Ethical Considerations in Treating Trauma


NBCC Clock Hours: 3.5 Non-Contact Ethics CE





The treatment of Trauma involves ethical considerations for both the mental health professionals and the client. Mental health professionals, who do not recognize or prevent Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in themselves or their colleagues, experience less fulfillment in their personal life and risk causing harm to clients.       Acknowledging ethical considerations and personal moral decision-making models has benefits for both the mental health professional and the client in trauma treatment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the similarities and differences between Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

  2. Identify ways to prevent Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

  3. Discuss ethical considerations for clients in trauma treatment

  4. Explain 4 models of ethical decision making in trauma treatment

Dr. Rhonda Johnson


Dr. Johnson has been working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in private practice since 1999. She uses several trauma-informed approaches as a TBRI Practitioner, EMDR Consultant, and Somatic Experiencing™️ Practitioner in Training.

Dr. Johnson is the owner of a large group private practice, the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships, which was established in 2007. She is also the owner of CCFAM Training, established in 2012, specializing as a Live, Virtual, and Online CE provider with a focus on supervision, Texas Ethics, play therapy, and children who have experienced trauma. Through CCFAM Training, Dr. Johnson also provides private practice coaching and consulting for mental health professionals in leadership and supervisory roles, as well as supervision for LPC, LMFT, and RPT.

Approved Continuing Education Provider

CCFAM Training has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7105. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CCFAM Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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This training is non-refundable.

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