Much has been written on moral courage, especially in the last few years. Participants are 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, ATA, NBCC, ACA, AAMFT, ASWB, and AMA) 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 is a non-interactive, self-study course.
Instruction consists of 2 hours of video instruction and a post-test.
From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.
Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:
- Define Ethical Courage as it relates to ethical professional practice.
- Demonstrate how to use the Ethical Courage Decision Making Model in your practice.
- Explain how to incorporate the ethical standard of Social Justice when providing clinical practice.
Dayna Guido, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
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.
Dayna became committed to combining the experiential teaching of ethics while providing quality clinical supervision after attending many didactic trainings which did not allow time as a participant to discuss at length, examine, and explore the topic being presented. Whether in her role as a clinical supervisor, trainer, or educator Dayna utilizes experiential learning techniques to engage professionals.
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 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.
You can find more about Dayna here
Credit Hours: This course consists of 2 ethics credit hours.
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Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, 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. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2 ethics continuing education credits.
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Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 120 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.
To complete an Online Self Study Course, one must register, log in, select the My Courses option from the menu items, click the Course Title, complete all of the modules, complete and pass the post-test(s), and complete the course evaluation.
A grade of at least 80% or more is required to pass the post-test. Retaking the post-test is possible until the participant is able to pass the test.
Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked but not required to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.
You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.
Participants may request a printed version of their certificate of completion to be delivered by mail. A shipping/handling fee of $6.95 will be charged per request. Shipping internationally may require an additional charge.
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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
This is a non-interactive, self-study course. Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.
This course was recorded 4/29/22