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Providing Ethical Behavioral Health Services to Children & Adolescents

Confidently Navigate Child-Related Ethical Issues

Dealing with any ethical issue can be challenging. When it involves children or adolescents it can be especially confusing, daunting and anxiety-provoking. Mental health professionals can be left with more questions than answers and without a clear method for navigating these waters.

In this skill-building recording, Dr. Terry Casey will equip you to handle whatever ethical challenge might arise involving children, adolescents, and their families. You will learn how to employ a unique ethical decision making model developed by Dr. Casey when dealing with a variety of scenarios, including mandatory reporting, boundaries, divorce and child custody, and virtual relationships.  Using case vignettes, Dr. Casey will guide you through case studies as you evaluate decisions through the lens of applicable ethical codes as well as federal and state laws.


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Terry Casey
5 Hours 34 Minutes
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25 May, 2017
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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards



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TERRY CASEY, PhD, HSP, is a licensed psychologist, health service provider with over 30 years of professional experience, including a 16-year tenure as the director of counseling & psychological services for a non-profit agency with over 30 counselors at over a dozen locations.

He is in private practice in Franklin Tennessee, teaches ethics and professional issues in counseling at Lipscomb University’s graduate program in clinical mental health counseling, and guest lectures at Trevecca University’s PhD program in Clinical counseling. Dr. Casey also served for several years as the chair of the ethics committee for the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors’ Association and in an advisory capacity for graduate counseling programs at two universities.

He has presented frequently on ethics to organizations such as the American Counseling Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, the Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors, and others. For more information visit his practice website at

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Terry Casey maintains a private practice. He is an adjunct faculty member at Lipscomb University. Dr. Casey receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Terry Casey is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. 

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  1. Identify the five primary perspectives of the Multiple Perspectives Model of ethical decision making in clinical practice
  2. Discuss special issues associated with working with minor clients
  3. List the four steps of the Multiple Perspectives Model, and describe how to implements the steps in clinical practice
  4. Compare and contrast the ethics laws that pertain to all minor clients vs. the ethics laws that apply specifically to older adolescents
  5. Describe how to interpret and navigate professional codes of ethics and state licensing rules
  6. Determine the ethical course of action for various scenarios involving minor clients, using the Multiple Perspectives Model



  • Ethical
  • Legal
  • Clinical/therapeutic
  • Institutional Policies
  • Therapist’s well-being and interests


  • Assent vs. consent
  • Confidentiality issues
    • Exceptions
    • Process for informing minors and parents/guardians
  • Divorced/divorcing parents
  • Parenting plans
  • Access to a minor’s protected health information
  • Laws pertaining to older adolescents


  • Step #1: Evaluate for relevant issues in each perspective
  • Step #2: If the problem has a significant ethical component…
  • Step #3: Consultation
  • Step #4: Decision and documentation


  • Round #1
    • Mandatory reporting: “The phone intake”
    • Multiple relationships: “Client in a bind”
    • Boundaries and Perceptions: “The coffee shop”
  • Round #2
    • Parents at odds: “Robert’s separated parents”
    • Divorced parents: “The dilemma with Julia”
    • Virtual relationships: “Social media friends”
  • Round #3
    • Competing rights: “Celeste and her father”
    • Trusting the process: “Amanda and Stephanie”
    • Competency & supervision: “The Play Therapy request”
  • Supplemental (time permitting)
    • Boundaries revisited: “Dawn’s caramel macchiato”

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Educators
  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors



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