Continuing Education & Resources for Mental Health Professionals

On-Site CE Training Archive

Below are some of the on-site workshops presented during recent years and planned for the near future by The Center for Ethical Practice for state mental health associations, ethics and law classes, agencies, and practice groups — in their own locations.

October 7, 2016
“Recognizing the Ethical Challenges in Your Own Setting”
Central Valley Counselors Association, Harrisonburg VA

September 20, 2016
“Recognizing the Ethical Challenges in Your Own Setting”
Salem, Va. Veterans Administration Mental Health Staff

September 8, 2016
“Ethical/Legal ABCs” and “Recognizing the Ethical Challenges in Your Own Setting”
Naval Weapons Station Mental Health Professionals, Yorktown, Virginia

August 5, 2016
“Keeping Secrets:  The Complicated Ethics of ‘Conditional’ Confidentiality”
APA Convention CE Workshop, Denver CO

June 2, 2016
“Recognizing the Ethical Challenges in Your Own Setting”
UVa Curry Programs in Clinical & School Psychology – Students & Faculty

June 1, 2016
“Recognizing the Ethical Challenges in Your Own Setting”
UVa Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – Clinical Staff & Interns

May 13, 2016
“Ethical-Legal ‘Jeopardy'”
Quantico Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA – Mental Health Professionals

May 6, 2016
“Recognizing the Ethical Challenges in Your Own Setting”
Westhampton Family Psychologists, Westhampton VA

May 5, 2016
“Recognizing the Ethical Challenges in Your Own Setting”
Ainsworth Attachment Clinic Staff, Charlottesville, VA

May 4, 2016
“Recognizing the Ethical Challenges in Your Own Setting”
Albemarle County Virginia School System – Mental Health Professionals

April 8, 2016
“How Successful is My Professional Acculturation?”
Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology (VCPCP), Norfolk VA

March 8, 2016
“6 Temptations”
William and Mary College Counselors & Williamsburg VA Private Practitioners

February 19, 2016
“Avoiding Slippery Slopes”
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Grand Rounds, Richmond VA

September 15, 2015
“Responding Ethically to Federal and Virginia Laws”
Harrisonburg VA Community Services Board – Clinical Staff

September 3, 2015
“Mental Health & Violence:  Balancing Individual Rights & Public Safety”
Carillion Hospital – Mental Health Staff & Community Practitioners – Roanoke VA

June 16, 2015
“Ethics & Social Media”
Richmond VA Academy of Clinical Psychologists

May 15, 2015
“How Successful is Your Professional Acculturation?”
UVa Curry Programs in Clinical & School Psychology – Students & Faculty

May 13, 2015
“Mental Health & Violence: Balancing Individual Rights & Public Safety”
George Mason University Counseling Center, Fairfax, VA

May 8, 2015
“Ethical Challenges in Multi-Client Cases”
Ainsworth Attachment Clinic Staff, Charlottesville, VA

March 27, 2015
“Creating a Competent Community”
Westhampton Family Psychologists, Richmond VA

March 10, 2015
“How Successful is My Professional Acculturation?”
William and Mary Counselors & Williamsburg Private Practitioners

February 28, 2015
“6 Temptations”
Charlottesville Virginia Psychological Associates

January 24, 2015
“How Good is Your Professional Acculturation?”
Charlottesville Virginia Psychological Associates

November 12, 2014
“Ethical Issues in Multi-Client Therapy” &
“Ethical Issues in the Use of Electronic Technology”
Marine Corps – New Parent Support Program, Quantico, VA

September 30, 2014
“Ethical Issues in Multi-Client Therapy” &
“Ethical Issues in the Use of Electronic Technology”
Marine Corps Community Services, Henderson Hall, Arlington VA

June 6, 2014
“Avoiding Slippery Slopes” and
“Conditional Confidentiality”
Ainsworth Attachment Clinic, Charlottesville, VA

May 23, 2014
“Multidisciplinary Collaboration”
Arlington, Virginia, Public Schools Mental Health Professionals

