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Practical Approaches to Ethical Decisions in Counseling

1.5 CE Hour

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This presentation aims to provide attendees with a model to help them make ethical decisions when faced with various ethical dilemmas in the counseling field. The presentation will review the current data on ethical violations reported in two states, the current ethical codes of the American Counseling Association, and then how to apply ethical models to real-life examples of ethical dilemmas a counselor may face in counseling.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Educational Goal

Participants will gain skills in ethical decision-making.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify all 9 sections of the ACA Code of Ethics and their components
  2. Explain all stages of at least one ethical decision-making model
  3. Apply one ethical decision-making model to a real-life example of an ethical dilemma
Counselors has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.


Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

Addiction Counselors

This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

This workshop meets the requirements and has been approved for 1.5 hours for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in Louisiana by the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Dr. Andrew M. Burck

Dr. Burck is an Associate Professor at Marshall University. He graduated from the University of Toledo with his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision and his M.Ed. in Community Counseling from Kent State University. Dr. Burck has published articles in the field of assessment and addictions and has presented at various state, regional, and national conferences. His research interests include the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory-3, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2, ethical issues of rural counselors, and wellness. Dr. Burck is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, and Chi Sigma Iota (CSI). He is a faculty advisor to the Marshall University chapter of CSI. Dr. Burck was the former Member at Large (Publications) for AARC (a division of ACA). Dr. Burck is the treasurer for AARC.

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