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Ethical Courage: Accessing Your Ethical Superpowers

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About the Course:

Much has been written on moral courage, especially in the last few years. In this live, interactive webinar, participants will be introduced to the concept of Ethical Courage which is the willingness to take ethical action despite doubts, the risk of fear, or adverse consequence. Ethical Courage requires careful deliberation; assessment of multiple variables; self-regulation; choosing an ethical response; taking action; and evaluating the outcome. Reflecting on the various Ethical Codes for mental health professionals (NASW, APA, ACA, and AAMFT) applicable Ethical Standards are discussed in reference to Ethical Courage. Social Justice, Diversity, Integrity, Competence, and Dignity are some of the ethical values examined. Finally, participants will be introduced to an Ethical Courage Decision Making Model and given opportunities to apply this model to clinical practice.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Ethical Courage: Accessing Your Ethical Superpowers created by Dayna Guido, MSW, LCSW in 2023.

Publication Date:

May 2023

Course Creator and Author

Dayna Guido, MSW, LCSW
Dayna Guido, MSW, LCSW, ACSW is a licensed clinical social worker, supervisor, consultant, and trainer. She has a private practice in Asheville, NC specializing in providing clinical supervision and consultation. Dayna has been providing training to professionals for 40 years and was an Adjunct Instructor in graduate programs for 22 years. In her 4th decade working in mental health, Dayna is committed to sharing her clinical knowledge on a broader scope. Her book, Creative Ways to Learn Ethics was an effort to share some of her successful training techniques with helping professionals, educators, and trainers. The book includes 20 different trainings in an easy-to-read guide which can be adapted for professional trainings and work with individual clients, groups, and in supervision sessions. Dayna lives in Asheville, NC. and serves on the NASW-NC Chapter Ethics Committee. She co-authored the book, The Parental Tool Box for Parents and Clinicians. Dayna aspires to use her creative spirit supporting others in pursuit of healthy living.

Disclosures She receives royalties as a published author, and receives recording royalties for this presentation.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define Ethical Courage as it relates to ethical professional practice.
  2. Explain how to incorporate the ethical standard of Social Justice in clinical practice.
  3. Demonstrate how to use the Ethical Courage Decision Making Model in your practice.


Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems, LLC is an independent provider of continuing medical education. CE Learning Systems, LLC has no proprietary or financial interest in medical or healthcare products over which the FDA (USA) or EMA (EU) has regulatory authority.

In accordance with our disclosure policies, CE Learning Systems, LLC is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited continuing education. These policies include assigning relevance to, and mitigating, all perceived or real conflicts of interest between any individual with control over the content and any ineligible company (commercial interest).

Any individual with control over accredited content, including planner, faculty, and reviewer, is required to globally disclose:

  1. Individual relationship(s) or lack thereof, and its nature, with any/all ineligible company, and
  2. any investigational, off-label, or non-FDA approved content or discussion

CE Learning Systems, LLC has reviewed these disclosures, assigned relevance based on the relationship and scope of content, and identified those with the potential to compromise the goals and educational integrity of the education. Relevant relationships, or lack thereof, are shared with the learner.

Education has been independently peer-reviewed to validate content, mitigate identified conflicts of interest, and ensure:

  1. All recommendations involving clinical medicine is based on evidence that is accepted within the medical profession as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
  2. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in accredited continuing education in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
  3. Content is appropriate, fair and balanced, unbiased, referenced, and non-promotional.

The planners have reported the following: There are no relevant disclosures.

Dayna Guido, MSW, LCSW

She receives royalties as a published author, and receives recording royalties for this presentation.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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