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Staying Current and Ethical: Your Guide to Texas LPC Rules

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This workshop will explore key updates in the Texas LPC rules, help participants better understand the different types of ethics, and work through ethical dilemmas using ethical decision-making models. Participants will gain valuable insights into the history of BHEC, the rationale behind recent rule modifications, and how these changes impact daily counseling practices. The presentation will also offer practical tips and strategies for LPCs to navigate ethical dilemmas effectively, fostering a deeper understanding of their professional responsibilities.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to provide Licensed Professional Counselors in Texas with a firm grasp of ethics in counseling and the major changes to the BHEC LPC rules in Texas.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define Ethics in Counseling.

  • Identify and describe 2 Ethical Decision-Making Models that can be used to influence ethical decisions.

  • Identify at least 2 recent changes made to the LPC codes.

  • 40 TAC §821.5 employment status. (n.d.-a).

  • American Counseling Association. (2014). 2014 ACA code of ethics. aladdress.pdf

  • American School Counseling Association. (2022). ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors.

  • Association For Specialists in Group Work. (2021). ASGW Guiding Principles for Group Work.

  • Cotton, F. A. (2012). Practical Wisdom: A Review of Foundations of Ethical Practice, Research, and Teaching in Psychology and Counseling. The Qualitative Report, 17(1), 281-283. 2160-3715/2012.1820

  • Forester-Miller, H., & Davis, T. E. (2016). Practitioner’s guide to ethical decision making (Rev. ed.).

  • Health and Safety Code Chapter 611. Mental Health Records. (n.d.).,by%20a%20profes sional%2C%20are%20confidential

  • Herlihy, B., & Corey, G. (2015). ACA ethical standards casebook (7th ed.). American Counseling Association.

  • Independent contractor (self-employed) or employee?. Internal Revenue Service. (n.d.). ployed-or-employee

  • National Board for Certified Counselors. (2023). NBCC Code of Ethics.

  • No surprises act faqs series. (n.d.) ries.pdf?sfvrsn=5ee92c2c_2

  • (OCR), O. for C. R. (2021, August 16). HIPAA for professionals.

  • Pope, K.S., & Vasquez, M. J. T., (2016, January 26). Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide (5 th ed.). John Wiley & Sons.

  • Summary of the major laws of the Department of Labor. DOL. (n.d.).

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.

CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
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Jessica Eiseman, MS, LPC-S, NCC

Jessica Eiseman, MS, LPC-S, NCC (she/her) is a fully licensed professional counselor supervisor in the state of Texas and a Nationally Board-Certified Counselor through the NBCC. She has been an LPC Supervisor for over six years. Jessica has been training supervisors for five years, both for the 40-hour LPC supervision training and LPC supervisor CEUs. She has an extensive background in mental health services, including working with individuals who have experienced significant trauma, severe mental illnesses, and psychosis in various settings. Other clinical experience includes working for Baylor College of Medicine’s Psychiatry and Neuroscience departments, where she ran behavioral interventions in a clinical research setting with individuals with schizophrenia, as well as brain imaging research, including diagnostic assessments, with veterans with PTSD, depression, and traumatic brain injury.

Jessica owns and operates a group practice, Ajana Therapy & Clinical Services, where she sees clients and oversees 18 other clinicians and counselors in training. Much of her work has been providing therapy and assessing children, adolescents, individuals, and families for minority, low-income, and vulnerable populations. Additionally, she has been providing mental health forensic evaluations and expert witness testimony for immigrants seeking asylum due to traumas, such as genocides, child marriages, human trafficking, and gender and sexuality-based violence. Jessica is also Level 1 IFS trained through the IFS Institute. She has substantial experience with, and a passion for, working with, maternal mental health, women and girls with ADHD, the LGBTQ+/SOGI population, and individuals who are neurodivergent.

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