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Welcome to CEU By Net!  We Offer Unique, Non-Traditional  Ethics CEUs for Texas LPCs, LMFTs, LCSWs and Addiction Counselors - and Ethics CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers in Florida, California, Alabama, and Most Other States. 


Earn Inexpensive Counselor Ethics CEUs Approved for NAADAC, NBCC, EACC, Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals, IC&RC, Florida Certification Board (FCB), and Multiple State Boards for Counselor and Social Work Continuing Education Credit.  And it's not the same ol' stuff.

Practical Ethics CoursesOur unique Ethics Courses are geared to the practical, clinical side of what you do in the mental health and addiction field - beyond the prohibition of dual relationships and advertising content. 'Acting in the best interest of your clients' and 'scope of practice' issues are two areas that are murky for many professionals and thus are oftentimes ignored - but are more frequently the source of board sanctions than anything else, nationally.  To go directly to the Ethics Course Catalog, click here.


For a quick summary of our Ethics Courses content and our Ethics CEU Approvals for Texas LPCs and other states' Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, LMFTs, CEAPs, and Addiction Professionals, read on below.  


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All of our ETHICS courses are geared to the PRACTICAL ethics-related treatment activities and dilemmas faced by today's mental health and addiction professionals - Social Workers, LMFTs, LEPs, LPCs and other Professional Counselors, Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselors, Pastoral Counselors, and other behavioral health licenses.  Quick guide:   



Two New Ethics Courses for Everyone - Courses 4B and 3C!

Two New Ethics Courses for Florida LMHC, LCSW, LMFT and CAP - Courses 4B and Florida Ethics 3C.


To Go Directly To The Ethics Catalog, Click Here
Or Read On for a Bit More Information About the 'Why' of Each Course.  




Our 2-, 3-, and 4-credit hour Ethics Courses are definitely unique and non-traditional, and the topics they cover are diverse.  All meet the criteria for 'Ethics and Boundaries' and 'Laws and Ethics' in Florida and California, respectively - and in virtually every other state for Professional Ethics.


THE ETHICS OF MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH CARE REFORM:   Two of our courses (Ethics 3D and Ethics 4D) address important ethical issues related to documentation of the diagnosis, prognosis, and the need for treatment in the context of managed care (aka, Health Care Reform).  

You won't find this course anywhere else on the internet.  CEU By Net wrote this training document after years of helping providers adapt - in an ethical manner - to this new way of determining 'who gets what' in treatment programs.  Take either Ethics Course 3D (3 credit hours, or 2 for NBCC) or Ethics Course 4D (4 credit hours, or 3 for NBCC), but do not take both. Ethics 4D is an expansion of Ethics 3D.  


GUIDE TO THE ETHICS OF END OF LIFE CARE PLANNING.   Research tells us that meaningful dialog with patients about End of Life Care options is woefully lacking.  Furthermore, accurate written communication of the patient's desires to his or her attending physician is almost non-existent.  

These end of life decisions extend far beyond 'cremation' vs. 'burial'.  End of Life Care pertains to how the patient wants his last months, weeks, and days to be handled from a medical perspective - e.g., maximizing pain relief and physical comfort, but allowing the inevitable end of life to come as quickly as possible, vs. making every conceivable effort to delay death and prolong life until a specified level of dysfunction is reached.  

These are difficult discussions to have with patients and families - particularly under certain circumstances. For example:  When the critically ill patient is a child.  Or when the patient is incoherent and unable to participate in the discussion.  Or when the individual is engaged in an extremely high-risk occupation such as military deployment to a war zone, where End of Life discussions must occur prospectively.  Or when the resources of the family to subsidize care are particularly limited.  Or when family members stand to benefit financially when the elder passes on.  Clearly, such discussions with patients and family present a challenge to our professional ethics, unless we have a framework within which to navigate.   

This is not a one-size-fits-all therapeutic interaction.  This research-based publication presents empirically validated evidence that the End of Life choices of people who are experiencing the SAME or very SIMILAR medical situations tend to choose particular End of Life Care options.  The operative phrase here is 'tend to choose.'  

Leaving room for individuality, this study gives the clinician a mental framework within which to begin the discussion, depending on the illness or circumstance which is prompting the discussion.  These illnesses or circumstances may include HIV-AIDS patients, critically ill children, stroke victims, burn victims, cancer patients and other critically ill adults, nursing home residents, and those employed in dangerous occupations.    