May 20, 2014
“Therapist Duties vs. Patient Responsibilities
University of Virginia Curry Program Faculty & Students

May 14, 2014
“Ethical Temptations & Slippery Slopes”
Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Bismarck, North Dakota

May 9, 2014
“Multidisciplinary Collaboration”
Alexandria, Virginia, Public School Mental Health Professionals

April 29, 2014
“Confidentiality with Child and Adolescent Clients”
and “Multidisciplinary Collaboration”
PREP – Albemarle County, Virginia

March 28, 2014
“Learning from Ethical Vignettes”
Westhampton Family Psychologists

March 21, 2014
“Working With Virginia College Students”
Virginia Small College Counselors Assn, Ashland, VA

March 11, 2014
“Working With Virginia College Students”
University of Virginia Counseling Center

February 28, 2014
“Ethical Issues in Multidisciplinary Collaboration”
William and Mary Counseling Center

February 26, 2014
“Top 10 Ethically-Important Distinctions” and
“The Ethics of Conditional Confidentiality”
Frontier Health System
Johnson City, TN

February 21, 2014
“Learning from Ethical Vignettes”
Westhampton Family Psychologists
Richmond, VA

February 15, 2014
“Confidentiality with Child and Adolescent Therapy Patients:  Ethical & Legal Issues
Centre Pointe Health
Fredericksburg, VA

February 3, 2014
“Multicultural Competence”
Tidewater Academy of Clinical Psychologists”
Norfolk, VA

January 25, 2014
“Learning From Clinical Vignettes”
Charlottesville Psychological Associates

January 23, 2014
“Working With Virginia College & University Students:  Ethical & Legal Issues
James Madison Counseling Center Staff

July 18, 2013
“Ethical Implications of Electronic Technology, Teletherapy, and Techno-Therapy”
American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) National Conference
Arlington, VA

May 15, 2013
“10 Ethically Important Distinctions”   &   “If Only I Had Known . . .”
North Dakota Dept. of Human Services –
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Staff
Bismarck, North Dakota

May 10, 2013
“Ethical-Legal Jeopardy”
Blue Ridge Academy of Clinical Psychologists
Roanoke VA

May 7, 2013
“Avoiding Slippery Slopes” &
“The Ethics of ‘Conditional Confidentiality: A Practice Model for Mental Health Professionals”
Mount Rogers Community Services Board Clinical Staff, Wytheville VA

April 25, 2013
“The Ethics of ‘Conditional’ Confidentiality:
A Practice Model for Mental Health Professionals”
Virginia Psychological Association Convention – Richmond VA

April 19, 2013
“Privacy and Confidentiality in the Delivery of Mental Health Services:
Ethical Issues & Legal Requirements”
University of Virginia Law School Class in Mental Health Law

April 12, 2013
“Ethical Implications of Electronic Technology, Teletherapy, & Techno-Therapy”
Eastern Virginia Consortium – Faculty & Students

April 5, 2013
“Multicultural Competency, Anyone?”
Faculty & Students, U.Va. Curry Programs in Clinical and School Psychology

March 21, 2013
“Making Ethically Important Distinctions – #2”
FAP Staff, Quantico Marine Corps Base, Quantico VA

March 19, 2013
“If Only I Had Known . . . ”
Albemarle County Schools – School Psychologists and School Social Workers

March 15, 2013
“Are We Really ‘Informants’?”
University of Virginia Counseling Center Staff and Trainees

March 1, 2013
“Working with Virginia College & University Students:
Ethical and Legal Issues”
William & Mary University Counseling Center Staff + Local Clinicians

February 19, 2013
“Multi-Cultural Competence, Anyone?”
Charlottesville Psychological Associates, Charlottesville VA

February 15, 2013
“Ethical-Legal Jeopardy”
Westhampton Family Therapists, Richmond VA

February 9, 2013
“Ethical-Legal Jeopardy”
Charlottesville Psychological Associates, Charlottesville VA

