Ethics Stirred, Not Shaken: Confidentiality, Dual Relationships and Other Ethical Conundrums

Ethics Stirred, Not Shaken: Confidentiality, Dual Relationships and Other Ethical Conundrums

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Registration Fee:


  • $99.00



Program Description:


In order to provide the most appropriate and effective treatment for consumers, it is critical that mental health practitioners possess a comprehensive understanding of professional ethics. Unfortunately, the principles that guide ethical decision making are rarely black and white.
Some of the most common ethical dilemmas that practitioners face are those involving issues of confidentiality and dual relationships. In this workshop, Peggy Keilholz, MSW, will help to clear up some of the confusion surrounding these issues by explaining the difference between client privilege and clinician confidentiality and instructing participants on how to apply ethical reasoning to dilemmas involving dual relationships. Ms. Keilholz will also discuss the specific codes of ethics for various mental health professional organizations, including NASW, ACA, APA, and substance abuse counselors.


Program Presenter:


Peggy J. Keilholz, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). She is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Peggy does consulting and supervises social workers pursuing the LCSW. Peggy is adjunct faculty at the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. She is a past President of the St. Louis Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. From 2005-2007 she served as the Ethics Chair for the Missouri Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. During 27 years in practice Peggy has worked with numerous individuals and families coping with alcoholism and drug addiction and chronic mental and physical conditions. She has presented numerous workshops on social work ethics. Peggy received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Fontbonne College, a Master of Arts in Religion and Education from St. Louis University, and the Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.
Continuing Professional Education:


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board has preapproved this training for 4 contact hours.
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.
MIMH will award 3.8 clock hours or 5 contact hours (.5 CEUs) for this program.


Missouri Institute of Mental is a National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCCTM) approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. MIMH is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This program has been approved for 3.75 clock hours of continuing education credit.

Other Information:

Cancellations or substitutions:

If you are unable to attend, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible. Cancellations received in writing five business days prior to the date of the program will be refunded, less a $25.00 processing fee. You may send a substitute, but we ask that you notify us in writing of this change. If you do not attend or send a substitute, you or your employer will be billed the full registration fee.

Special needs:

If you have special needs, we ask that you notify us at 314.877.6419 as soon as possible. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

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