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In-Person Workshop April 1st, 2023 at 2:00 PM-Counseling Ethics

Saturday, April 1, 2023
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM (CDT)

Event Details

Counseling Ethics: Why Good Counselors Make Bad Choices
In-Person Ethics Workshop
Saturday April 1st, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 5:15 PM
HALO Project at 401 E Memorial Road, Oklahoma City

Typically counseling ethics trainings focus on the “What?”. “What do the ethics code say?”” What does our state regulations say?” “What should counselors do if they have an ethical dilemma?.” This training will focus on those factors but will also focus on the “Why?”

‚Äč“Why do competent people knowingly break ethical codes and regulations?”.
We will also discuss the “How?” “How do you keep from getting into situations and becoming the victim of your own poor choices? “ New and updated: Mr. Perkins first presented this workshop in 2018 and 2019. Five years later, these principles still hold true. In addition, Mr. Perkins will present new research and historical events which have added to our knowledge of "Why good people do bad things".

Treatment Objectives Include:

-An overview of the top counseling ethical violations.
-An examination of situations in which research shows facilitates poor ethical judgement and ways to avoid them.
-A discussion of the importance of self-care to decrease stress and increase pro-social behaviors.
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This course meets criteria for 3 hours of ethics continuing education by the Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health for Oklahoma LPC and LMFT license holders, by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (provider #20230088) for Oklahoma LCSW license holders, by the Oklahoma Board of Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors (certificate #20230018) for LADC and CADC license holders (3 hours ethics CEUs), and for Oklahoma case managers (3 hours ethics/strength-based CEUs).

Micah Perkins, M.S., L.P.C., L.A.D.C.

Micah Perkins M.S., L.P.C, L.A.D.C. completed his Bachelors of Science and Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences both from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He is a recognized Certified Reality Therapist from the William Glasser Institute and has completed Advanced Training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York. His experience includes working with children and teens in therapeutic foster care and in acute and residential treatment programs. In addition, he has also worked with adults in a community mental health center. In 2015, he founded Edmond Counseling and Professional Development, LLC whose mission it is to provide evidenced based counseling to children, teens, and adults, training to mental health professionals, and wellness training to organizations.