February 7, 2013
“Making Important Ethical Distinctions – #1”
FAP Staff, Quantico Marine Corps Base, Quantico VA

February 6, 2013
Ethical/Legal Issues
U.Va. Doctoral Class: Professional and Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology

January 9-10, 2013
“Ethical-Legal Jeopardy” + Ethics Training for Non-Clinical Staff
Quantico Marine Corps Base, Quantico VA

April 19, 2012
“Privacy and Confidentiality in the Delivery of Mental Health Services:
Ethical Issues & Legal Requirements.”
University of Virginia Law School

March 15, 2012
“Replacing ‘Who is the Client?’ With a Different Ethical Question ”
St. Luke’s Institute, Silver Spring, Maryland

March 8, 2012
“Therapist Self-Disclosure”
University of Virginia Counseling and Psychological Services

March 2, 2012
“Ethical and Legal Issues in Clinical Consultation and Supervision”
William & Mary University Counseling Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

February 17, 2012
“What if You or Your Records Go to Court?”
Westhampton Family Psychologists, Richmond, Virginia

February 8, 2012
“Ethical/Legal Issues”
U.Va. Doctoral Class: Professional and Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology

February 2, 2012
“Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision”
Florida Certification Board, Orlando, Florida

January 23, 2012
“Where Do Our Loyalties Lie?”
Arlington, Virginia School System Mental Health Professionals

November 12, 2011
“Confidentiality in Psychoanalysis:  A Review of Bollas & Sundelson”
Virginia Psychoanalytic Association Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia

October 28, 2011
“What are we Not Talking About?  – Raising the Ethical Issues We Avoid”
Oregon Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon

July 14, 2011
“Can You Keep A Secret ?  An Ethical Model for Protecting Patients’ Confidentiality Rights”
Florida Psychological Association, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

May 24, 2011
“Choosing an Ethical Decision-Making Model”
Albemarle County, Virginia, Mental Health Professionals

May 10, 2011
“Are Your Policies Clear Enough?”
Poehailos & DuPont Associates, Charlottesville, Virginia

Friday, March 11, 2011
“Planned & Unplanned Terminations”
William & Mary University Counseling Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
“Planned & Unplanned Terminations”
University of Virginia Counseling & Psychological Services

Friday, February 28, 2011
“What Are We Not Talking About?  Raising The Ethical Issues We Avoid”
Winchester Virginia Therapists

Friday, February 11, 2011
“Forethought:  Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas”
Westhampton, Virginia, Family Psychologists

Saturday, January 22, 2011
“What Are We Still Not Talking About?
Charlottesville Psychological Associates

Friday, November 12, 2010
“What Are We Not Talking About?  Raising the Ethical Issues We Avoid”
Northern Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists

Friday, July 23, 2010
“Forethought About Beginnings & Endings”
Aquia Counseling, Stafford

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
“What Are We Not Talking About? Raising the Ethical Issues We Avoid”
Psychological & Life Skills Associates – Woodbridge

Friday, July 16, 2010
“Can You Keep A Secret? An Ethical Model for Protecting Patients’ Confidentiality Rights”
Pittsburg Veterans Administration Hospital Psychologists

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
“Forethought About Clinical Endings”
Rose Hill Clinicians, Charlottesville

Friday, June 4, 2010
“What Are We Not Talking About?”
University of Virginiaa – Curry Programs in Clinical & School Psychology

Thursday, May 6, 2010
“What Are We Not Talking About?”
Center for Pastoral Counseling, Fairfax

Friday, April 23, 2010
“What Are We Not Talking About? Raising the Ethical Issues We Avoid ”
Virginia Psychological Association Convention, Norfolk Marriott Waterside

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
“Can You Keep A Secret?”
William & Mary Counseling Center

Friday April 16, 2010
“Forethought – Which Ethical Dilemmas Can We Avoid If We Try?”
Portsmouth, Virginia, Naval Medical Center, Department of Psychology

March 25, 2010
“Forethought: Which Ethical Dilemmas Can We Avoid If We Try?”
PREP – Albemarle County Resource Center

