Course Overview

Ethical practice is of critical importance for all practitioners in social work, counseling, psychology, peer, and chemical addictions disciplines.  Yet the competing needs of self-determination and evidence-based practice implementation, social justice and management of resources, and consumer-direction and safety sometimes collide in practice, and ethical dilemmas need to be resolved.  Through this training, a process for understanding our professional ethical codes, licensure expectations, and methods to resolve ethical conflicts in micro, mezzo, and macro practice will be reviewed.  A case-based approach will allow practitioners to practice ethical resolution methods for policies and practices both.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (4.0), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

  • Theories and concepts of human behavior in the social environment.
  • Social work practice, knowledge and skills.
  • Social work research, program evaluation, or practice evaluation.
  • Social work agency management or administration.
  • Social work ethics and standards of professional practice.

Course Objectives

  1. Participants will learn specific changes in ethical practice related to telehealth and use of digital practice tools
  2. Participants will identify the steps needed for levels of licensure and certification in Michigan for behavioral health professions
  3. Participants will complete ethical process steps using cases to incorporate specific aspects of ethical codes
  4. Participants will delineate five components needed in supervision contracts and tasks

What People Are Saying

The online course was user friendly and helped me to understand the trials of the persons served by their team.

- Dorien N.