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Welcome to CEU By Net's Ethics Page for Counselors!


Welcome to CEU By Net!  We Offer Unique Online Ethics Courses with CEUs for Addiction and Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers and MFTs in Texas, Florida, California, Alabama,  and Most Other States.     


Unlimited CEUs for Only $54.95 per Year

Multiple Approvals


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. 

How to work within Managed Care and hold on to your professional ethics is another issue with increasing significance.  How to approach discussions with clients and families or partners about End of Life Care is an area that is rarely addressed in professional ethics courses.   CEU By Net's Ethics courses address all of these counseling issues.


For an overview of Ethics Courses, click here.

To go directly to the Ethics Course Catalog, click here.

For Unlimited CEUs for $54.95 per year, click here. 





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 most other states for Professional Ethics.  


THE ETHICS OF MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH CARE REFORM:   Can the requirements of Managed Behavioral Health Care (aka, Health Care Reform) and Professional Ethics co-exist within a mental health or addiction treatment program?  Most of us have discovered that we can no longer document our client's need for treatment, his diagnosis, and his prognosis in the same cautious and 'minimalist' manner with which we are ethically comfortable - not if we expect a 'yes' from the Care Management Department which approves or disapproves treatment requests (a.k.a., the Utilization Review Department). 

Managed Behavioral Health Care requires that we clearly document our client's behavior, diagnosis, need for a specific Level of Care and intensity of treatment, and the potential for relapse or recovery.  These parameters must be described in sufficient detail to correlate with the established 'Medical Necessity' criteria for the type of treatment you are requesting. 

What are those baseline criteria - and why have the criteria become more stringent than in the past?  What are the implications for patients who tend to regress periodically? 

And can we disclose, in this level of detail, the personal details of a client's mental illness or substance use disorder, without violating the Ethics of Confidentiality?    

We currently offer two Ethics Courses (Ethics 3D and Ethics 4D) which answer those questions.  

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 3C (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.   Ethics Course 2D.  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.  Based upon research findings, this course addresses the ethical approach to the discussion of End of Life Care in multiple circumstances.

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 including the military.  

These end of life decisions extend far beyond 'cremation' vs. 'burial'.  Discussions about End of Life Care pertain 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, and they present a challenge to our professional ethics unless we have a framework within which to navigate. 



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.  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.  

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


Courses in two formats - slideshow and text.


These Ethics Issues are HOT!Go here to view a DEMO of our two Ethics Courses that are in a slideshow 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!       





States which accept our Ethics CEUs for most or all licenses include Texas, California and CCAPP, Florida for Mental Health and CAPs, Alabama, Missouri, New Mexico, Delaware, New Jersey for Counselors and MFTs, 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 for Counselors and MFTs, 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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