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
“Forethought: Which Ethical Dilemmas Can We Avoid If We Try?”
University of Virginia – Counseling and Psychological Services

Friday, January 22, 2010
Professional Ethics: 2 Developmental Perspectives
Medical College of Virginia – Dept. of Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Saturday, January 16, 2010
“Forethought: Which Ethical Dilemmas Can We Avoid If We Try?”
Charlottesville Psychological Associates

December 5, 2009
Advanced Seminar: “Forethought: Which Ethical Dilemmas Can We Avoid If We Try?”
Charlottesville Psychological Associates

October 20, 2009
Advanced Seminar: “Forethought: Which Ethical Dilemmas Can We Avoid If We Try?”
Poehailos, Dupont & Associates, PLC, Charlottesville, VA

Sept 10, 2009
Boundaries & Dual Relationships
Virginia School for Deaf & Blind

Friday, July 17, 2009
“Can You Keep A Secret? The Complications of ‘Conditional’ Confidentiality”
Ohio Psychological Association, Columbus Ohio

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
“Legislative Update ’08 – Ethical Implications of New Virginia Laws”
Poehailos, Dupont & Associates, PLC, Charlottesville, VA

Friday, June 5, 2009
“Forethought”
National Security Agency (NSA) Psychologists, Hanover MD

June 3, 2009
“Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision”
Community Services Board Staff, Prince William County VA

Friday, May 1, 2009
“Forethought : Which Ethical Dilemmas Can You Avoid If You Try?”
Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg VA

Thursday, April 9, 2009
“Legislative Update ’08 – Ethical Implications of New Virginia Laws”
Small College Counselors Association, Lynchburg VA

Thursday, March 26, 2009
“Ethical Implications of ‘Conditional’ Confidentiality” +
“Working With Separating & Divorcing Families”
HPR III Training Institute, Roanoke VA

Friday, March 20, 2009
“Boundaries” and “Conditional Confidentiality”
Family Counseling Center for Recovery, Richmond VA

Tuesday, March 3, 2009
“Forethought : Which Ethical Dilemmas Can You Avoid If You Try?”
University of Virginia Counseling Center Staff, Charlottesville VA

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
“Legislative Update ’08 – Ethical Implications of New Virginia Laws”
Albemarle County School Psychologists, Charlottesville VA

Friday, December 5, 2008
“Forethought : Which Ethical Dilemmas Can You Avoid If You Try?”
Northwest Mental Health Training Center, Chantilly VA

Thursday, October 23, 2008
“Ethical Implications of “Conditional” Confidentiality”
Mount Rogers Community Services Board, Wytheville VA

Friday, October 17, 2008
“Legislative Update ’08 – Ethical Implications of New Virginia Laws”
Virginia Psychological Association Convention, Virginia Beach VA

Monday, October 13, 2008
“Legislative Update ’08 – Ethical Implications of New Virginia Laws”
School Psychologists and Counselors, Winchester VA

Friday, October 10, 2008
“Legislative Update ’08 – Ethical Implications of New Virginia Laws”
University of Virginia Counseling Center Staff, Charlottesville VA

Thursday, October 2, 2008
“Promises Kept, Promises Broken”
Meier Clinics, Fairfax VA

Sunday, August 17, 2008
“Can You Keep A Secret?”
American Psychological Association (APA) Convention CE Workshop
Boston MA

Friday, June 6, 2008
“Ethical Problem Solving 101”
Counseling Center of Fairfax

Friday, May 16, 2008
“What If You or Records Go To Court?”
Augusta Medical Center

Thursday, May 1, 2008 – noon – 1pm
“Conditional Confidentiality: Ethical Lessons from the Va Tech Shootings”
Carilon Medical Center, Continuing Medical Education, Biomedical Ethics, Roanoke VA

Monday, April 28, 2008 – 8 a.m. – noon
“Protecting Confidentiality Rights: Ethical & Legal Considerations”
Ohio University, Athens, OH

