CRCC eUNIVERSITY Ethics Courses

Ethics: Support Network Involvement

2 CE CLOCK HOURS IN ETHICS
$50 LIST PRICE | $30 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

What is the significance of enlisting the support and involvement of others — in particular, family members — in the rehabilitation counseling process? Use the Code of Ethics to guide your decisions about the appropriate way to work with support networks.

Course Description

This course emphasizes family support of adults and examines why involvement of family members may be important in the rehabilitation process. Family support may be most visible during acute phases of an illness or in chronic illnesses resulting in disability. Involvement might include identifying the individual’s strengths, making explicit cultural nuances impacting family-based decision-making in setting goals, and acknowledging stresses associated with caregiving.

Once you complete this course, you will have an understanding of issues in the involvement of family members in client rehabilitation. You will be able to define family for the purpose of deciding whether, when, and how to enlist the support and involvement of others. You’ll also be able to recognize when cultural factors indicate that family be included in a client’s rehabilitation. The learning activities in the course are designed to help you apply the course content. These learning activities focus on the role of family members as caregivers in chronic conditions and help you recognize the impact of long-term caregiving on family members. When analyzing the case scenarios in the learning activities, you’ll also identify ways to enhance your own skills related to working with support networks. The Code of Ethics is integrated into the feedback provided for each learning activity.

Course Instructor

Catherine A. Marshall, PhD, CRC

Ethics: Considerations and Challenges for the Ethical Supervisor

4 CE CLOCK HOURS IN ETHICS
$100 LIST PRICE | $60 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

Supervisors play a significant role in supporting ethical rehabilitation counseling. By the end of this course, you will analyze ethical issues or dilemmas and apply various decision-making models to guide your practice. You’ll use the Code of Ethics as you make decisions about the appropriate way to proceed.

Course Description

Supervisors have opportunities to lead, teach, advocate, and model the very best ethical practice in helping people with disabilities envision and achieve their goals. Using different decision-making models to guide your thinking, you’ll analyze ethical issue and dilemma scenarios. Practice defending the decisions you make about the clients and counselors in this course. You’ll also have opportunities to consider the role of cultural humility in counseling and the practice of ethical bracketing.

The learning activities are designed to help you apply the content presented in the course and identify ways you can enhance your own ethical decision-making skills. The Code of Ethics is integrated into the feedback provided for each learning activity.

Course Instructors

Teesha Kirschbaum, MA, CRC
Lori Magnuson, PhD, CRC
Ann E. Martin, MA, CRC

Ethics: Understanding and Using Decision-Making Models

4 CE CLOCK HOURS IN ETHICS
$100 LIST PRICE | $60 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

The goal of this course is to help you:

  • Identify the ethical situation in a given scenario.
  • Explain various decision-making models and their differences.
  • Apply your preferred ethical decision-making model to a given situation.

Course Description

A wide variety of rehabilitation counseling situations can benefit from the application of an ethical decision-making tool. These tools can serve as a sort of road map for navigating the situation. When and why to use ethical decision-making tools is the focus this course. Four decision-making models are used as road maps to resolve the ethical problems encountered when working with clients and colleagues.

The learning activities are designed to help you apply the content presented in the course and identify ways you can enhance your own ethical decision-making skills. Feedback is provided for each learning activity.

Course Instructor

Aaron Mertes, MS, CRC, tLMHC, CLCP

Ethics: Analyzing Diverse Dilemmas

5 CE CLOCK HOURS IN ETHICS
$125 LIST PRICE | $75 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

Apply relevant principles of the CRCC Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors (Code) across common professional activities to more deeply understand associated ethical dilemmas.

Course Description

This course is composed of ten units, each covering a different area of ethical practice, specifically:

  • Working with Veterans,
  • Working with Ex-offenders,
  • Job Placement,
  • Cultural Competency,
  • Business Practices,
  • Substance Use Disorders,
  • Conflict Resolution,
  • Distance Education,
  • Transition, and
  • Working Collaboratively.

