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Deontology and Professional Ethics


Textbook Course - Course Exam --------------------------

Gerald Corey
Ben E. Benjamin
Cherie Sohnen-Moe

Textbook Course:
- Course Exam
- 30 NTCB CEUs
(Continuing Education Units)
Outlines the legal responsibilities, restrictions, issues, and ethics the practitioner must be aware of to be protected and operate legally in the natural health field. Covered are the proper terminology for communicating and interacting with others and how to educate others in the natural health field. This course is a hands-on practitioner's guide to creating a professional, safe, and enduring practice. Students will reflect on the Code of Ethics as it pertains to the practitioner of Natural Medicine, as well as on the many ethical issues surfacing in regards to new scientific developments.

 Goal Statements:
- The student will be introduced to the basics of professional ethics.
- The student will learn the boundaries of professional relationships.
- The student will gain an understanding of client rights and counselor responsibilities.
- The student will also be introduced to many other important concepts, such as confidentiality, professional competence, emotions in the treatment room, dual relationships, etc.

 Required Textbook:
Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions by Gerald Corey
The Ethics of Touch by Ben E. Benjamin and Cherie Sohnen-Moe

Textbooks are NOT included.

 Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions:
- Introduction to Professional Ethics
- The Counselor as a Person and as a Professional
- Values and the Helping Relationship
- Client Rights and Counselor Responsibilities
- Confidentiality: Ethical and Legal Issues
- Issues in Theory, Practice, and Research
- Managing Boundaries and Multiple Relationships
- Professional Competence and Training
- Multicultural Perspectives and Diversity Issues
- The Counselor in the Community
- Ethical Issues
- Codes of Ethics and Standards of Practice

The Ethics of Touch:
- Core Psychological Concepts
- Boundaries
- Boundary Crossings and Violations
- Dynamics of Effective Communication
- Emotions in the Treatment Room
- Dual Relationships
- Business Ethics
- Legal Issues
- Special Considerations in Cases of Trauma

Deontology and Professional Ethics


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