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Ethics Seminar at Birmingham Maple Clinic

Birmingham Maple Clinic hosts Professors from Wayne State University

For 5-Hour Seminar on “Ethics; A Slippery Slope”

Ethics Seminar at Birmingham Maple ClinicOn Friday, June 28, 2013, Professors Anwar Najor-Durack and Dennis Muzzi presented a workshop at Birmingham Maple Clinic for the clinical staff to discuss ethical issues in clinical mental health practice.  While it is required for Clinical Social Workers to take 5 Continuing Education Credits in Ethics per license renewal period, the other mental health professions do not require CEC at this time. Still, therapists participating in the seminar were a combination of psychologists, professional counselors and social workers.

Issues related to ethical misconduct, ways to ensure compliance with all state and professional licensure requirements, what constitutes ethical violations, and much more, were discussed along with case examples.  The therapists were also asked to confer on actual cases that have been brought before the state board for determination on charges of license violations, to see how their recommendations matched/did not match the actual recommendations made by the State Board of Social Workers’ actual decisions.

Birmingham Maple Clinic is devoted to ongoing education of its clinical staff and the topic of “Ethics” is always a timely, critical subject for reflection and education.