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Let’s face it, ethical dilemmas can sometimes leave you at a crossroads!

This interactive course will provide education on ethics with use of the Code of Ethics as an ethical guideline. It will allow participants to take a step back and identify their driving force for making decisions.

Participants will identify ethical dilemmas and use of best practices in telehealth and in-person settings to prevent ethical misconduct or violations. Clinicians will participate in group discussions on use of ethical decision making models to help participants “Do the right thing!”


(Trainer: Alesha Perkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and North Carolina and a Certified Case Manager. Alesha has over 19 years of experience in the social work field with focuses on medical social work, child protective services, case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling. Ten years ago she began her instructional career providing ethics trainings to dialysis providers, and since then has created and facilitated numerous trainings for mental health and medical professionals. Alesha is a former Clinical Director for a mental health agency and currently works for a health insurance provider as a Program Manager. In addition, she provides clinical supervision and is an instructor for Perkins Medical Services which is family-owned and has been in business for 21 years.)


Introduction and Icebreaker (30 mins)

  • Remembering the Why 
  • What is your driving force?

Why Do You Do What Do? (20 mins)

  • What does Ethics mean and where do they originate?
  • Identifying Ethical Dilemmas (group activity)

Use of Best Practices (20 mins)

  • Code of Ethics 
  • Ethical Decision Making Models

Telehealth (45 mins)

  • Jurisdiction (Group exercise: case scenario)
  • Informed Consent
  • HIPAA Compliant Virtual Platforms
  • Privacy/Confidentiality
  • Representation of Self
  • Ethical Use of Technology (Group exercise: case scenario)
  • Assessing Clients' Relationship with Technology
  • Maintaining Professional Boundaries
  • Social Media (Group exercise: case scenario)
  • Use of Personal Technology for Work Purposes
  • Unplanned Interruptions in Electronic Services
  • Electronic and Online Testimonials (Group exercise: case scenario)

Ethical Violations (30 mins)

  • Self-Reflection (group activity)
  • Setting Boundaries (case scenario)
  • Developing Friendships
  • Self-Disclosure 
  • Gifts and Favors
  • Dual Relationships and Conflicts of Interest 
  • Intimate or Sexual Relationships (case scenario) 
  • Social Media 
  • Tips to prevent legal issues

Case Scenario (small group discussion-virtual breakout rooms) (25 mins)

Q&A (10 mins)

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will define ethics and identify their driving force for making decisions.
  • Participants will acknowledge and use the Code of Ethics as an ethical guideline.
  • Participants will identify ethical dilemmas.
  • Participants will utilize decision making models, tools/resources as best practices.
  • Participants will explain the current standards of practice for telehealth.
  • Participants will be able to identify what constitutes as an ethical violation.
  • Participants will engage in group exercises/discussions to determine best practices for handling ethical dilemmas.
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

    • CE You LLC #1573 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. CE You LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period {valid_date}. Social workers completing this course receive {num_ceu} ethics continuing education credits.
    • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437
    • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..

Official information:

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*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.

Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
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Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
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