients, risks of online therapy, identification of high-risk clients, protecting privacy, a HIPAA update, ethics in teaching, therapist/patient sex, the psychological autopsy as a risk management tool, insurance and the ethics of termination, and privacy concerns in group therapy. Course #20-28 | 2008 | 22 pages | 18 posttest questions
Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips II is a 2-hour online course. This course for psychotherapists of all specialties addresses a variety of ethics and risk management topics in the form of 13 archived articles fromThe National Psychologist. Included are monographs on ethical conflicts in risk management, risk in the forensic arena, understanding the duty to warn, obligations of faculty and supervisors, records management, confidentiality and laptops, managing licensing board complaints, telepsychology guidelines, and using caution in online sharing. Course #20-34 | 2009 | 26 pages | 20 posttest questions
Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips III is a 2-hour online course. This course addresses a variety of ethics and risk management topics in the form of 14 archived articles from The National Psychologist. Topics include: disclosure of records during a legal proceeding, psychologists as crisis negotiators, boundary issues and multiple relationships, HIPAA changes driven by the federal economic stimulus plan, duty-to-warn, treating “perfect” and “not-so-perfect” patients, documentation and use of the internet, psychological response to recession, child safety online, insurance limits on coverage, positioning for change in the healthcare industry, personal versus professional comments in the media, treating several people who have a relationship, and progress towards DSM-V. This course is intended for psychotherapists of all specialties. Course #20-40 | 2010 | 26 pages | 24 posttest questions
Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips IV is a 2-hour online course. This course addresses a variety of ethics and risk management topics in the form of 12 archived articles from The National Psychologist. Topics include: the risks and benefits of alternative treatment; Medicare puts providers in peril; the treatment of children whose parents are in the process of divorcing; keeping client needs uppermost in termination; the pitfalls facing psychologists who become involved in their patients’ custody disputes; security is necessary for test validity; tips for working with the duty to protect; are anger, violence and radical ideologies mental illness or different beliefs?; the role of the psychologist; issues in determining top authorship in publications; managing multiple relationships; and LGBQT issues in psychotherapy. This course is intended for psychotherapists of all specialties. Course #20-41 | 2010 | 25 pages | 16 posttest questions
Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips V is a 2-hour online course. This course addresses a variety of ethics and risk management topics in the form of 14 archived articles from The National Psychologist. Topics include: (1) Is it kosher for a psychotherapist to serve as an expert witness? (2) Weighing patient’s rights against psychologist’s rights (3) Techno breaches could cost practitioners big bucks (4) Custody cases require special training (5) Too many rules – Risk Management (6) Pay me now, pay me later (7) Business of Practice and Ethics (8) Not all nations share APA’s ethics standards (9) Student/professor dating always questionable (10) Therapists need a strong back-up plan (11) Ethics primer addresses core issues (12) Wintering south can create ethics problems (13) Confidentiality in the 21st Century – Risk Management (14) The fiduciary heart of ethics. This course is intended for psychotherapists of all specialties. Course #20-69 | 2012 | 27 pages | 15 posttest questions
Ethics and Social Media is a 2-hour online course. Is it useful or appropriate (or ethical or therapeutic) for a therapist and a client to share the kinds of information that are routinely posted on Social Networking Services (SNS) like Facebook, Twitter, and others? How are psychotherapists to handle “Friending” requests from clients? What are the threats to confidentiality and therapeutic boundaries that are posed by the use of social media sites, texts, or tweets in therapist-client communication? The purpose of this course is to offer psychotherapists the opportunity to examine their practices in regard to the use of social networking services in their professional relationships and communications. Included are ethics topics such as privacy and confidentiality, boundaries and multiple relationships, competence, the phenomenon of friending, informed consent, and record keeping. A final section offers recommendations and resources for the ethical use of social networking and the development of a practice social media policy.
Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips VI is a 2-hour online course. This course addresses a variety of ethics and risk management topics in the form of 15 archived articles from The National Psychologist and is intended for psychotherapists of all specialties.
Ethics & Boundaries in Psychotherapy is a 3-hour online course. This course gives psychotherapists the tools they need to resolve the common and not-so-common ethical and boundary issues and dilemmas that they may expect to encounter in their everyday professional practice. Among the topics discussed are definitions of boundaries; resolving conflicts between ethics and the law; boundary crossings vs. boundary violations; multiple relationships; sexual misconduct; codes of ethics of the APA, NASW, NBCC, and AAMFT; privacy and confidentiality in the age of HIPAA and the Patriot Act; ethics issues with dangerous clients; boundary issues in clinical supervision; ethics and cultural competency; technology and ethical boundaries; fees and financial relationships; termination of psychotherapy; and a 17-step model for ethical decision making. * This course satisfies the ethics & boundaries requirement for biennial relicensure of Florida mental health professionals.
Ethical Decision Making for Counselors: A Practical Model is a 3-hour online course. From time to time, counselors are confronted with ethical dilemmas that are difficult to resolve. Although ethical decision-making models provide guidelines as to how counselors should proceed in such matters, they do not always do so in a pragmatic manner. The purpose of this course is to provide counselors with an intuitive method of resolving ethical dilemmas that is grounded in best practices as outlined in the professional literature as well as the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics (2005). Topics include the differences between ethics and the law, identifying moral principles which underlie the ethical practice of counseling, and how to apply a practical approach to ethical decision-making. This course is written in a conversational style and includes mnemonics to assist in learning the material and drawing upon this knowledge as necessary when ethical dilemmas arise throughout one’s career. Course #30-44 | 2009 | 32 pages | 23 posttest questions
Ethics & Law in Florida Psychology is a 3-hour online course. The purpose of this course is to ensure that Florida-licensed psychologists are fully aware of the ethical and legal privileges and constraints under which they are licensed to practice in the State of Florida. It provides the opportunity for a comprehensive reading of the APA Code of Ethics and the three sets of statutes and rules governing the practice of psychology in Florida. Completing this course will fulfill the requirement that licensed psychologists in Florida complete each biennial renewal period three hours of continuing education on professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology. * This course satisfies the ethics and law requirement for biennial relicensure for Florida psychologists. Course #30-71 | 2014 | 40 pages | 21 posttest questions
Ethics CE Course for Dietitians
Ethics for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists is a 1-hour online course. This course addresses the ethics of practice in nutrition and dietetics in today’s world and satisfies the requirement of the Commission on Dietetic Registration that RDs and DTRs complete a minimum of 1 CPEU of Continuing Professional Education in Ethics (Learning Need Code 1050) during each 5-year recertification cycle in order to recertify. The practice and business of nutrition and dietetics grow and change but ethical practices remain paramount regardless. Potential situations arise that require a review of what the ethical solution(s) should be. This course includes real-life scenarios so you can utilize the profession’s Code of Ethics to identify these ethical issues and come up with solutions and ways to avoid unethical behaviors. Course #10-60 | 2014 | 10 pages | 7 posttest questions
Ethics CE Courses for Occupational Therapists
Ethics for Occupational Therapists is a 3-hour online course. Ethical and moral issues pervade our lives, especially in the healthcare arena. Occupational Therapists are frequently confronted with a variety of ethical and moral dilemmas, and their decisions can have long-range effects both professionally and personally. Why does one decision win out over another? What does the decision process involve? How do these decisions impact those involved? This course will address these questions, as well as many of the common dilemmas that Occupational Therapists face in daily practice. Course #30-42 | 2011 | 37 pages | 15 posttest questions