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Of course, most therapists do not knowingly get themselves tangled up in difficult situations.
Some stumble into trouble without recognizing what’s in store down the road.
This course material will equip mental health professionals to gain a basic understanding of core ethical principles and standards related to the topics discussed and to ethical decision making generally, but cannot cover every possible circumstance.
When in doubt, we advise consultation with knowledgeable colleagues and/or professional association ethics committees.
Earlier work, including some of our own, focused heavily on step-by-step prescriptions for arriving at a decision most likely to lead to the “best“ ethical outcome.
More recent writings stress how factors such as emotions, personal vulnerabilities, personality, and situational contexts influence how we make decisions, including ethical ones.
Course format (distance learning - online activity). Net has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP #6323.You may confront a situation that offers no choice but to make decisions with ethical implications under ambiguous circumstances.Your own life may feel out of control (e.g., messy divorce, severe economic downturn, or addiction).Some decisions will be easy because the guidelines are clear and the matter itself is inappropriate but no harm will likely result.Others may be more difficult because the guidelines or circumstances are unclear and the wrong decision could carry consequences for others or yourself.