Net is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Net maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Net, provider #1107, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Net is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Net is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (OH-CSWMFT) to offer continuing education for counselors, social workers, and MFTs. Authors’ Note: With very few exceptions, all case scenarios presented in this course are adapted from actual incidents. Course format (distance learning - online activity). Net has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP #6323.Confusion, pressure, frustration, anxiety, conflicting loyalties, insufficient information, and the tendency to rationalize are common responses to ethical challenges at these times.
Newer work also stresses the insufficiency of cognitive strategies to determine how decisions are made and how many nonrational factors affect our decisions (e.g., Rogerson, Gottleib, Handelsman, et al., 2011; Tjeltveit & Gottlieb, 2010).
As we emphasize throughout this lesson, an early recognition of personal and situational risks can prevent many potential ethical problems from materializing or from escalating to the point of causing harm.
Intense stressors can result in an inability to make sound judgments (Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance, 2014).
Even when our lives seem fine, ethical dilemmas can materialize in many ways, often abruptly when we least expect them.
Human service practitioners will have no choice but to make decisions with possible ethical consequences at some point in their career.