Online via Zoom
Ethics Update: The Role of Clinician Bias in Forensic and Therapeutic Assessment (and What to Do About It)
(3 Ethics CE hours)
Friday, October 14th
2PM - 5PM ET
Need CE hours in ethics? Interested in learning about clinician bias and how it affects both therapeutic and forensic work in the field? This 3-hour ethics training provides an overview of what ethical codes and practice guidelines say about clinician bias, research findings on various forms of clinician bias (e.g., implicit bias, political and religious bias, family history, professional identity, etc.) and their effects on clinical and forensic practices. Drawing from the research he conducted with a national sample of clinical mental health counselors, his clinical-forensic experience, and a review of research published by others, the presenter will offer tips and strategies for addressing clinician bias.
1. Identify components of ethical codes and practice guidelines related to clinician bias.
2. Describe biases that may impact a clinician’s work in both therapeutic and forensic environments.
3. Implement strategies to reduce the likelihood of adverse effects of bias on both therapeutic and forensic work.
About the Presenter
Dr. Aaron Norton
Dr. Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with certifications in addictions, alcohol and drug counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical mental health counseling, trauma treatment, forensic mental health evaluation, forensic behavioral analysis, and forensic psychometry. He serves as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, a national not-for-profit board officially endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association that provides training, certification, and professional advocacy for licensed mental health professionals specializing in forensic mental health evaluation. He is a Visiting Instructor at the University of South Dept. of Mental Health Law & Policy. He serves as Southern Regional Director and Ethics Committee Liaison for the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Chair of Government Relations Committee for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He is the Consulting Editor for AMHCA’s The Advocate Magazine and serves as a liaison between the AMHCA Board of Directors and the AMHCA Ethics Committee. He also works at Integrity Counseling, a group private practice, providing therapy, forensic and clinical evaluation, and clinical supervision to mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist interns as a Qualified Supervisor. He has 20 years of experience in the counseling profession, specializing in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues, cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depressive disorders, and substance use treatment. He was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016,Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016, Researcher of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2019, and he was awarded AMHCA’s Public and Community Service Award in 2020. An experienced writer, presenter, and trainer, he has been published in Psychotherapy and Politics International, NAADAC’s Addiction Professional, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Journal of Individual Psychology, Counselor Magazine, Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, and The Advocate Magazine, the official magazine of the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
- $30 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of our partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)
- $50 for Non-members
Continuing Education Information
The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
This webinar has been approved for 3.0 Ethics CEs with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking #20-943234 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823)
NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
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