Using Ethics in Crisis Situations

“Instant Online Class”

This course will explore working with clients in crisis, helping suicidal clients, considering the diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, employing a model for making ethical decisions, utilizing assessment tools during a crisis, and documenting the appropriate protocols.

Goals of this Course

  • Knowing how to recognize ethical dilemmas which arise from crisis situations
  • Familiarizing yourself with your association’s ethical code
  • Using your association’s ethical code to guide your decisions during a crisis
  • Reducing your liability during risky situations
  • Developing ways to manage a crisis
  • Using strategies after the crisis to bring resolution
  • Charting appropriately during and after a crisis

Purpose of this Course
This continuing education course is intended to offer a simple way to understand how to provide treatment to clients who are experiencing a crisis. In this course, we will look at issues regarding suicide, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, charting, decision-making and proper ethical protocol during a crisis situation.

Number of Credits and Cost
This course offers 2.5 Continuing Education Clock Hours.
This class cost $22.00
CE Hours for Mental Health Professionals (See the FAQ page for full list):

Mental Health Classes, LLC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP TM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Most Psychology, Marriage and Family, and Social Work State Boards recognize NBCC Certified Providers. We recommend that you contact your local State Board to confirm.

NBCC – National Board for Certified Counselors Approved Provider Number 6629
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
National Certified School Counselor (NCSC)
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
Master Addictions Counselor (MAC)
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors: Provider Number 1732
Texas State Board of Social Workers: Provider Number 6280
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists: Provider Number 685

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A Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in anger management and domestic violence, Nathaniel Smith, M.A., LPCS, NCC, has helped hundreds of clients tame their temper. Smith is certified by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to run group sessions for offenders with anger issues. His extensive experience in the field of anger management and group leadership make him an authoritative teacher for training Certified Temper Tamers.

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