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Ethics and Boundary Issues in Professional Counseling

Course #: 06-138

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CE Credit Hours: 4.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CE Course Description

This course was developed using information provided by the American Counseling Association (ACA) to give an overview of the professional organization's Code of Ethics. The Code enables the association to clarify to current and future members, and to those served by members, the nature of the ethical responsibilities held in common by those who work in the counseling field. The course provides valuable advice to assist counselors when they are faced with ethical dilemmas that are difficult to resolve, in order to engage in a carefully considered ethical decision-making process.

CE Course Objectives


1. Define the purposes of the ACA Code of Ethics as it assists members in constructing a professional course of action that best serves those utilizing counseling services and best promotes the values of the counseling profession.

2. Evaluate the counselor's role in encouraging client growth and development in ways that promote the formation of healthy relationships, while at the same time creating an ongoing partnership, establishing and upholding appropriate boundaries, and maintaining confidentiality.

3. Summarize the counselor's responsibility to give back to the profession and to develop positive working relationships and systems of communication with colleagues in order to enhance services to clients.

4. Recognize ethical considerations in client evaluation and assessment, in supervising and training others in the profession, and the appropriate steps to resolving ethical dilemmas.


Instructor Notes
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.

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We will disclose, in advance, any proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service, or material to be discussed during the learning event, as well as the source of any third-party compensation related to the presentation. This policy applies to both our organization and contractors. If such proprietary/financial interests exist, we will publish a disclaimer in marketing or instructional materials for a course.

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