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Ethics for Texas LPCs

Leo Christie, PhD

CE Credit: 2 Hours

Target Audience: Counseling CE | Marriage & Family Therapy CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Ethics for Texas LPCs is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that meets the ethics requirement for license renewal of Texas licensed professional counselors (LPCs).

This course is intended to meet the requirement of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors that LPCs complete 2 hours per renewal period specific to Texas LPC ethics.

Content of this course will include relevant excerpts from the Texas Administrative Code Part 30, Chapter 681 and various other rules relating to the licensing and regulation of professional counselors in the State of Texas, along with discussion and interpretive commentary regarding ethics and law. Emphasis is on those issues most important for practicing professional counselors in delivering ethical, legal, and competent professional services while attending to prudent risk management practices.

* This course satisfies the requirement of Texas LPCs to complete 2 hours of CE specific to Texas LPC ethics each renewal period.

Course #21-41 | 2020 | 33 pages | 15 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Identify titles, definitions, and regulated activities of Texas LPCs
2. List the essentials of Texas laws and ethics concerning privacy and confidentiality
3. Summarize those actions that constitute sexual misconduct and the related disciplinary actions
4. Identify situations in which the disclosure of confidential information is authorized
5. Specify the circumstances under which reporting of abuse is mandatory
6. List circumstances under which the board or complaints committee may suspend a license on an emergency basis

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB #1046, ACE Program); the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy (#BAP346), Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145), the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0135), licensed marriage and family therapists (#MFT-0100 - Note: New York MFTs will receive 2 continuing education credit(s) for completing this self-study course), and licensed social workers (#SW-0664); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (#RCST100501 - Note: Ohio MFTs completing this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education credit(s)); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678); and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635 - all courses are reported within two business days of completion).


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)

Leo Christie, PhD, LMFT, is a Florida-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. Past President of the Florida Council on Family Relations, Dr. Christie is a past CEO of Professional Development Resources, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to deliver continuing education credit courses to healthcare professionals throughout the United States. He has more than 20 years' experience in private practice with a specialty in child behavior disorders and as an instructor for over 500 live continuing education seminars for healthcare professionals.

: Receives a salary from Professional Development Resources, Inc.

: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist. 

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