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Ethics in Therapy: Quick Tips I

Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP; Susan Giurleo, PhD

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Marriage & Family Therapy CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Ethics in Therapy: Quick Tips I is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course that addresses a variety of ethics topics.

This course addresses a variety of ethics topics in the form of seven archived articles from The National Psychologist. Topics include: office bookstore should not be for profit; ethical, effective marketing for your private practice; impact of law on psychology; duty to warn is now duty to protect; test givers must be qualified; to collect or not to collect; and duty to warn, protect differs in HIV cases. This course is intended to provide psychotherapists of all specialties with a set of brief, practical tips for dealing with ethical dilemmas that present themselves in everyday practice.

Closeout Course #10-41 | 2011 | 12 pages | 9 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1.Identify the ethical issues involved in selling books and other media in one's practice
2.List ethical strategies for marketing one’s private practice
3.Name the various types of laws that have an impact on the practice of psychology
4.List three specific suggestions for carrying out the duty to protect
5.Identify ethical issues to be considered in delegating testing responsibilities to non-psychologists
6.List pros and cons associated with various strategies for dealing with client debt
7.Name relevant issues that make the duty to warn and protect different in HIV cases

Professional Development Resources, #1046, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 6/12/2019 - 6/12/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1 ethics continuing education credits.

Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (Provider #BAP346); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (Provider #RCST100501); and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).


This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to download/print the course materials and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP, is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland. He also has an independent practice in Arnold, MD. His e-mail is jbarnett@loyola.edu.

Susan Giurleo, PhD, is a child/family psychologist specializing in treating ADHD and autism. She also blogs on www.BizsavvyTherapist.com on insights for building successful practices. She may be reached at Susan@bizsavvytherapist.com

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