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An occasional interactive review of applied ethics is crucial to maintaining (and keeping intact) a judgment-solid and client welfare centered therapy practice. Even the cases that we relegate to the extreme in terms of examples of grave clinical error often don’t start out, but progress toward, the worst of infractions carrying the most dire consequences. It’s important to maintain clinical ethical awareness as your therapy career progresses, the client landscape evolves, and the world of practice changes with time. Ongoing education is an important part of this effort!

Join us for a deep dive into ethics violations by professionals that resulted in board sanctions, court proceedings and/or even imprisonment. Jodi Geis-Crowder, LPC, a seasoned clinical ethics expert, supervisor, and trainer, will take you through a review of ethical codes and cases in which professionals committed grave errors in judgment and ethical decision making which resulted in sanctions that in some cases were career ending. You will come away from this training with a thorough ethics review and ethical decision-making model to protect your license and avoid sanctions or legal action over the long term.

In addition to the below Objectives, this live webinar will also touch on the following:

  • Describe two aspects that are most important for good client care and to avoid legal sanctions.
  • Describe two reasons why consulting with a meta supervisor or consultant is paramount to maintaining an ethical practice.
  • Name two precedent setting cases that were influenced by poor clinical and ethical judgement by the counseling professional.
  • Identify three specific aspects of ethics that were overlooked in the precedent setting cases and how to avoid them.
  • Identify three points that should be part of every decision-making model.


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This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Identify three reasons why a thorough review of codes of ethics is required annually to maintain ethical practice, judgement and knowledge.

b). Identify two cases in which professionals made grave errors that resulted in courts action and loss of credentials.

c). Describe two ways to enlist a legal consultant if you are faced with a board complaint or lawsuit.


Target Audience:

Clinical Mental Health Professionals such as Counselors, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS

Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS  

A native of Wyoming, Jodi holds an Associate of Science Degree in Education from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences with areas of emphasis in psychology, economics, political science and anthropology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.  She holds professional counseling licenses in good standing in Colorado (LPC-2476, March 2000) and Wyoming (LPC-1602, September 2016), is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a certified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, is a trainer for Professional Case Management and Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, holds a certificate in the Human/Animal Bond from the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, has studied and gained numerous continuing education credits in the area of the human/animal bond, has been registered with three therapy dogs (2005, 2010 and 2019) and is a tester/observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs, a national credentialing organization for therapy dog teams headquarter in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Jodi’s passion for culturally meaningful human/animal bond and agriculture related services in rural areas resulted in her developing animal assisted therapy programs for two community behavioral health centers: Centennial Mental Health Center in Northeast Colorado and Peak Wellness Center in Southeast Wyoming.  She also developed a therapeutic horticulture program while at Centennial Mental Health Center.   Jodi has held positions as a clinician, clinical coordinator, clinical supervisor, regional clinical director, telehealth clinical supervisor and education and training coordinator in her years in community behavioral health.  In addition to the program development mentioned above, Jodi was the architect for and developed a centralized telehealth clinical supervision model for Peak Wellness Center.  

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