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The Ethics of Helping – Boundaries and Relationships

Feb 19, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 235.00 (regular rate)

Whitehorse, Yukon – Yukon College, Room C1530

Trainer: Robbie Chesick, MA, RCC

Robbie Chesick, Trainer with Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc.

About the trainer

Robbie Chesick, MA, RCC

Robbie is a registered clinical counsellor, holding a Master of Counselling degree as well as a Master of Arts degree. Her work experience includes private practice and community-based work where she provides counselling services for youth, adults and groups who struggle with mental health, addictions and trauma. In this capacity,... Read More

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This workshop is offered in partnership with Northern Institute of Social Justice, Yukon College.

Ethics are at the heart of competent and effective practice for anyone in the helping field.  It is very common for anyone working in the social services field to encounter ethical dilemmas. 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.

About This Workshop

Workshop Outline

  • Building Ethical Competence
  • Your Personal Code
  • Common Principles in Helping Professions
  • An Ethical Decision Making Process
  • Confidentiality
  • Informed Consent
  • Helper and Client Boundaries
  • Cultural and Diversity Competence
  • Ethical Technology
  • Personal Mission Statements
  • Writing an Agency Ethical Code

Method of Delivery

Lecture, personal reflection, video, case study exercises, and small group discussion.

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social workers, social service and health care professionals, and anyone working in the social service profession.

Learning Objectives

 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 common ethical considerations for boundaries and cultural competence in the workplace.
 Northern Institute of Social Justice, Yukon College

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February 19, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Whitehorse, Yukon – Yukon College, Room C1530
500 College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5K4 Canada
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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating

Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

You Will Receive

A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shopping cart, add quantity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise throughout your interaction with the CTRI office or our workshop please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected].

Special Accommodations
for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.

The following associations have formally approved our workshops:

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)

Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada

Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation
*Three of our workshops are formally approved with CACCF: Addictions & Mental Illness, Harm Reduction and Motivating Change. For other workshops contact CACCF directly to inquire about approval.

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