Ethics in a Multicultural Context (HM2006)

Textbook: Ethics in a Multicultural Context

Author(s): Sherlon P. Pack-Brown, Carmen Braun Williams

Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CE Broker Provider, CRCC, Delaware BON

Credit Hours: 10

Course Format

Homestudy, Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

Ethics Approved - CRC, CVRP, and RRP. 

Ethics in a Multicultural Context is a practical text and resource book intended to help mental health practitioners and trainees develop ethical decision-making skills which reflect cultural responsiveness. The main focus is ethical decision-making in an applied counseling context.

The book: covers ethical dilemmas arising in face-to-face counseling interactions; the supervisory relationship; and the teaching of counseling.

Each chapter of Ethics in a Multicultural Context includes cases or critical incidents followed with suggested exercises that can be used in counselor education settings, includes comprehensive and practical treatment on ethical decision-making in a multicultural context and focuses on strategies to promote critical thinking in regard to ethical multicultural practice.

This course is ETHICS PRE-APPROVED for CCM, CRC, CDMS, CLCP, CVRP, and RRP. The CCMC Code of Professional Conduct will be referenced in this presentation.

Chapters 4 - 12
Chapter 4. Confused? Try Thinking in a Competent and Multicultural Context
  • Competence within a Cultural Context
  • AMCD Multicultural Competencies
  • Moral Principles of Three Codes of Ethics: The View within a Cultural Context
  • A Multicultural Framework: Ethical Thinking and Decision-Making within a Multicultural Context
  • Review of ACA, APA, and NASW Ethical Codes Within a Cultural Content
  • Critical Incident
  • Summary and Key Points

Chapter 5. Awareness: The First Stage of Ethical Thinking in a Multicultural Context
  • The Person and Then the Professional
  • A Framework Promoting Self-Awareness to Facilitate Understanding the Cultural Behavior of Others
  • Approach to Difference
  • Critical Incident
  • Summary and Key Points

Chapter 6. Knowledge and Skills, Stages 2 and 3: Ethical Thinking and Decision-Making in a Multicultural Context
  • Precounseling: Becoming a Helper Within a Multicultural Context
  • Adapting Learned Skills and Counseling Theory to Work Ethically Within a Client's Cultural Framework
  • Plan of Action: Moving from Awareness and Knowledge to Action
  • Ethical Decision Making In a Multicultual Context
  • Summary and Key Points

Section III Overview 
Chapters 7 thru 12 cover each of the following areas:
  • ACA Code
  • APA Code
  • NASW Code
  • Questions for Reflection and Discussion
  • Expert's Discussion
Chapter 7.  Dual Relationships

Chapter 8.  Unintentional Cultural Bias

Chapter 9.  Client Welfare

Chapter 10. Bartering for Service

Chapter 11. Fostering Dependency

Chapter 12. Boundaries of Competence

Course Objectives

  1. Identify and apply the three stages of Ethical Thinking in a multicultural context

  2. Formulate a decision-making framework and concrete guidelines for ethical problem solving in a multicultural context.

Course Price
w/ Book


Customer Testimonial

The text was very comprehensive and an important review of our responsibilities in this day and age.
Thomas S.