Appraise how the principles of the CRCC Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors (Code) support rehabilitation counselors’ wellness and their ability to thrive within the demands of the profession by:
- Understanding the definition of wellness and the Eight Dimensions of Wellness Model;
- Identification and analysis of key risk factors and professional blind spots that threaten wellness and adversely impact performance;
- Formulating appropriate responses to scenarios that support ethical decision-making and actions; and
- Evaluating how organizational cultures and practices influence the negotiation of wellness activities and strategies.
Rehabilitation counselors work in high-stress, demanding environments that influence their levels of wellness. Large caseloads and established benchmarks for successful rehabilitation of complex cases serve as catalysts for burnout and impairments and pose an ongoing threat for rehabilitation counselors, especially when practicing in work environments that do not foster, promote, and support their sense of wellness.
Rehabilitation counselors are to be alert for any signs of impairment that they may be experiencing (physical, mental, emotional, etc.) and should refrain from providing professional services if warranted. Therefore, it is critical for rehabilitation counselors to be aware of the concept of wellness, and how implementing wellness practices in both their personal and professional lives can be beneficial for both themselves and their clients.
This course includes seven case studies that apply ethical principles to typical counseling situations that compromise wellness. Knowledge checks throughout the course provide immediate feedback for submitted responses.
Tamarra P. Thomas, PhD, CRC, CADC (click here for Dr. Thomas' bio)
At the end of this course, there will be a final examination. Once successfully completed, CE credit will be awarded.
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