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Exploring Ethical Obligations

2.5 CEs | $44 | Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., JD, LMSW

Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., JD, LMSW presents a 2 and a half-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.

Exploring Ethical Obligations is an online, self-study, recorded, beginning to intermediate level webinar developed in 2021 for social work and other clinical professionals.

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

What you get from this offer

Access to the course

Get access to a 2.5 -hour long course

Approved CEs

The completion of the course will grant you 2.5 CEs.

Insights to ethical obligations

Understand and use the insights in your own practice.

Approved credits


Recognized CE provider for NYS OASAS (#0806) and has individual course and provider level approval to offer CEs for these webinars to NYS re-credentialing CASACs. 

For NYS Clinicians

Recognized CE provider for NYS Social Workers (# SW-0519) and LMHCs (#MHC-0124) and has provider level approval to offer CEs for these recorded webinars 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.

All Other Social Workers*

Exploring Ethical Obligations (#4198) has been approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Best Practice Trainers, Inc. as an individual course that is available for CEs for social workers in the US and Canada. 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. ACE course approval period: 5/29/2022 – 5/29/2024. *See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.

About the author

Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., JD, LMSW

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.

Completion requirements

To earn CE credit, participants must log in, attend the entire course as determined electronically and complete a course evaluation and posttest with at least 75% accuracy.

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