Each unit is written by a different expert in the field of rehabilitation counseling, and reflects the unique perspective and expertise of each author.

Ethics: Case Management

3 CE CLOCK HOURS IN ETHICS
$75 LIST PRICE | $45 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

Case management primarily exists to serve individuals with disability by elevating their opportunities to live to their highest potentials. This course links case management to the rehabilitation counseling philosophy and perspective.

Assess how the CRCC Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors (Code) guides ethical behavior in case management situations by:

  • Analyzing models of case management;
  • Categorizing the major ethical dimensions involved in case management services;
  • Identifying the major ethical challenges within case management; and
  • Recognizing your increased awareness of ethical challenges involving case management

Course Description

Rehabilitation counseling case managers rely on the Code as a guide to ethical behavior. Increase your awareness of the ethical dimensions involved in case management services as you analyze ethical challenges within those services. Evaluate how the six principles of the Code guide the ethical behavior of case managers.
This course includes six case studies that apply ethical principles to case management services situations. Knowledge check quizzes throughout the course provide immediate feedback to help you assess your understanding of the course content.

Course Instructor

Todd Lewicki, PhD, LMSW

Ethics: Exploring the 2017 Code

1 CE CLOCK HOURS IN ETHICS
$25 LIST PRICE | $15 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

Provide an understanding of the more prominent new and modified Enforceable Standards of the new 2017 Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors (Code).

Course Description

This ethics course provides an overview of the CRCC Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors new and revised Enforceable Standards. These standards are intended to assure the public that the rehabilitation counseling profession accepts its responsibility to provide caring, quality service to individuals with disabilities. All CRCs and CCRCs are bound to act in accordance with the CRCC Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors (the Code). This new version of the Code is effective January 1, 2017.

Specifically, this course is composed of four units:

  • Unit 1, The CRCC Code of Ethics, explains the purpose, the need to periodically revise, and the process of revising the Code.
  • Unit 2, Section A to Section L, describes the structure of the Code, including the concept of Enforceable Standards. The more prominent new and modified Enforceable Standards in the new 2017 version of the Code are highlighted throughout this unit.
  • Unit 3, What Happens When the Code is Violated, explains the process of reporting and resolving Code violations.
  • Unit 4, Using the Code for Guidance, provides resources associated with the Code.
Course Instructors

Linda Shaw, PhD, CRC
Jenipher S. Gaffney, CRC

Ethics: Practical Applications

5 CE CLOCK HOURS IN ETHICS
$125 LIST PRICE | $75 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

Apply relevant principles of the CRCC Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors (Code) across common professional activities to more deeply understand associated ethical dilemmas.

Course Description

This course is composed of ten units, each covering a different area of ethical practice, specifically:

  • Electronic Communications,
  • Disclosure,
  • Disparaging Remarks,
  • Testing and Assessment,
  • Student Supervision,
  • Aging Population,
  • Advocacy,
  • Transcultural Decision-Making,
  • Addressing Culture, and
  • Dual Roles – The New Paradigm.

Each unit is written by a different expert in the field of rehabilitation counseling, and reflects the unique perspective and expertise of each author.

NOTE: This course was formerly titled Practical Applications 2. Prior to that, it was CRCC Home Study II. If you have already completed Practical Applications 2 or CRCC Home Study II, do not take this course for CE credit.

Ethics: Wellness and Self-Care

5 CE CLOCK HOURS IN ETHICS
$125 LIST PRICE | $75 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

Appraise how the principles of the CRCC Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors (Code) support rehabilitation counselors’ wellness and their ability to thrive within the demands of the profession by:

  • Understanding the definition of wellness and the Eight Dimensions of Wellness Model;
  • Identification and analysis of key risk factors and professional blind spots that threaten wellness and adversely impact performance;
  • Formulating appropriate responses to scenarios that support ethical decision-making and actions; and
  • Evaluating how organizational cultures and practices influence the negotiation of wellness activities and strategies

Course Description

Rehabilitation counselors work in high-stress, demanding environments that influence their levels of wellness. Large caseloads and established benchmarks for successful rehabilitation of complex cases serve as catalysts for burnout and impairments and pose an ongoing threat for rehabilitation counselors, especially when practicing in work environments that do not foster, promote, and support their sense of wellness.

