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Developed in conjunction with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), this is an ideal professional development opportunity for new counsellors and psychotherapists seeking to hone their skills and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists looking to brush up.

The program includes two courses: Ethics Primer ( self-paced, 10 hours) and Ethics Refresher (3-weeks facilitated, 20 hours). Join us for one or both depending on  your needs. 

Available September 1, 2024: The forthcoming revision to the current text from our Ethics Primer and Ethics Refresher courses, will be available soon. The new text, Ethics in a Canadian counselling and psychotherapy context (Sorsdahl, Borgen, & Borgen, in press) will be available September, 2024.

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Ethics Primer

(Self-Paced, 10 hours)

This course will review CCPA’s code of ethics and standards of practice, providing an essential foundation for ethical practice. Students will review and apply the CCPA ethical decision-making model to case vignettes that include a variety of ethical dilemmas and complex counselling challenges involving “shades of grey.” For counsellors who haven’t previously completed an ethics course recognized by CCPA, this self-directed, online course serves as a foundation for the Ethics Refresher course, which is more in-depth and instructor-led.

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Ethics Refresher 

(3-Week Facilitated, 20 hours)

Building from Ethics Primer or previous training in counselling/psychotherapy ethics, this follow-up, facilitated online course will dig deeper, exploring best practices for ethical counselling according to CCPA’s code of ethics and standards of practice. Students will discuss ethical “grey areas” in current counselling practice; course activities will require personal reflection about values, culture, context, and decision-making processes as ethical knowledge is translated to practice through working with real and hypothetical scenarios.

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Not a Counsellor or Psychotherapist and looking for ethics training? Consider our Career Management Professional Program.

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