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July 30, 2023

1:00pm - 4:00pm EST


Let’s face it, ethical dilemmas can sometimes leave you at a crossroads!

This interactive course will provide education on ethics with use of the Code of Ethics as an ethical guideline. It will allow participants to take a step back and identify their driving force for making decisions. During this class we will define what ethics are and understand telehealth standards of practice and in-person settings. We will explore best practices for ethical decision-making, identify ethical dilemmas and develop professional boundaries to help prevent ethical violations. Clinicians will participate in group discussions on the use of ethical decision making models to help participants “Do the right thing!”


Alesha Perkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and North Carolina and a Certified Case Manager. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Master of Social Work from the University of Central Florida. Alesha has over 20 years of experience in the social work field with vast knowledge in medical social work, child protective services, case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling. Over ten years ago, she began her instructional career providing trainings to dialysis providers. Since then, she has created and facilitated numerous trainings for mental and medical professionals, state and national organizations. She is an advocate for eliminating mental health disparities and provides education in minority communities to promote mental health awareness. She serves as the Mentorship Chair for the North Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work and is an active member of Toastmasters. Alesha is a former Clinical Director for a mental health agency and currently works for a health insurance provider as a Senior Program Manager. In addition, she provides clinical supervision, has a part-time private practice, and is an instructor for Perkins Medical Services which is owned by her mother a nurse educator. Perkins Medical Services has been in business for over 20 years and provides quality medical and mental health training to those who work in childcare centers, residential facilities, mental health agencies, etc.


a.      Remember Your Why

                                                    i.     Self-evaluation to identify your driving force                                                 for    making decisions

                                                   ii.     Define what ethics are

                                                  iii.     How to identify ethical dilemmas

b.      Explore Best Practices for Ethical Decision-Making

                                                    i.     Apply ethical principles as the foundation to                                               making decisions

                                                   ii.     Utilize the Code of Ethics (NASW or ACA) as an                                          ethical guideline

                                                  iii.     Examine different ethical decision-making                                                            models

c.      Understand Telehealth Standards of Practice

                                                    i.     Maintain informed consents and                                                                         confidentiality virtually

                                                   ii.     Regulatory provisions for telehealth

                                                  iii.     Determine appropriate virtual platforms to use

                                                  iv.     Best practices and ethical use of technology

                                                   v.     Identify ways to best represent yourself                                                          online/social media

                                                  vi.     Case Scenarios (determine ethical dilemma                                                  and utilize code of ethics or decision-making                                                   model)

d.      Prevention of Ethical Violations

                                                    i.     Red flags that compromise professional                                                         boundaries

                                                   ii.     Examine common boundary violations

                                                  iii.     Develop professional boundaries

                                                  iv.     Case Scenarios (determine ethical dilemma                                               and utilize code of ethics or decision-making                                                       model)

                                                   v.     Review legal ramifications of ethical violations

                                                  vi.     Helpful tips to prevent ethical violations

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will define ethics and identify their driving force for making decisions.
  • Participants will acknowledge and use the Code of Ethics as an ethical guideline.
  • Participants will identify ethical dilemmas.
  • Participants will utilize decision making models, tools/resources as best practices.
  • Participants will explain the current standards of practice for telehealth.
  • Participants will be able to identify what constitutes an ethical violation.
  • Participants will engage in group exercises/discussions to determine best practices for handling ethical dilemmas.
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level ,and is beneficial for a beginner level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Course Length: 3 Hours

This Webinar Offers 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

    • This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapy Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.
    • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
    • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437
    • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
    • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082

Official information:

Refunds: Registrants who are unable to attend a Thrapy Express seminar or live webinars may ask for, and will receive, a credit or refund (your choice). Refund requests will be processed within 3 business days. When an attendee knows in advance that they are unable to attend we ask that they inform Thrapy Express ahead of time by emailing [email protected] or by calling or texting (631) 202-1010 this allows us to free up the spot in the training in the event that a training is at or near capacity.
Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
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Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
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