Welcome to CEU By Net's 'Ethics' Page! We Offer Unique, Non-Traditonal Online Ethics, 'Boundaries', and 'Laws and Rules' CEUs for Mental Health and Addiction Counselors, Therapists, and Social Workers in Texas, Florida, California, Alabama, and Most Other States.
Our unique Ethics Courses are geared to the practical side of what you do in the mental health and addiction field. To go directly to the Ethics Catalog, click here. For an overview of our Ethics Courses and our CE Approvals for counselors and other professionals, read on below.
QUICK SUMMARY OF ETHICS TOPICS:
All of our ETHICS courses are geared to the PRACTICAL ethics-related treatment activities and dilemmas faced by today's mental health and addiction professionals: Social Workers, LMFTs, LEPs, LPCs and other Professional Counselors, Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselors, Pastoral Counselors, and other behavioral health licenses. Quick guide:
The Challenging Ethical Aspects of the Affordable Care Act and Managed Care - How to Survive It. Can you work in this new health care environment and keep your ethics intact? Courses 4D and 3D. 4D is the same as 3D except that it includes additional material and one additional credit hour.
Avoiding the Ethical and Legal Traps in Assessment of Children and Adolescents with Dual Diagnoses. Includes 'Biopsychosocial' and 'Risk Assessment' protocols. It's important to your professional safety, no matter how long you have been in this business. It's Course 3C
The Ethics of Counseling for End of Life Care - Working ethically with clients and their families and partners in multiple situations in which End of Life Care Decisions must be made. This is a research-based study which clearly demonstrates that, although the choices for End of Life Care are inherently individual and circumstantial, they also tend to follow a pattern depending upon the nature of the illness and the age of the patient. End of Care planning with persons in extremely high risk occupations is also addressed. It's Ethics 2D.
New! NAMI's Most Recent Platform for Ethically Working with Families and Clients with Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders. This is a no-holds-barred treatis which covers the work we do within multiple settings - in schools, within the community, in prison, in court, and on death row. There are definitely some surprises here, in terms of how NAMI views 'behavioral health' and the work we do. It's Course 4B.
Courses Are Approved for CEUs, PDHs and Clock Hours by NBCC, Florida CE Broker, Florida Certification Board, California BBS, EACC, TCBAP-TAAP, IC&RC, NAADAC, and Multiple State Boards for Mental Health and Addiction Professionals.
We Offer 5 'Ethics and Boundaries' Courses for Florida LMHC, LCSW, LMFT and CAP - and 16 Hours of 'Laws and Ethics' for California LPCC, LCSW, LMFT, LEP, and State Certified Addiction Counselors to Choose From.
Most States Accept Our Ethics Courses for Most Licenses, Based Upon Our Multiple Certifications.
Our 2-, 3-, and 4-credit hour Ethics Courses are definitely unique and non-traditional, and the topics they cover are diverse. All meet the criteria for 'Ethics and Boundaries' and 'Laws and Ethics' in Florida and California, respectively - and in virtually every other state for Professional Ethics.
THE ETHICS OF MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH CARE REFORM: In two of the courses (Ethics 3D and Ethics 4D), we address important ethical issues related to documentation of the diagnosis, prognosis, and the need for treatment in the context of managed care (aka, Health Care Reform).
The issue of how to document heretofore skirted clinical topics in clinical records is now newly relevant to those who are working within a Managed Care or Health Care Reform Environment for the first time. And it has everything to do with ethics.
These two courses (3D and 4D) continue to be vital for those working in private or group practices or agencies in which Care Managers now make many or most of the calls about what TYPE of treatment to provide, the INTENSITY to provide, and for HOW LONG. Even those practitioners who thought they would never work under a managed health care scenario are dealing with these issues, continuously.
GUIDE TO THE ETHICS OF END OF LIFE CARE PLANNING. Our 2-Hour Ethics Course 2D (1.25 for NBCC) deals with an ETHICAL, structured approach to working with adults and children and their families or partners around that difficult subject - Planning for End of Life Care (Advance Directives). Empirically validated approaches to use with different types of clients are provided. These include HIV-AIDS patients, families and critically ill children, stroke victims, those employed in dangerous occupations including military veterans, the aged, and other critically ill individuals.
NEW IN ETHICS! With new Ethics Course 4B, we have added 4.25 Ethics Clock Hours (3.0 for NBCC) for both mental health and addiction professionals. Come explore NAMI's new platform for ethically working with families and individuals with Serious Mental Illness and Co-Ocurring SUDs in specific situations - in schools, the community, court, prison, and death row. It's likely not what you are expecting.
ASSESSMENT: IT'S A HIGH RISK CLINCIAL ACTIVITY! Take a look at the expansion of our popular Child and Adolescent Biopsychosocial Assessment course (including Risk Assessment), which may now be taken as an Ethics course or as an Assessment and Diagnosis course.
It's Course 3C. This clinical training document addresses very specific ethical, legal, and professional errors which are oftentimes committed by seasoned mental health and addiction professionals - no matter how long they have been in this business. Understand the professional repercussions which can arise when assessing children and adolescents 'on the fly', for either single or dual diagnosis issues, in both routine and emergency situations - and how to avoid them.
