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Avoiding Recognized and Lessor Known Ethical and Legal Liability in Mental Health and SUD Practice

With CEU By Net's online Ethics Courses, learn about both common and lessor known ethical and legal errors committed by Mental Health and Addiction professionals - including the risks and challenges associated with participating in a Provider Agreement or Network with a Managed Care HMO or commercial insurance company. 

Understand the unique ethical issues encountered in working with LGBTQ youth and their families, with persons with serious mental illness and Dual Diagnosis, and with persons who are incarcerated or on Death Row.


Know the ethics of counseling with clients who have HIV-AIDS and other life-threatening medical conditions, dangerous occupations, geriatric nursing facility residents, and critically ill children and their parents as they work through difficult decisions about End of Life Care. 

Know the most overlooked ethical errors committed by mental health and addiction professionals when conducting a Biopsychosocial Assessment of children and adolescents.


Earn UNLIMITED CEUs on our site right now for $49 per year (our Annual Subscription is on sale!) - all of which are approved by NBCC, EACC, NAADAC, IC&RC, and most state boards for mental health and addiction licensure, including California BBS, Florida Certification Board for Addiction, and Florida Mental Health Board.


Ethics Course List - Bottom of This Catalog Page

Quick Summary of Ethics Courses  

Overview of CEU By Net's Ethics CE Program

Texas-Specific Ethics Course for LPCs

Florida Ethics and Boundary CEUs

California BBS Law and Ethics


CEU By Net is NBCC ACEP #6338CEU By Net Is an Approved Continuing Education Provider for NBCC (ACEP #6338), EACC-EAPA, NAADAC, IC&RC, and other mental health and SUD boards. 

All of the Ethics courses described on this page are acceptable in all states which accept our NBCC, EACC-EAPA, NAADAC, IC&RC, or other State Board CE Approvals.



FLORIDA AND CALIFORNIA: These Ethics courses are applicable to California's 6 hours of Law and Ethics for license renewal, and Florida's Ethics and Boundaries requirements.  All courses on our website earn approved NBCC credit hours.  For other accrediting organizations and boards go here, and for information about approval for your state, go here





Course 6J - The Ethics of Working with LGBTQ Youth - Ending Conversion Therapy

This research-based course explores the medical and psychological basis for the ETHICAL prohibition against the use of Conversion Therapy with LGBTQ children and adolescents.  This Federal publication presents and supports GENDER as a normal, fluid developmental construct which is experienced individually by children and adolescents from age 2 through puberty.  The course details ethical approaches in working with LGBTQ youth and their families, including the timing and approach to affirmative gender transition. 

[This course is now specifically approved for 'Ethics and Boundaries' for the Florida mental health board and CE Broker. Also accepted for California Law and Ethics  If you don't need Ethics credit or have extra ethics credit, your CEUs will roll over to your General category.]


Course 4D and 3D - The Ethics of Working in Managed Care Contracts - How to Survive It. (These are PDF slideshows.)  

Counselors are no longer in control of 'who' gets 'what' treatment and 'for how long'.  The payor's Care Manager now makes those decisions in most behavioral health delivery systems because the reduction of health care cost is the new 'goal.'  This course addresses the ETHICAL DILEMMAS and challenges encountered on a daily basis when counselors work within a Managed Care delivery system. 

Approved in Florida for Ethics and Boundaries and in California to apply toward your 6-hour Law and Ethics renewal requirement.  


Ethics Course 4B - This course presents NAMI'S platform for ethically working with children, families and adult clients with Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-Occurring SUDs Disorders - in the community, in schools, in prison, and on death row.  Not all mental health and addiction diagnoses fall into the 'protected' category.  Learn which diagnoses do, and which do not.  Approved in Florida for Ethics and Boundaries and in California for Law and Ethics. 

Course 3C - 'Beyond the Yellow Legal Pad! Biopsychosocial Assessment of Children and Adolescents and Professional Risk - From Ethics to Practice and Into the Courtroom'.

The course speaks to the legal, ethical, and professional perils in the assessment of children and adolescents - particularly the inherent risks of 'assessing on the fly' without a structured format. The course presents a prototype Biopsychosocial Assessment for youth which can be copied and modified for use in your own practice. 

FOR CALIFORNIA BBS:  Accepted in California for Law and Ethics. 

FOR FLORIDA Mental Health:  This course may be taken as either an Ethics course or a General (assessment) course. If you are in Florida and need this course for Ethics, enroll in the Ethics 3C course that has 'Florida' in the title: [Florida] Ethics 3C. For General credit in Florida, enroll in Ethics 3C without Florida in the title. 


Course 2D - 'The Ethics of Advanced Directives:  Assisting With Plans for End of Life Care'.  A research-based study which clarifies the significant differences in how people with varying critical illnesses and risk conditions approach the issue of End of Life Care.  The course offers guidance to mental health and addiction professionals in ethical approaches to working with such patients and their families concerning End of Life issues - children, parents, HIV-AIDS patients, cancer patients, stroke and burn victims, nursing facility residents, etc.. Approved in Florida for Ethics and Boundaries, and in California for Laws and Ethics.    


Texas-Specific Ethics Course 2G for LPCs - 2 CEUs   This course meets the requirement of the Texas LPC Board for a two-hour Course in Ethics which is specific to Texas. The course is a compendium of five pieces of published Legislation, including discussion by the Office of the General Counsel, Texas Department of State Health Services, concerning Health Care for Minors in Disaster.    


Click on the + signs to access the details of each course in the Ethics course catalog. At the end of each course description, you will find links to READ THE COURSE MATERIALS AND THE QUIZ(ZES) - FOR FREE, prior to enrolling in the course.    

Plus    Course 4S - Developmental Model of Clinical Supervision in Behavioral Health
Plus    Course 6J - The Ethics of Working with LGBTQ Youth - Ending Conversion Therapy
Plus    Course 2G - Texas-Specific Ethics for LPCs
Plus    Ethics Course 4B_Rights of Persons Living with Serious Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders - Our Ethical and Practical Responsibilities
Plus    Course 3C - Beyond the Yellow Legal Pad! Assessment and Diagnosis of Children and Adolescents - From Ethics to Practice and Into the Courtroom
Plus    [Florida] Ethics 3C - Beyond the Yellow Legal Pad: From Ethics to Practice and Into the Courtroom
Plus    Ethics 4D - When Insurance and State Contracts Are Paying the Bill – The Ethics of Treatment Documentation and Other Ethical Dilemmas
Plus    Ethics 3D - The Ethics of Treatment Documentation When Insurance Is Paying The Bill
Plus    Course 2D - The Ethics of Advance Directives: Assisting Clients and Families with Preferences for End of Life Care Including Those with HIV-AIDS
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