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Doing the Right Thing: An Approach to Moral Issues in Mental Health Treatment

Author: John R. Peteet

Course Created: 2004

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

Doing the Right Thing: An Approach to Moral Issues in Mental Health Treatment uses the concept of moral functioning to present a practical ethical guide for mental health practitioners. Issues covered involve evaluating the client's ability to function morally and how to help clients address moral challenges.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain the issues surrounding Identifying moral problems.
  • Describe moral dilemmas faced by clinicians.
  • Explain treating unfair pain.
  • Describe treatment of guilt, shame, and moral failure.

Course Syllabus

  1. Beyond Neutrality: Moral Functioning as a Basis for Therapeutic Influence
  2. Shaping the Direction of Treatment
  3. Caring for Patients
  4. Moral Dilemmas
  5. Unfair Pain
  6. Guilt, Shame, and Moral Failure
  7. Moral Growth and Transformation
  8. From Fragmentation to Integration

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This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2018-8/8/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


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