Assessment and Ethics - the Professional TrapsNEW IN ETHICS!  With new Ethics Course 4B, we have added 4.25 Ethics Clock Hours (3.0 for NBCC) for both mental health and addiction professionals.  Come explore NAMI's new platform for ethically working with families and individuals with Serious Mental Illness and Co-Occurring SUDs in specific situations - in schools, the community, court, prison, and death row.  The approaches and professional perspectives expressed here are quite possibly different than what you are expecting!


ASSESSMENT:  IT'S A HIGH-RISK CLINICAL ACTIVITY!  Take a look at the expansion of our popular Child and Adolescent Biopsychosocial Assessment course (including Risk Assessment), which may now be taken as an Ethics course or as an Assessment and Diagnosis course.  

It's Course 3C.  This clinical training document addresses very specific ethical, legal, and professional errors which are oftentimes committed by seasoned mental health and addiction professionals  - no matter how long they have been in this business.  Understand the professional repercussions which can arise when assessing children and adolescents 'on the fly', for either single or dual diagnosis issues, in both routine and emergency situations - and how to avoid them.  


Courses in two formats - slideshow and text.

In What Formats Will You Find Ethics Courses Here?  

We Offer Two Self-Paced Slide Shows in a PDF format (Courses 3D and 4D) and Three Text-Style Courses in a PDF format.  All can be viewed on Mobile Devices (iPad, Android). 

♣  The two self-paced PDF slide shows are definitely HOT TOPICS! 

These Ethics Issues are HOT!Go here to view a DEMO of our two Ethics Courses that are in a slide show format. 

Is Health Care Reform Making You Nervous from an Ethics Perspective? Do you wonder if you can work in a behavioral health system that's driven by 'Managed Care' and 'Health Care Reform' and 'Medical Necessity for Treatment' Criteria, and playing 'Mother May I' to get treatment approval for your clients - and still hold on to your professional ETHICS? 

Find out here!      


Our other ethics courses are offered in a PDF Text Format.  

This Course is appropriate for those who work with AIDS-HIV patients, the elderly, critically ill adults, children and their families - and for those working with individuals engaged in high-risk occupations such as police and military personnel deployed to war zones.  


In addition to these Ethics courses, you can find Continuing Education courses on multiple clinical topics, by clicking COURSES on our menu bar above and scroll down the list to find areas which interest you.



Our ethics courses are quite different than the usual fare and are among our most popular courses.

Managed Care:  IT'S A HOT 'ETHICS' TOPIC - AGAIN!     In Courses 3D and 4D, we deal with ethical issues which have become newly relevant with the coming of the Federal Health Care Reform initiative. These are two of our most popular courses nationwide - relevant for any behavioral health practitioner who provides mental health or AOD services for a public or private health insurance plan.  (And we now offer ALL of our Ethics Courses in both 'Adobe Flash' and 'PDF' formats, so that those with iPads and other mobile devices  can view them.)

We tackle the question of whether licensed professionals can hold on to their professional ethics while complying with a Care Management process which exerts an ever-expanding level of control over 'who' gets 'what' treatment and for 'how long'. Can you provide and document the type of information that is required for such definitive decisions - ethically? We think you can, and our Courses 3D and 4D tell you how. 4D is the same course as 3D, with one extra hour of credit - examining the ethics of insurance companies who are now focusing on YOUR professional effectiveness in the treatment of your clients.   

Ethics 3D and 4D are SLIDE SHOW COURSES. Watch a preview of Ethics 3D and 4D, in a PDF Slide Show format!  It's self-paced - at your own speed, move forward and back as you so desire.  Watch it again, whenever you wish. 



States which accept our Ethics CEUs for most or all licenses include Texas, California, Florida, Alabama, Missouri, New Mexico, Delaware, New Jersey, Louisiana, Arizona, Kentucky, Tennessee, Kansas, Ohio, Maine, Idaho, Connecticut,  Oklahoma, Washington, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Maryland, Utah, Alaska, District of Columbia (DC), Vermont, Illinois, Iowa, Georgia, North Dakota, West Virginia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana, Oregon, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and more. 

To check for YOUR STATE and YOUR LICENSE on our Approved States MAP, Click This Link. And please note that we may not have full information for your state. Many states accept our CE courses and CEU credits based upon our NBCC approval and our certification by multiple other state licensing boards. 


GOALS OF THE ETHICS COURSES - please go to the Ethics Catalog to view the goals of each of our individual ethics courses! 


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