Loyola University Maryland

Pastoral Counseling Continuing Education Programs

Update on 2014 ACA Code of Ethics

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Update on 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and Developments in the Law Affecting Counselors and Other Mental Health Professionals

Presented by Anne Marie “Nancy” Wheeler, J.D.

Friday, October 17, 2014
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
3 CE Credits
Register online.

Loyola University Maryland
Columbia Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Road
Columbia, MD 21045

This presentation will cover changes in the new 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, as well as developments in the law, which dovetail with many of the ACA code changes. 

Based on the content of the workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe how the ACA Code has changed from 2005 to 2014.
  • Apply the new directives regarding distance counseling and other technology concerns with ethical implications.
  • Explain changes to the Code regarding imposition of values.
  • Describe and apply legal changes that coincide with changes in ethics, especially regarding privacy and technology.

About the Presenter

Anne Marie “Nancy” Wheeler, JD is an attorney licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  She has extensive experience with counselors, psychiatrists and the broader field of mental health.  For almost 30 years, she has managed risk management consultation services for the American Counseling Association and the American Psychiatric Association.  On a daily basis, she helps practicing counselors, psychiatrists, and other mental health practitioners think through and understand challenging legal, ethical and regulatory issues ranging from privacy to managed care.  Nancy is also an affiliate faculty member of the Graduate Pastoral Counseling Program of Loyola University Maryland, where she teaches ethics and legal issues courses to masters and doctoral-level students.  Additionally, she has presented hundreds of seminars, workshops and keynote addresses nationwide on medical and mental health legal and ethical issues.