Friday April 25, 2008
“Using What We Know: Resolving Sticky Ethical Issues”
Eastern Mennonite University

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 – 8:30 – 10:00
“Confidentiality With Virginia Minors & Their Families: Ethical Standards & Laws”
Virginia Child Development Services
Omni, Charlottesville, Virginia

Wednesday, March 5, 2008- 8:30 – 1 0:00
“Conditional Confidentiality: Ethical Lessons from the Va Tech Shootings.”
University of Virginia Student Health – Counseling and Psychological Services
Mental Health Staff & Interns

Monday, March 3, 2008 –7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
“Beginnings & Endings”
Richmond Academy of Clinical Psychologists

Saturday, February 2, 2008
“Deliberate Dual Relationships”
Charlottesville Psychological Associates

Saturday, January 5, 2008
“Ethical Issues With Separating & Divorcing Families”
Charlottesville Psychological Associates

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 – 8:30 – 12 noon
“Open Forum on Ethics for School Psychologists”
Albemarle County Resource Center

Friday, May 25, 2007
“HIPAA, APA Ethics Code, and Virginia Law”
Psychologists – U. S. Naval Base – Portsmouth, Virginia

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 – 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.
“Multi-Client Relationships + Deliberate Dual Relationships”
Danville Community Services Board

Friday, May 18, 2007 – 9:00 – noon
“Deliberate Dual Relationships”
Eastern Mennonite University

Monday, April 23, 2007 – 1:00 – 4:15
“Ethical Planning & Decision Making”
Hanover County CSB

Monday, April 16, 2007 9:00 – 12:15
“Ethical Planning & Decision Making”
Hanover County CSB

Friday, April 13, 2007 – 9:00 -noon
“Using What We Know – A Model for Resolving ‘Sticky’ Ethical Dilemmas”
Counseling Center of Fairfax

Thursday, April 12, 2007 – 9:00 – 12:30
“Using What We Know – A Model for Resolving ‘Sticky’ Ethical Dilemmas”
Center for Pastoral Counseling of Virginia

Tuesday, April 4, 2007
“Multi-Client Therapy” + “Deliberate Dual Relationships”
Danville Community Services Board

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 – 4-7pm
“Multi-Client Therapy”
Augusta Medical Center, Staunton

Monday, March 5, 2007 – 9:00 – noon
U.Va. CAPPS Counseling Center

Thursday, March 1, 2007 – 9:30 – 12:30
“Ethical Planning & Decision Making”
Centra Health – Holiday Inn Select, Lynchburg

January 27, 2007 – 9:00 – 12:30
“Confidentiality & HIPAA”
Institute forContemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis
Marriott Residence Inn, Bethesda MD.
(with Carol Shrier-Polak and Alan McFarland)

April 27, 2006
“Boundaries & Dual Relationships”
Center for Pastoral Counseling in Virginia, Fairfax, Virginia

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
“Ethics Lunch Discussion”
V. A. Hospital Psychologists and Interns, Salem, Virginia

Monday, April 24, 2006 – 9:00 a.m. – noon
Advanced Seminar: “Serious Conversations About Ethical Dilemmas”
Blue Ridge Academy of Clinical Psychologists, Roanoke, Virginia

Friday, March 31, 2006 – 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
“Confidentiality & Informed Consent”
Staff, Phillips Schools
M. A. Fisher, Ph.D. & Lisa Bennett, Ph.D.

Saturday, March 18 , 2006
“Dual Relationships & Boundaries”
Augusta Medical Center Mental Health Staff, Staunton, Virginia

Friday, February 17, 2006 – noon – 2:00 p.m.
“Ethical & Legal Issues in Clinical Supervision”
University of Virginia Student Health – CAPS
Mental Health Staff & Interns

Friday, February 3, 2006 – 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“Informed Consent”
Eastern State Hospital Staff and Interns – Williamsburg, Virginia

October 12 & October 20, 2005
“Practical Ethics in Nursing:  A Model for Responding to Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Cases”
Martha Jefferson Hospital Nurses, Charlottesville, Virginia

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