NP0009 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas

This blog focuses on discussion regarding the course NP0009 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas.

NP0009, Ethics, Session 3, Clifton Mitchell


Join Clifton Mitchell for a practical discussion on the latest legal developments on therapists’ responsibility to handle self-injurious behavior in clients, report abuse or rape, and handle right-to-die issues. Mitchell will delve into significant legal and ethical situations and discuss practical case studies that’ll help you better understand the best ways to deal with these important issues—ethically and legally speaking—in the consulting room.

After the session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you think. What did Mitchell discuss that was new to you? Do you have any specific questions for the presenter or your peers? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments.

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.


09.12.2011   Posted In: NP0009 Handling Today's Hidden Ethical Dilemmas   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • 0 avatar VeLora Lilly 09.15.2011 13:03
    VeLora Lilly, San Francisco
    Thank you for an excellent overview! This should be a two part presentation as there is so much to digest and explore.
  • -0.1 avatar Dale Blumen 09.15.2011 13:15
    This presentation provided some clearly delineated guidelines to help us navigate the muddy areas between codes and the law that are present in many ethical dilemmas. I really liked the attention to language - and the caveat to know your state's laws. Even experienced clinicians can learn a lot from the information provided and discussed. Dale Blumen, Newport, RI
  • 0 avatar Cynthia McKenna 09.15.2011 13:16
    best ethical issues discussion I've ever heard. I'd love to hear more of the right to die issue perhaps in a future webinar.
  • Not available avatar Cheryl Stumpf 09.15.2011 13:25
    I'm very curious to see how the right-to-die issue evolves. I'm very glad that the topic of self-injury was address. As a practitioner on a college campus I see this behavior quite frequently. Many people are disturbed by this behavior and want to jump to reporting it which can feel very shaming for our clients. It's something I think on which we could use more education. Great overall topic today!
  • 0 avatar David Chervick 09.15.2011 14:13
    Having been a forensic mental health professional in my past, I was fortunate enough to encounter NGI (not guilty due to insanity) clients. Since that time, I worried about counselor education in duty to warn and potential harm clients and how to handle the case. Clifton did a wonderfully simplified course on extremely difficult content. It was an extraordinary venture. Thanks. Dave
  • Not available avatar Clifton Mitchell 09.16.2011 11:58
    Thanks to everyone for you many positive, support comments. I am so glad the material was of benefit to you. Clift Mitchell
  • 0 avatar Candi Kaatz 09.22.2011 22:33
    Candi Nashville
    I have been a part of many ethical trainings and have never heard discussion of self harming or right to die. Thanks for the new info to process.
  • Not available avatar Rebecca Rucker 12.13.2011 14:14
    This training provided an excellent presentation on the differences between ethical codes and the legal requirements of mental health law. I appreciated the thoughtfulness of the discussion to encourage us as therapists to think through our possible actions and their consequences in order for us to make the best decisions possible.
  • Not available avatar Steve Henry 12.13.2011 15:16
    In the example of the drinking school bus driver, would he be considered to be in a custodial/caretaking role and therefore it would be a suspected child abuse report due to child endangerment?

    Steve Henry
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