035 – Christian Counseling Ethics and the Law: 10 Hot Button Issues


Media Format: Audio CD

SKU: WC19-PC035C Category:


In recent years, Christian counselors and counseling students have faced continued challenges and complex situations requiring careful consideration and balance of faith, law, and ethical issues. This workshop addresses 10 hot button issues for Christian counselors. Applications of ethical decision-making components are made through case review to some of the more difficult issues of the day as they pertain to a broad continuum of care from licensed practitioners to pastoral counselors and lay caregivers. The 2014 AACC Code of Ethics will be highlighted in a discussion of the Christian counselor?۪s ethical decision-making process.

Presented by: John Sandy, J.D. & Jeanneane Maxon, J.D. & Jenna Ellis, J.D., Esq.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Evaluate 10 hot button legal and ethical issues for Christian counselors
  2. Identify and apply through case review, appropriate ethical Christian counseling practices as they pertain to recent changes in mental health law and public policy trends, as well as common ethical issues for licensed practitioners, pastoral counselors, and lay caregivers
  3. Learn to “issue spot” those ethical situations that may lead to legal complications so the counselor can seek additional advice on how to best proceed with appropriate risk management action