American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Ethics and Risk Management 2.0

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Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to announce another brand-new professional development and continuing education course, Ethics and Risk Management 2.0, with some of the most respected and trusted Christian clinicians and ministry experts in America, John Sandy, Lois Dodds and Derrick Stevenson. These three, one-hour presentations are a must for every counselor, pastor, lay leader and caregiver.

If you are looking for resources to help you more effectively understand ethical dilemmas and manage the professional challenges that surround counselors on a daily basis, this course is for you. Be equipped to better understand and address three of the most serious issues that can negatively impact any practice.

Ethics and Risk Management 2.0 addresses important risk management, dual relationships and suicide assessment—issues that represent significant challenges for most every counselor and counseling ministries. This new program includes three video lectures on DVD, as well as a comprehensive worktext with detailed notes and exams. Our goal is to help you offer more effective Christ-centered care and counsel.

Three, one-hour presentations include:
ERM 101: Legal and Ethical Risk Management

Presented by John Sandy, J.D.

Competent and ethical behavior is a foundational principle for counselors. Legal and liability factors must be accounted for. This presentation provides practical “best practices” guidelines for the development of policies and procedures for church-based lay counseling and spiritual care ministry. Topics include worker screening, training and supervision, and administrative guidelines relating to confidentiality, sexual misconduct, state licensing law issues, abuse reporting, record keeping and ethics.

ERM 102: Dual and Multiple Relationships for Counselors

Presented by Lois Dodds, Ph.D.

Christian counselors belong to the Body of Christ and have a primary relationship with others, including a God-given mandate to love and to be self-giving. In many contexts, such as missions, church families, rural settings and residential programs, there is a need to practice with this priority. This lecture offers a biblical and historical context reviews when and how to relate, defines appropriate boundaries, and examines potential pitfalls. Eight current codes of ethics are reviewed.

ERM 103: Suicide Risk Assessment

Presented by Derrick Stevenson, Ph.D.

Each year, thousands of people die by suicide in the United States. The loss of even one person’s life by suicide is tragic. The accurate identification and assessment of suicidal individuals is a complex and difficult process. Clients are not always willing to talk openly and, in turn, clinicians may not always thoroughly or accurately assess this sensitive, but critical issue. This presentation explores new and effective ways to determine suicidal risk, as well as how to make an appropriate intervention.

When you successfully finish this program (more than 200,000 students have enrolled in a Light University course), you will earn a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education credits are also available, if needed, for mental health professionals.

Sincerely,

Timothy E. Clinton, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT
President, AACC

World-class Faculty

   
  Lois Dodds, Ph.D. John Sandy, J.D. Derrick Stevenson, Ph.D.