Bringing The Team Together: Effective Ethics and Collaboration Among Medical and Mental Health Professionals (With CE’s) – Friday, May 3, 2024

Bringing The Team Together: Effective Ethics and Collaboration Among Medical and Mental Health Professionals (With CE’s) – Friday, May 3, 2024


*Webinars MUST be watched LIVE to receive CE Credit

Bringing The Team Together: Effective Ethics and Collaboration Among Medical and Mental Health Professionals. 

Friday, May 3, 2024 

1:00 – 3:30 PM ET 

Webinar Presenter 

Mercy Connors is the Director of Program Development and Professional Relations, Director of Counseling, Director of the International Board of Christian Care for the American Association of Christian Counselors, the Clinical Compliance Officer for Light Counseling in Forest, Virginia, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, and a Certified Enneagram Coach. She is a member of American Association of Christian Counselors and the Virginia Counseling Association. Dr. Connors received her B.S. in Counseling Psychology from Toccoa Falls College, her M.A. in Human Services and her Ph.D. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. As an expert in Christian Counseling Ethics, Dr. Connors was the Chief Editor for the Y-2023 American Association of Christian Counselors Code of Ethics and she fields all ethical questions from the members of the AACC. She has spoken on the topic of ethics at professional conferences and private events and is the Co-Director of the Ethics and Advocacy Division of the AACC. Dr. Connors also wrote her dissertation on the attachment of youth and its effects on life satisfaction and well-being.  

Dr. Lynn is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is the Director of Primary Care for the American Association of Christian Counselors, the Medical Director and Principal Investigator for Clinical Research of West Florida, Inc, and Associate Clinical Professor for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Hillsborough County Osteopathic Medical Society, and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. Lynn has received multiple awards such as Physician of the Year – HCOMS, Presidential Achievement Award – HCOMS, Distinguished Service Award – HCOMS, Jamacia Clinic Project Tenth Anniversary Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award – HCOMS. Dr. Lynn also serves on the National Advisory Board for the Liberty University Global Center for Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery. Dr. Lynn has worked in clinical practice for over forty years and in clinical research for over twenty years and is an expert in the matters of medical ethics and collaboration between treatment team members.  


A sports team doesn’t do well when they are all doing their own thing; the same is true with a mental health treatment team. When a client has a mental health issue, they need a team of people around them working together to ensure that they are receiving the best care. In this workshop, psychologists, licensed mental health professionals, medical professionals, and ministry leaders will all be able to identify key players on the treatment team for both adult and youth clients and what their designated duties could or should be. Each participant will also be able to describe the ethical issues in working with a mental health team and various strategies to ensure that confidentiality, continuity, and care are improved and not negatively impacted by the number and variety of providers involved in the case. Furthermore, participants will be given principles for effective collaboration among the treatment team and case studies to apply the various strategies the presenter has shown throughout the workshop. 


Learning Objectives   

Participants will:   

1. Identify key players on a client’s treatment team and the duties of each within the treatment team. 
2. Describe the various ethical challenges and opportunities in working with a collaborative treatment team. 
3. Apply various strategies for ethical or collaboration issues that could arise on a adult or youth client’s treatment team. 
4. Outline specifics on the safe practices of passing or sharing medical and mental health information and/or records among team members. 

Continuing Education 

Pending Approval for CE Credits 

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due to good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required Continuing Education hours. For more information on Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit  

*Webinars MUST be watched LIVE to receive CE Credit.