Ethical Codes & Ethical Decision Making Models

6 Continuing Education Credits

Ethical Codes & Ethical Decision Making Models fulfill the state ethics requirement for license renewal for or social workers and professional counselors with 6 continuing education credit hours.

Ethical Codes & Decision Making Models is a highly interactive workshop for helping professionals and volunteers who have a role in creating a culture of safety and fostering the welfare and protection of individuals and groups. Through a series of fast-paced lectures, case scenario discussions, and small group activities, participants explore challenging ethical dilemmas and learn effective ethical decision-making models to identify and resolve ethical issues which they may face in the field.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Family Justice Center
5705 Uptain Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411
$50 (without CECs) $75 (with CECs)


The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics emphasizes the use of ethical decision-making models. However according to current research, less than half of professional counselors have participated in an ethics-specific course and therefore may not have an appreciable understanding of existent models that align with the 2014 ACA Code.

As a result, when applied, many ethical decision-making models are subjective and result in inconsistent decision making. This is a significant problem for those who are counting on their counselors — and other helping professionals and volunteers — to create a culture of safety for them.

Whether as a licensed professional or as a community volunteer, those who are active in the helping filed are routinely confronted by ethical dilemmas and would benefit from being able to better recognize ethical dilemmas and effectively address the complexities of ethical decision making in practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a clear understanding of the purposes of ethics for professional counselors
  • Be able to identify common ethical pitfalls in the field
  • Know how to apply at least one ethical decision-making model
  • Understand the role of consultation in resolving ethical dilemmas
  • Articulate an improved understanding of the ACA Code of Ethics

Weekend CEU

Weekend CEU is a new effort to make high quality continuing education programs available to licensed psychologists, counselors, social workers, therapists and other helping professionals and volunteers in the Chattanooga and surrounding markets.

If you would like more information about our training programs, please call Chattanooga Endeavors at 423-266-1888.

To receive early notifications and discounts on upcoming training, text “community CEU” to 313131.

Weekend Trainer

Tim Robinson, LPC, CPCS, CAS-F

Tim Robinson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Fellow of the American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders. He is also a Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor and has worked in leadership, management, and counseling positions in the mental health field for over 20 years.

Tim has a wealth of experience serving various populations through differing models of addiction treatment. He is a co-founder of the Georgia Coalition for Addiction Recovery Awareness. As a certified clinical supervisor, Tim provides clincial supervision towards licensure, as well as substance abuse supervision. He has completed several doctoral level courses in Counselor Education and Supervision through a local university. Tim is also a Board member of the state counseling association. He is a popular speaker at local workshops and at state conferences on a variety of topics related to treatment and to mental health conditions.

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Social Workers
CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 20.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LCPCs/LMHCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LCPCs/LMHCs completing the program will receive 20.0 continuing education hours of credit.