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Home Study: Ethics and Professional Practice: Understanding Common Pitfalls Encountered By Professional Counselors 

04-04-2022 14:07



**Previously Recorded on 03/18/2022 - Not a Live Event**

Ethics and Professional Practice: Understanding Common Pitfalls Encountered By Professional Counselors

The professionalization process continues to impact how practitioners work, particularly as our communities navigate SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). This presentation offers insights into the common themes of ethical complaints, malpractice claims, and regulatory issues/complaints made against professional counselors. The presenters offer depth and breadth of insight into the process of how complaints and adjudication are supported from the perspective of staff who have supported the ethics committee and the processes established. The discussion will include an overview of risk management and regulatory concerns intended to support the work of counselor educators and supervisors. The discussion will include an overview of risk management and regulatory concerns intended to support the work of counselor educators and supervisors. interactive discussion, with Q&A's, is encouraged.

Objectives:

1. Explore the common themes of ethical complaints, malpractice claims, and regulatory issues/complaints made against professional counselors. 
2. Discuss concerns that cannot be considered as ethical complaints by the ACA Ethics Committee.
3. Examine issues practitioners, educators, and supervisors should consider during professional practice. 

PRESENTERS

Dr. Lynn E. Linde, NCC

Dr. Lynn Linde is the Chief Knowledge and Learning Officer at the American Counseling Association. She is responsible for managing all counseling content and professional issues for the association.  She works with other organizations and facilitates a number of initiatives and collaborations and is the project lead for the Interstate Compact for Licensure Portability.  She was formerly a Clinical Assistant Professor of Education and the Director of Clinical Programs in the School Counseling Program at Loyola College in Maryland.   Prior to teaching at Loyola, she was the Chief of the Student Services and Alternative Programs Branch at the Maryland State Department of Education, the State Specialist for school counseling, a local school system counseling supervisor, and school counselor.  

Dr. Linde was the 2009-2010 President of the American Counseling Association and the 2012-13 Treasurer of ACA.  She served in a number of other leadership positions in ACA and the Maryland Counseling Association, including as a member of the 2014 ACA Ethics Revision Task Force.  She is an ACA Fellow and the recipient of two ACA Presidential Awards, the ACA Counselor Educator Advocacy Award, the ACA Carl Perkins Award, the ACES Program Supervisor Award, and the SACES Program Supervisor Award as well as numerous awards from the state counseling association and from the State of Maryland for her work in counseling, student services and youth suicide prevention  She has authored or coauthored several chapters in books on ethics and legal issues in counseling and presents frequently on these topics.


Dr. John P. Duggan, LPC, LCPC, LSATP

John P. Duggan, MA Th, EdD earned a Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP). Dr. Duggan also holds an MA in Counseling Psychology (CACREP) and an MA in Theology. Dr. Duggan completed post-doctoral certificates in healthcare administration and legal issues from the Michell Hamline School of Law, and advanced telehealth services from the University of Delaware.

Dr. Duggan brings 30 years of professional practice and clinical experience to diverse stakeholders. John is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a board-approved supervisor Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP). He’s a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Clinical Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC) and other professional organizations.

AMHCA will provide 1.0 CE for this all viewers who view the webinar and complete the accompanying quiz with a passing grade (80% or higher). American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. All sales are final - home study registrations are non-refundable.

 
$10 member, $20 non-member

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