Rehabilitation counselors are to be alert for any signs of impairment that they may be experiencing (physical, mental, emotional, etc.) and should refrain from providing professional services if warranted. Therefore, it is critical for rehabilitation counselors to be aware of the concept of wellness, and how implementing wellness practices in both their personal and professional lives can be beneficial for both themselves and their clients.

This course includes seven case studies that apply ethical principles to typical counseling situations that compromise wellness. Knowledge checks throughout the course provide immediate feedback for submitted responses.

Course Instructor

Tamarra P. Thomas, PhD, CRC, CADC

Ethics: Working with Students with Disabilities

5 CE CLOCK HOURS IN ETHICS
$125 LIST PRICE | $75 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

Use the CRCC Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors (Code), when working with college students with disabilities to:

  • Address ethical dilemmas inherent to both the climate of a college campus and transition to post-college employment and independent living;
  • Better understand how to apply the information in the Code to your practice; and
  • Guide your decision-making

Course Description

Higher education for many college students can be a daunting experience. Students with disabilities may find navigating the terrain of colleges and universities difficult, especially when support is not identified and utilized on campus. CRCs working with students with disabilities in secondary settings may be mental health and vocational counselors. Once the student is in a postsecondary setting, the CRC may be a disability resources counselor and must be aware of all available resources. As the student with disabilities transitions to employment and independent living, the collaborative effort between the counselor and client can present challenges, including perspectives and expectations from parents, teachers, and community partners that influence the counseling dynamic. CRCs are aware of ethical dilemmas that occur with their clients, but those dilemmas can become magnified when working on teams and working across agencies in pursuit of the client’s employment and independent living goals. CRCs should refer to their Code whenever such dilemmas occur.

This ethics course presents ethical dilemmas associated with college students with disabilities. You’ll analyze case studies designed to help you prepare students with disabilities for the climate of a college campus. Several case studies focus on ethical dilemmas associated with academic accommodation in college and university settings. You’ll also explore the ethical considerations related to preparing students with disabilities for employment and independent living environments. Ethical-legal issues in the workplace are presented in case studies featuring CRCs serving on a mental health response team. You’ll also analyze ethical dilemmas connected to advocacy and social justice issues.

Course Instructor

Maggie Butler, PhD, CRC

Ethics: Working with Transition-Aged Youth with Disabilities

5 CE CLOCK HOURS IN ETHICS
$125 LIST PRICE | $75 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

Use the CRCC Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors (Code), when working with high-school students transitioning to college, to:

  • Address ethical dilemmas inherent in the transition process;
  • Better understand how to apply the information in the Code to your practice; and
  • Guide your decision-making

Course Description

Transition services support transition-aged youth with disabilities as they move toward adulthood and independence by completing secondary education and preparing for postsecondary opportunities. CRCs may find themselves working with transition-aged youth with disabilities within vocational agencies, private practices, school systems, and behavioral health organizations. Support for transition-aged youth often is provided in a collaborative manner from the referral (e.g., transition specialist, special education teacher, school counselor) to case closure (e.g., parents/guardian, employment specialist). Work with transition-aged youth can present challenges and ethical dilemmas created by various organizational cultures and climates. Ethical dilemmas also arise during collaboration with agencies, family members of clients, and other members of transition teams. CRCs should refer to their Code whenever such dilemmas occur.

This ethics course presents common ethical dilemmas associated with transition-aged youth with disabilities. In this course, you will analyze case studies designed to help you consider the impact of interagency collaborations; how psychoeducational career-focused groups can be managed; and the challenges of working with transition-aged youth with disabilities, parents or guardians, and other counselors.

Course Instructor

Maggie Butler, PhD, CRC