Ethics for Clinicians

Ethics for Clinicians


Wednesday, August 21 at 10:00am CDT (2 hours)

Registration Fee:

Free (CEU for $30 fee)
No pre-registration needed



  1. Explain the importance of ethical standards for professional practice in your discipline (social work; counseling; psychology);
  2. Analyze the relationship among personal values, moral principles and your professional codes and standards in ethical decision-making;
  3. Evaluate personal and socio-cultural influences on your own beliefs, values and decision-making.

Program Rationale

The issues clinicians experience on a day-to-day basis are complex. As a clinical professional, your code of ethics will guide you in navigating the many complex issues you experience in practice. This module will review the professional code of ethics and standards related to the practice of social work, counseling and psychology. Emphasis will be on the application of the codes and standards to practice in the field. You will analyze and evaluate ethical decision-making practices and learn the steps in ethical decision-making. You will examine the relationship of personal influences, values and moral principles with your professional code and standards and evaluate their influence on ethical decision-making. Cultural and social factors and their implications will also be discussed.

Mary Hoke, PhD has experience in nonprofit administration; continuous quality improvement; strategic/tactical planning; partnerships/collaborations; public health initiatives; violence initiatives; mediation; gerontology; program development; program evaluation; research; qualitative analysis; mental health services; clinical supervision; psychotherapy with individuals (children, adults, elderly), couples, families and groups. She is a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri. Since 2007 she has worked for Kaplan University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Graduate Psychology.

CEU info
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.
The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 2 clock hours or 2.4 contact hours (.2 CEU) for this activity.

For relicensure requirements, please check with your board prior to seeking credit.

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