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Conference Presentation

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Knowledge of sound professional ethics in behavioral health delivery is critical to achieving good practice, protecting consumers, and providing the highest quality care. To satisfy continuing education licensing expectations, most behavioral health providers are required to complete periodic ethics training. This workshop focuses on practice ethics from a rural perspective where unique dilemmas often experienced by rural providers are discussed (e.g., confidentiality, consumer/practitioner relationships, expertise levels, geography). Here, we will explore some of the elements that create ethical challenges when practicing in rural and small communities. This training may satisfy up to one hour of required ethics training for a variety of licenses. All participants will be provided with materials that show evidence of tested knowledge assessment of presented information.


Social Work

Conference Name

50th Annual National Association for Rural Mental Health Conference

Conference Place

Pittsburgh, PA