Upcoming CEU Courses
The following upcoming continuing education workshops as indicated meet the Composite Board Requirements for approved ethics. They are approved by LPCAGA and soon, NBCC National Board for Certified Counselors. Courses also meet LCSW and LMFT requirements.The primary goal of Eric’s workshops? Reducing fear and anxiety about ethics. All my courses include 7 essential elements of ethics and maintaining good license hygiene.
Ethics: Understanding and Avoiding Licensing Board Complaints
Whereas there are many professional association codes of ethics, if you want to maintain your license the Composite Board uses only Rule Chapter 135-7 "Code of Ethics" in it’s enforcement of licensee complaints. Other codes of ethics even conflict with Georgia 135-7. The purpose of this workshop is to explain the process by which complaints are investigated. Participants bring actual ethical dilemmas for guidance.
1) Demonstrate understanding of the process of composite board complaints.
2) Through a line by line analysis of 135-7 demonstrate an understanding of how composite board ethics are applied.
3) Participants will learn how to simplify and analyze ethical dilemmas.
Ethics: Freedom and Anxiety Free Supervision
This supervision ethics workshop will teach you the process for reaching the ultimate goal in providing clinical supervision: freedom from apprehension, anxiety, tentativeness, and concerns about supervisor liabilities so you can focus on developing your supervisees into competent therapists.
1) Participants will demonstrate knowledge of critical factors in interviewing and selecting candidates for supervision.
2) Participants will demonstrate how to implement supervision that is authoritative and goal directed yet mentoring and development-focused.
3) Participants will demonstrate abilities to remove constraints and obstacles and allow supervision to be more enjoyable and rewarding.
Ethics: Telemental Health: After the Dust Settles
Digital and virtual counseling is rapidly advancing. Every system has vulnerabilities and points of exploitation of information. HIPAA compliance does not cover the irreconcilable dilemmas of treating clients via the web. In the future, safe telemental health will evolve.
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Course Objectives: Participants will:
1) Demonstrate understanding of which electronic communications protect your license.
2) Demonstrate understanding of how actual interactions and verbage impact telemental health risk.
3) How to develop a safe system that protects the client and your license.
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Ethics: How Female Therapists Violate Sexual Boundaries
Sexual contact with clients is a felony in Georgia. Female therapists are vulnerable to sexual boundary crossings as are males. The purpose of this workshop is to aid participants in recognizing the red flags that lead to sexual contact.
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1) Demonstrate understanding of how sexual boundary crossings evolve into boundary violations.
2) Observe the process of the development of a boundary crossing.
3) Develop tools to be preemptive in this process.
Ethics and DSM V: Diagnosing and Comprehensive Assessment of Perceptual Disturbance.
Coming Soon! "Ethics and DSM V: Diagnosing and Comprehensive Assessment of Perceptual Disturbance" 5 hours CEU educational course. This unique approach to training mental health professionals in diagnosing focuses upon a factor common in all mental disorders: perceptual disturbance. Disturbance in perception is a cornerstone of diagnosing accurately. This continuing educational training also helps participants determine how to ethically and empathetically discuss patients' diagnoses. This approach will enable clinicians to identify a range of mood, substance use, and functional disorders of perception and psychosis.