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The Ethical Dance with Gatekeeping: The Common Complaints Against Therapists That Supervisors Need to Know

Enroll in the Online Self-Study and complete the training on your own schedule.
2 Ethics CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians completing the Online Self-Study.

A major component of the supervisor is helping therapists navigate ethical pitfalls and dilemmas faced in practice.  Mental and behavioral health are among the few professions practiced in private with vulnerable individuals. Because of this, therapists must be held to high standards and be deemed competent before being allowed to practice independently. The responsibility for ensuring therapists’ competence and ability to make ethical decisions rests with educators and supervisors through gatekeeping.  

In addition to the supervisory relationship and teaching components of supervision, the supervisor must also be aware of some of the common ethical violations clinicians face to adequately support therapists, protect themselves and advocate for the profession.

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A major component of the supervisor is helping therapists navigate ethical pitfalls and dilemmas faced in practice. Mental and behavioral health are among the few professions practiced in private with vulnerable individuals. Because of this, therapists must be held to high standards and be deemed competent before being allowed to practice independently. The responsibility for ensuring therapists’ competence and ability to make ethical decisions rests with educators and supervisors through gatekeeping.

In addition to the supervisory relationship and teaching components of supervision, the supervisor must also be aware of some of the common ethical violations clinicians face to adequately support therapists, protect themselves and advocate for the profession.
This course provides 2+ hours of video training, a post-test and an evaluation.
This course was recorded on December 2, 2022

Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:

  • Explore and examine the common ethical complaints therapists face in clinical practice
  • Examine the supervisor's role as a gatekeeper
  • Demonstrate how to use the ethical decision making in clinical supervision

Latasha Matthews, LPC, CPCS, LPLC, CAMS

Latasha Matthews is known as America’s Emotional Wellness Expert; she is the Co-founder of Pieces That Fit, Inc. and the CEO and Clinical Director of Illumination Counseling and Coaching, LLC Latasha is well versed in providing individual, couples, adolescent, and family therapy in her Group Practice in Lawrenceville, GA. Latasha has an extensive background in Business, Human Resources, and training. With over 15 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, Speaker, and author, she utilizes a Family Systems approach, which considers how a particular system impacts an individual person, organization, or situation. In addition to Latasha’s clinical experience, she provides continuing education for clinicians and holds the position of adjunct professor at several universities. Latasha is an advocate for emotional wellness and balance. Latasha is the author of The Dumping Ground. Which was on the Bestseller’s list in 2016. She has trained thousands of individuals globally on the importance of setting healthy boundaries. Latasha has received numerous awards, written numerous article publications, and has been awarded countless speaking opportunities for her advocacy work supporting healthy boundaries.

You can find Latasha here and here.

Credit Hours: CEs provided with this course include 2 ethics continuing education hours of credit.

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0048.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2024 – 05/02/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 2 ethics continuing education credits.

Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0435.

Addiction Professionals: This course has been approved by Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #193104, Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is responsible for all aspects of the programing.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Psychologists #PSY-0128.

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0093.

Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 120 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

Online courses are completed by registering, logging in, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), completing all of the modules, completing and passing the post-test, and completing the course evaluation. Participants have 6 months from registration to access and complete online self-study courses.

Live Webinar courses are completed by registering, logging in to this website, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), attending the full course via webinar, submitting your attendance, and completing the post-test and course evaluation online.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked, but not required, to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses and live webinars, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can receive your certificate of completion by logging onto this website, navigating to the course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), scroll to the bottom of your course, and click on your certificate to either download it or print it.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a 10% service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services, particularly clinical supervisors.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.
This program was recorded December 2, 2022

You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.

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Latasha Matthews
LPC, CPCS, CPLC, CAMS

Latasha Matthews is the Clinical Director and founder of Illumination Counseling and Coaching. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical supervisor. She has become known as America’s Emotional Wellness Expert as a result of her work providing guidance and support as it relates to the importance of emotional wellness.

Latasha is a Best Selling author of The Dumping Ground and she's excited to share the Dumping Ground movement with the world. She has spoken throughout the United States sharing the importance of boundary setting as a key component to good emotional health. She has inspired corporations, fitness centers, and churches with her raw authenticity in sharing her personal story of poor boundary setting. Her efforts have induced hope, energy, and mind-changing perspectives which has caused persons to live a more fulfilling life.
Latasha is passionate about leaving participants gifted with the art of saying ""NO"" and the freedom to say Yes to things that bring them joy.  Learn more about Ms. Matthews here:

Her website
IllumiNATION Counseling & Coaching