Air Force Mental Health Provider Online Ethics Trainings

Partnership/Type: Air Force
Status: Completed Project

Mental health professionals providing services must adhere to a professional code of ethics (e.g. American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association). Mental health professionals serving in a branch of the armed forces may face situations in which their duties may be in direct conflict with some aspects of ethical codes. The United States Air Force (AF) partnered with researchers at the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at the Penn State (Clearinghouse) to produce six one-hour mental health ethics webinars to address ethics in both a broad context, and in the military context. In these trainings, mental health professionals receive an overview of ethical codes of counseling and discuss how these guidelines may cause some boundary issues.The Clearinghouse team monitored successful completion of the webinar post-tests and awards Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, and continuing education units (CEUs) on behalf of the American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).