It is very common for anyone working in the helping profession to encounter ethical dilemmas. Ethics are at the heart of competent and effective practice for anyone in the helping field, particularly when managing boundaries and relationships. This workshop is designed to give individuals and organizations an opportunity to review common principles and standards for ethical practice that are relevant for their settings. Participants will practice using an ethical decision-making process to work through common areas of ethical concerns and leave with a stronger awareness of their own ethical base.
Credit Hours (CEU)
Some of the Topics Included
- Boundaries and Ethics
- What’s Involved with Building Ethical Competence
- Common Principles in Helping Professions
- An Ethical Decision-Making Process
- Common Standards of Practice
- Confidentiality and Limits to Confidentiality
- Helper and Client Boundaries
- Cultural and Diversity Competence
- Ethical Technology
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Define the concept of ethics and how it applies within the helping profession
- Describe the common values and principles that guide codes of ethics in helping professions
- Identify steps in a process for ethical decision-making
- Describe ethical considerations for boundaries and cultural competence in the workplace
About this Workshop
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Vicki Enns, MMFT, RMFT – Clinical Director
Vicki is the Clinical Director of CTRI. In addition to her work with CTRI, Vicki has a private practice where she specializes in the area of trauma recovery for individuals, couples, and families. Vicki holds a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree and is an Approved Supervisor with the AAMFT and CAMFT. She believes that it is essential for helpers to continue learning and developing their self-awareness alongside evolving clinical skills. Vicki is the editor and a contributing author of Counselling Insights and Counselling in Relationships books, and co-author of A Little Book About Trauma-Informed Workplaces. She is also the author or editor of many of CTRI’s training materials. She is particularly gifted at creating a learning atmosphere that is collaborative and respectful, and which embraces diversity in personal identity, skills, and cultural perspectives.
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, and school personnel.