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**See NOTES at the bottom of this page for state and license restrictions.
The 2021 online, self-study, recorded webinar Exploring Ethical Obligations is updated once every 2 years. This current course is presented by Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., JD, LMSW.
See “course completion requirements” to find how to earn a certificate for this course.

Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., JD, LMSW

About the course:

Exploring Ethical Obligations
was developed in 2021 for social work and other clinical professionals. Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., JD, LMSW presents a 2 hour exploration of the ethical obligations of counselors. This course brings real-world context to ethical concerns often experienced by professionals in practice. Through an exploration of boundaries, confidentiality and mandated reporters, this course will provide a framework to contemplate ethical dilemmas and make informed decisions that insulate professionals from legal liability while protecting clients from harm.

CE Information This is a 2.0 CE course for NYS SWers, LMHCs and CASACs. Cost is $35 and includes CE credit.
Refunds will be given in exceptional circumstances only within a month of registration. Previous payments will be honored only within the calendar year of registration.

Target audience: Social workers and other clinical professionals who face ethical dilemmas in their work with clients.
Content level: Beginning to intermediate


About the Ethics Instructor:
Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., J.D., M.S.W., Principal Consultant with Krase Consultant, is an expert on the professional reporting of suspected child maltreatment. She has authored multiple books and articles on the subject. She has years of experience consulting with government and community based organizations to develop policy & practice standards.

 Course Goals and Objectives. .  .

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

 1. describe the ethical code provisions as they relate to practice with clients/patients at the micro and mezzo levels.
2. describe the professional obligation to keep client information confidential.
3. describe when making a report to child protective services is required by law.
4.  describe a framework to assist in the decision making process when faced with ethical and moral mandated reporting conundrums

Course completion requirements

To earn CE credit, participants must log in, attend the entire course as determined electronically and complete an online course evaluation and a posttest with at least 75% accuracy. Anyone who does not pass the posttest with 75% accuracy can get a second chance using the training materials. Further attempts will require authorization by the CE Director. Certificates of completion are available immediately if participant earns a passing score on the posttest. Course credit cannot be given retroactively. No partial credit can be given for any partially completed course. 

DISABILITIES and technical difficulties: For disabilities and/or technical difficulties, please contact Ruth at 845-255-5022 or email Ruth at for assistance. Contacting may also be able to give assistance.
GRIEVANCES: BPTI maintains responsibility for this course. Course questions, comments and complaints can be directed to the Continuing Education Director by email at or by phone at 845-255-5022. BPTI Grievance Policy can be found here . Course credit through any organization cannot be given retroactively.

Contact information:  If you have any questions about the training or study, please contact me, Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. at (845)255-5022,  or through the e-mail at or through the postal service at Best Practice Trainers, Inc., P.O. Box 1042, New Paltz, NY 12561.

NYS CASACs: see the CASACs tab for specifics about earning CEs for this course.

NYS Social Workers: BPTI is a recognized CE provider for NYS SWers (provider # SW-0519) and LMHCs  (#MHC-0124) and has provider level approval to offer CEs to NYS SWers and LMHCs.  Registrants should note that only 1/3 of contact hours needed  for NY LCSWs and LMSWs can come from non-interactive web coursework.
NJ and All Other Social Workers:  An application for the Exploring Ethical Obligations course has been made to the ASWB ACE program in March 2022 as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.  See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.