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Professional Ethics – POSTPONED DATE TBD
March 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT| $20.00
This training will provide attendees with an overview of some of the most critical ethical issues that effect human services providers in their work with clients. We will discuss common ethical issues that occur in the human services as well as those situations that often lead to code violations and complaints. Special attention will be paid to ethical issues faced by professionals working in rural areas and working with substance use disorders.
1. List common ethical complaints against human service professionals.
2. Recognize risky boundary crossings that could easily lead to boundary violations.
3. Describe guidelines to maintain professional relationships.
4. Identify steps to take to prevent ethical code violations.
This training has been approved for 3.5 hours of continuing education for alcohol and drug counselors.
This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and social work.
Name of presenter:
Carrie Howton, PhD.
WNCC, Human Services Program Director and Counselor
Carrie has over ten years of experience working in the Scottsbluff area providing mental health services. She has a Master of Science in Education degree in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Fielding Graduate University with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology. Carrie worked for five years at Regional West Medical Center on the Behavioral Health Unit as a Clinical Therapist. She has also worked as a dually licensed mental health practitioner and alcohol and drug counselor at Panhandle Mental Health Center and in private practice with the Options in Psychology, LLC group, where she also used her psychological assistant certification in administering and interpreting evaluations. For one year, she completed a doctoral psychology internship in Sheridan WY with the Veteran Administration. Currently she is the Human Services Program Director at Western Nebraska Community College where she teaches human services (including HUSR 2380, Professional Ethics and Issues) and psychology classes as well as provides counseling services to students. She is licensed as an independent mental health practitioner (LIMHP) in the state of Nebraska.