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 Nine Ethical Pitfalls in Clinical Practice

(5 CE Hours)

This workshop will look at the Code of Ethics for each of the organizations listed above and what they expect clinicians to follow to be in compliance.  The Ga. Composite Board requires clinicans to complete 5 CE's in ethics every two years.

  • Understand the various codes utilized by the governing bodies for counselors, especially the changes that have occurred in recent years.

    • ACA, AMHCA, NBCC, NASW, and Georgia Composite Board

  • Reviewing the Top 9 Clinical Pitfalls in Ethics

  • Understanding the impact of social media and technology as it relates to interaction with clients.

  • Identify the clinician’s responsibility relating to mental health issues and the duty to warn in Georgia.

  • Understand common ethical dilemmas and legal issues affecting counselors.

Ethics Rules and Legal Issues In Clinical Supervision

(6 CE Hours)

Supervisors have specific rules and ethics for supervision they must follow to be in compliance with the Ga. Composite Board, ACA, AMHCA, and NBCC.

  • Review of the ethical codes of ACA, AMHCA, NBCC, CPCS, and the Georgia Composite Board with regard to supervision.

  • Impact of recent/future rule and regulatory changes in Georgia (telemental health, 1013 privileges, diagnosis, and shifting requirements for credentialing).

  • Addressing the liability risks of not being compliant with the codes as it relates to direct and vicarious liability.

  • Exploration of applicable laws and legal cases that impact the supervisory process.

  • Changes effective October 1, 2018 and the impact on the supervisory environment.


This workshop will explore the ethics and rules that guide supervision from a best practices approach maintaining ethical compliance.

Clinical Supervision Ethics, Rules, Laws and HIPAA (Required for Recertification)
(6 CE Hours)
This workshop will provide a refresher on the Ethics, Rules, Laws and HIPAA as it relates to Supervision. Additionally, all of the Rules, including the most recent proposed changes will be discussed.
Ethical Implications of Dual Relationships
in Counseling and Supervision
(Legal / Ethics)

(6 CE Hours)

In the mental health field, a dual relationship is a situation where multiple roles exist between a therapist, or other mental health practitioner, and a client or between a supervisor and supervisee. Dual relationships are also referred to as multiple relationships, and these two terms are used interchangeably in the research literature. 

  • Definition of a dual relationship

  • Review of the ethical codes of ACA, AMHCA, AAMFT, NBCC, CPCS, and the GA Comp Board

  • Boundary Issues vs Boundary Crossings

  • 26 Types of Multiple Relationships

  • Benefit – Harm of Dual Relationships


Boundary Issues and Ethical Situations In Supervision

(3 CE Hours)

Boundary issues frequently come up in supervision.  This workshop will explore various situations that can be determined to be unethical and a violation of the supervisory relationship.


  • Ethical codes (ACA, AMHCA, NBCC, NASW, AAMFT, CPCS) that apply to boundary issues

  • Boundary Crossings vs Boundary Violation

  • Boundary situations that come up in Supervision and how to handle them

* Peak Solutions, LLC is a NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #7012.  All workshop content & presenter qualifications meet or exceed the requirements set by the GA Composite Board.

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