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Activity Steps


The objective of this report is to utilize the NPDB database of counseling licensure actions, with HPSO/CNA professional liability and license protection claims data, to identify liability patterns and trends. By examining counseling events that resulted in financial loss or expenses, we highlight the types of situations most likely to have serious adverse outcomes for patients and create liability exposures for counselors. Using this information, counselors can examine their own current practices in relation to board actions, claims, and losses experienced by their peers. Risk control recommendations based on the ACA Code of Ethics will be discussed.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about the legal and ethical duties of mental health counselor professionals.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Define the mission of the licensing boards and the purpose of professional regulation.
  2. Describe reciprocal and perpetual jurisdiction.
  3. Recognize collateral implications of licensure discipline.
  4. List risk-reduction strategies.
  5. Explain the need for attorney representation with licensure investigations.
Price: $12.95


  • NBCC 1.0 CH
  • NAADAC 1.0 CH

Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc./Lippincott Continuing Professional Development has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6855. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc./Lippincott Continuing Professional Development is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins/Wolters Kluwer Health is a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. Provider number 110696.

Test Code: PCL0917AMHC
Published: September 2017
Expires: 11/1/2021
Required Passing Score: 4/5 (80%)
Authors: David Kaplan PhD, CAE; Edith Brous, MPH, JD, RN