ETHICS IN “2019”: Recent Trends in Ethical Codes

05/03/2019The Holiday Inn9940 Airline Hwy.Baton Rouge, LA.
5/10/2019The Wyndham1419 E. 70th St.Shreveport, LA.
05/17/2019The Holiday Inn2219 NW Evangeline ThruwayLafayette, LA.
5/24/2019The Doubletree2150 Veterans Blvd.Kenner, LA.


Regular Registration: $130.00

On-Site Registration: $140.00 (seating is limited)

Premium Club Members: $115.00


PRESENTER:  John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.


  • Describe how the major mental health ethical codes and organizations address social media concerns
  • Discuss how the concept of “boundary violations” has evolved and assess the advantages and disadvantages of more liberal views of dual relationships
  • Analyze and explain what therapists can honestly promise their patients about confidentiality and associated concerns
  • Predict future mental health ethical challenges relating to the influence of technology, shifting age cohorts, legal concerns, etc.


8:00 a.m. — 8:30 a.m. — Registration

8:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

  • Changes in mental health ethical codes relating to social media
  • Boundaries – Should they expand or retract – future implications

10:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m. — Break

  • Confidentiality and what can realistically be promised and expected in light of HIPAA and other legal concerns
  • Future mental health ethical challenges relating to advances in technology, aging, and legal precedents

11:45 a.m. — Adjournment



  • Psychologist–Professional Training Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists.  “Professional Training Resources maintains responsibility for this program and it’s content.”
  • Social Workers (NASW 6 ethical hours) –This program has been approved for 6 continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
  • LPC’s (NBCC)–  “Professional Training Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider #5829 and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.”
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC) — approved by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) for 3 clock hours.
  • Substance Abuse Counselor (ADRA) — approved by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority for 3 clock hours topic.
  • School Psychologist (NASP) –Professional Training Resources is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists.  Professional Training Resources maintains responsibility for the program.
  • Other Professions –may seek approval for education credits through their respective boards.  Everyone in attendance will receive a certificate of attendance.