- Most professionals believe that such things as becoming sexually involved with a client or violating a client's confidentiality are the primary issues which present a potential for ethics violations. Not so. 'Scope of practice' and 'professional competence' and 'acting in the best interest of the client' are the most common reasons why providers are disciplined by a State Board for ethics violations, and may be sued for malpractice in a court of law.
- Further, few realize that the most vulnerable activities which can lead to such allegations are ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS, and TREATMENT PLANNING. Together, these clinical activities are the Achilles Heel for behavioral health providers.
- NOTE! If you are licensed in Florida, we offer this course under a separate CE Broker approval number for 'Ethics and Boundaries'. Thus, if you want to take Course 3C for 'Ethics and Boundaries' credit in Florida, enroll in the course with the 'Florida' label here. If you want to take it as a clinical course in the 'general' category, enroll here.
In What Formats Will You Find Ethics Courses Here?
We Offer Two Self-Paced Slide Shows in a PDF format (3D and 4D) and Three Text-Style Courses in a PDF format. And all can be viewed on Mobile Devices (iPad, Android).
Quick Summary and a Demo of the Slide Show Courses:
♣ The two self-paced PDF slide shows are definitely HOT TOPICS!
Is Health Care Reform Making You Nervous from an Ethics Perspective? Do you wonder if you can work in a behavioral health system that's driven by 'Managed Care' and 'Health Care Reform' and 'Medical Necessity for Treatment' Criteria, and having to play 'Mother May I' to get treatment approval for your clients - and still hold on to your professional ETHICS?
Find out here! You won't find this course anywhere else on the internet. Why not? We wrote it, after years of helping providers adapt in an ethical manner to this new way of determining 'who gets what'. Take either Ethics Course 3D (3 credit hours, or 2 for NBCC) or Ethics Course 4D (4 credit hours, or 3 for NBCC).
To view a DEMO of our two Ethics Courses that are in a slide show format - Ethics 3D and 4D - Click Here. (We now offer these two courses in a 'non-flash' format that iPad and other mobile device users can view - PDF! Woot!)
Our other ethics courses are offered in a PDF Text Format. See NEW ETHICS COURSE 4B here.
Course 3C - 'Beyond the Yellow Legal Pad! Biopsychosocial and Risk Assessment of Children and Adolescents - from Ethics to Practice and Into the Courtroom'. Comes with downloadable prototype Biopsychosocial Assessment forms that you can modify or extract from at will, for free.
Florida Ethics Course 3C. Also offered as an approved Ethics Course specifically for Florida LMHCs Social Workers, LMFTs, and CAPs, with a separate Ethics publishing number
Course 2D - 'The Ethics of Advance Directives: Assisting with Plans for End of Life Care'. This is a 2 credit hour professional publication in a text format, which is both an Ethics Course and a Treatment Intervention Course for working with critically ill individuals and their families, and with those in extremely high risk occupations.
This Course is appropriate for those who work with AIDS-HIV patients, the elderly, critically ill adults, children and their families - and for those working with individuals engaged in high-risk occupations such as police and military personnel deployed to war zones.
In Addition to These 5 Ethics Courses, You Can Find AOD and Mental Health Continuing Education Courses and CEUs in Multiple Clinical Areas On This Site.
Or you may click COURSES on our menu bar above, and scroll down the list to find areas which interest you.
MORE ABOUT ETHICS 3D AND 4D
Our ethics courses are quite different than the usual fare, and are among our most popular courses.
Managed Care: IT'S A HOT ETHICS TOPIC - AGAIN! In Courses 3D and 4D, we deal with ethical issues which have become newly relevant with the coming of the Federal Health Care Reform initiative. These are two of our most popular courses nationwide - relevant for any behavioral health practitioner who provides mental health or AOD services for a public or private health insurance plan. (And we now offer ALL of our Ethics Courses in both 'Adobe Flash' and 'PDF' formats, so that those with iPads and other mobile devices can view them.)
We tackle the question of whether licensed professionals can you hold on to their professional ethics while complying with a Care Management process which exerts an ever-expanding level of control over 'who' gets 'what' treatment and for 'how long'. Can you provide and document the type of information that is required for such definitive decisions - ethically? We think you can, and our Courses 3D and 4D tell you how. 4D is the same course as 3D, with one extra hour of credit - examining the ethics of insurance companies who are now focusing upon YOUR professional effectiveness in the treatment of your clients.
Ethics 3D and 4D are SLIDE SHOW COURSES. Watch a preview of Ethics 3D and 4D, in a PDF Slide Show format! It's self paced - at your own speed, move forward and back as you so desire. Watch it again, whenever you wish.
WHO ACCEPTS OUR ETHICS COURSES AND CEU CREDITS?
States which accept our Ethics CEUs for most or all licenses include Texas, California, Florida, Alabama, Missouri, New Mexico, Delaware, New Jersey, Louisiana, Arizona, Kentucky, Tennessee, Kansas, Ohio, Maine, Idaho, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Washington, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Maryland, Utah, Alaska, District of Columbia (DC), Vermont, Illinois, Iowa, Georgia, North Dakota, West Virginia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana, Oregon, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and more.
To check for YOUR STATE and YOUR LICENSE on our Approved States MAP, Click This Link. And please note that we may not have full information for your state. Many states accept our CE courses and CEU credits based upon our NBCC approval and our certification by multiple other state licensing boards.
GOALS OF THE ETHICS COURSES - please go to the Ethics Catalog to view the goals of each of our individual ethics courses!
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