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Arizona Behavioral Health Ethics Training

What on-demand participants are saying:

I have been in the field 38 years and have attended many ethics trainings, I found this one to be informative, thought provoking, and without the anxiety inducing impact others have sometimes had. I, especially, appreciated the updates on changes in the Arizona statutes, and use of case examples. The presenter held my attention, and was articulate and entertaining at the same time. ”  M.L.

I enjoyed this session and appreciate the ability to see it online!” S.B.

Instructor provided valuable case studies, discussion and board updates to help with licensure issues.” J.B.

This was one of the best workshops that I have attended on Ethics. I especially appreciated the relevant material for Arizona.” J.C.

Well done and the case histories were good in making the concept of ethical thinking and decision making real.” R.A.

This was a very informative training – the BBHE updates were especially useful!” M.D.

Was very helpful. Great presenter with important new changes. Liked the discussion on case studies.” J.C.




FEE:   $35

This program is approved for continuing education by the Arizona Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Counseling Ethics in the State of Arizona, Keith Cross, Ph.D., LMFT
This workshop will address the variety of ethical dilemmas mental health professionals in the State of Arizona deal with on a daily basis, through review of the various codes of ethics and state statutes as well as open discussion and analysis of case studies that illustrate ethical issues. This presentation will include discussion of the recent changes to the ACA and AAMFT Codes of Ethics. This presentation will also detail the newly revised statutes and rules relevant to licensed practitioners that went into effect on November 1, 2015.

Keith A. Cross, Ph.D., Faculty, Department of Psychology and Counselor Education, Prescott College, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice at the Prescott Relationship Center. Keith currently serves on the AZBBHE Academic Review Committee for Marriage and Family Therapy.  Keith earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Arizona State University and his Masters and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University. Keith has extensive experience working with diverse clients in a variety of settings including social service agencies, in-home therapy, college counseling centers, in-patient psychiatric hospitals, and crisis clinics. He has served in a variety of teaching and administrative positions in higher education. In working with clients, Keith maintains a focus on affect regulation and attachment issues, as well as a systems orientation to client concerns. Keith has a passion for working with couples and has extensive training in the most empirically validated couples therapy, emotionally focused couples therapy. He has conducted workshops on a variety of topics, but trains therapists most frequently on counselor ethics and the use of emotionally focused couples therapy.

• Discuss the most recent ACA and AAMFT Codes of Ethics updates
• Apply A.R.S. 13-3620 (Mandatory Reporting) to clinical practice
• Analyze how ethical standards and state licensure laws are applied in real life counseling scenarios




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