This course is based on the newly revised Sixth Edition of Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide. This course covers Part III of the book (Special Topics). This book/course covers a multitude of practical and creative approaches to the ethical responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities encountered by therapists/counselors in their work. This book/course thoroughly discusses the challenges created by technologies like electronic health records, telepractice, email, texting, and practicing across state and provincial boundaries. With practical examples and clear explanations, this book/course provides a comprehensive review of the foundations of psychotherapeutic ethics, including ethics in real life, ethics in theories and codes, cultural context, ethical decision making, and moral courage. Common sources of ethical problems and pitfalls are explored, and a wide-ranging discussion of current and relevant topics is covered.
6th edition. Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Jul 2021
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Kenneth S. Pope
Kenneth S. Pope, Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist who received his Diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology. A Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), he served as chair of the Ethics Committees of the American Board of Professional Psychology and the American Psychological Association (APA). He received the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Service, the APA Division 12 Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology, the Canadian Psychological Association's John C. Service Member of the Year Award, and the Ontario Psychological Association's Barbara Wand Award for significant contribution to excellence in professional ethics and standards. He has numerous publications to his credit. For more information, please visit his website at: https://kspope.com/kpope/
Melba J. T. Vasquez
Melba J. T. Vasquez received her doctorate from the scientist-practitioner counseling psychology program at the University of Texas at Austin in 1978. She is an independent practitioner in Austin. Her areas of scholarship are ethics, multicultural psychotherapy, psychology of women, supervision and training. She has provided leadership service to the profession of psychology for three decades. She was the 2011 APA President. For more information, please visit: https://www.apa.org/about/governance/president/melba-jt-vasquez
Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas
Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas, Ph.D. received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is a Full Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) where she serves as the faculty coordinator for the concentration in Latinx Mental Health in the Counseling Psychology Department. She is the co-founder and co-director of the IC-RACE Lab (Immigration Critical Race And Cultural Equity Lab). She has authored two books including (1) Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latinx Mental Health: History, Theory and within Group Differences published by Routledge Press, and (2) Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide. Her research focuses on colorism, skin-color differences, parenting styles, immigration, unaccompanied minors, and race relations. She has earned a number of awards including the 2018 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Citizen Psychologist Award and the 2020 Distinguished Star Vega Award from the National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA). You can follow Dr. Chavez-Dueñas on Twitter @NYChavez; for more information, please visit: https://icrace.org/publications/our-team/
Hector Y. Adames
Dr. Hector Y. Adames received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Wright State University in Ohio and completed his APA pre-doctoral internship at the Boston University School of Medicine’s Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP). By training, he is a neuropsychologist and currently a Full Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago Campus. He co-founded and co-directs the IC-RACE Lab (Immigration Critical Race And Cultural Equity Lab). Dr. Adames has published several books including (1) Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latinx Mental Health: History, Theory and within Group Differences published by Routledge Press, (2) Caring for Latinxs with Dementia in a Globalized world published by Springer, and (3) Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide published by Wiley. His research focuses on how socio-race, skin-color, colorism, and ethnic and racial group membership influence wellness. He has earned several awards including the 2018 Distinguished Emerging Professional Research Award from The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race, a Division of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the 2020 Distinguished Star Vega Award from the National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA). In 2021, he was honored with a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association for his commitment to human rights and racial justice through his research, service, and mentorship. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @HYAdames; for more information, please visit: https://icrace.org/publications/dr-adames/
Anna Hollis, Ph.D., NCSP, is a nationally certified school psychologist currently living near Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed as a psychologist in 2 states (Michigan and South Carolina) and certified as a school psychologist in in 5 states (South Carolina, Michigan, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Maryland). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr. Hollis obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Positive Psychology; Trauma-Informed Practice; and Urban School Psychology.
This course is recommended for psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychiatric nurses, and other behavioral/mental health professionals. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe and discuss the topics of the beginnings and endings of psychotherapy and counseling in regard to professional ethics in psychotherapy.
Discuss informed consent and informed refusal in psychotherapy and counseling, as well as the relevant ethical implications.
Describe creating a professional will and discuss the ethical handling of psychotherapy/counseling practices upon the incapacitation or death of the practitioner.
Discuss recognizing, assessing, and responding to suicidal risk.
Describe and discuss sexual and non-sexual boundary violations and therapist vulnerabilities.
Discuss the implications for therapists in the virtual world: teletherapy, electronic records, emailing, texting, and social media.
Discuss the ethical principles involved with testing, assessment, and diagnosis.
Disclosure to Learners
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited
Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity –
including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial
relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests).
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity's planners, faculty, and
Planners and Reviewers
The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.
Faculty: Anna Lynn Hollis, Ph.D., School Psychologist
No relevant financial relationships.
There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.
All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of CE-Credit.com.
Membership is free, and you can register today!
You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course, or if you take advantage of the Unlimited Package.
If you're already a member, please sign in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.
Discuss this course
You can share your thoughts about this course after you pass the exam.
Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?
Yes, most likely. Look Up Your State Board for more detailed information. Logged-in site members will see the relevant approval information displayed in the Approvals tab for every course.
Do you have accommodations for my disability (ADA)?
If you are having trouble using CE-Credit.com, please contact us! We would be happy to accommodate your needs right away, and your input will help us make CE-Credit.com more accessible for future users too.
How do I enroll in this course?
Use the Enroll In This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready
to take an exam.
What do I have to do to complete the course?
To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.
How do I access the materials?
Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as
those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Materials tab above for more
info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always
know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the exam.
How do I get my certificate?
Your certificate(s) will be available to download or email immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.
Can I contact you for more help?
Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on CE-Credit.com to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help. Unlike most of our competitors, CE-Credit.com has live US-based support reps to help you by email, chat, or phone.