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Ethical Standards and Implications

Tuesday, May 14 - 9:00 AM


A truly effective mental health practitioner is aware of and familiar with the laws, rules and ethics that govern their profession. However, when faced with an ethical dilemma, a practitioner may feel uncertain which actionable steps are most appropriate. Participants of this training will have, by the end of the training, a thorough understanding of ethical decision-making models, professional standards of practice, legal requirements, self-awareness about ethical and professional behavior, and an examination of ethical decision-making processes for Social Workers and Counselors. With a combination of lecture and open discussion, attendees will be presented with case scenarios where they are encouraged to discuss and process ethical dilemmas. Common ethical issues which may occur in general practice settings that will be discussed in this training include, but are not limited to, sexual misconduct, boundary issues, dual and multiple relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, informed consent, professional competency, client rights, mandatory reporting, discrimination, and supervision and consultation.

Learning objectives:

Participants will gain:
1. Participants will improve critical thinking skills when faced with ethical dilemmas in direct practice
2. Participants will be able to analyze moderately complex direct practice dilemmas, identify the key issues confronting the practitioner and apply an ethical decision making process
3. Participants will increase self-awareness and develop an awareness of the interplay of personal values and professional behavior
4. Participants will increase their ability to recognize ethical issues and apply ethical decision-making frameworks and protocols through enhanced use of critical thinking skills


Laura Valentino, MSW, LISW-S

Laura Valentino received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and her Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University. Laura specializes in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, as well as assisting individuals manage or overcome symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and grief. She also has extensive experience assisting families in acquiring effective parenting skills and techniques. Laura is certified the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) in EMDR and is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. Laura currently owns and operates her private practice, Valentino Counseling & Consultation in Hilliard, OH.

Milena Brumbaugh, MSW, LISW-S

Milena Brumbaugh is a clinical social worker with a supervisory designation through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board after earning her Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University. She specializes in treatment with adults who have experienced trauma as well as a multitude of other issues, and has been practicing as a social worker and therapist since 2012. Milena is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), is Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed, and has training in Perinatal Mental Health. Milena has provided trainings for other professionals in the field on trauma and has received significant training in trauma-informed care. Milena is a mental health therapist at her private practice, Milena Elise Counseling & Consultation.



Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


Connections Volunteer Center

Date / Time

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM


(740) 363-5000
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