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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.

TBD 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 is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer home study continuing education for NCCs (#5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB #1046, ACE Program); the Florida Boards of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (#BAP346) and Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); and the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).


This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.

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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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