Professional Ethics for Helping Professions
What you'll learn
- Ethical practice for helping professions
- Fairness, equality and diversity
- Building an appropriate relationship with clients
- Safeguarding and managing risk of harm
- Confidentiality, contracting, remit and supervision
- Professional bodies, insurance, personal development
- This course assumes you are a helping professional such as a counsellor, psychotherapist, coach or teacher
- No prior knowledge of professional ethics is required
Are you a helping professional, such as a counsellor, psychotherapist, coach or teacher (mindfulness, meditation, yoga, etc)? If so, there are a set of core skills you need to keep yourself and your clients safe. This course will teach you everything you need to know about best practices and working within ethical guidelines.
Fairness, equality & diversity, exploring the barriers clients may encounter in using our services
Building an appropriate relationship with clients and handling conflicts of interest
Safeguarding: what do we do if a client talks about suicide, self-harm, or harming others?
Confidentiality, when to keep it and when to break it
Data protection and keeping clients’ information secure
Contracting and maintaining professional boundaries
Core skills such as organisation, time management, communication and assertiveness
Working within our remit and signposting clients to additional support
Supervision and joining professional bodies
Suitable insurance for helping professionals
Personal development and practitioner self-care
We will explore each of these areas in a series of lessons backed up by reading material, case studies and exercises. The course features dozens of downloadable worksheets and examples so you can learn from real-world situations and apply the learning to your situation.
By the end of this course, you will be able to work with confidence, knowing that you can handle difficult situations with clients and work within ethical guidelines to protect yourself and your clients.
Who this course is for:
- Counsellors and psychotherapists
- Mindfulness, meditation and yoga teachers
- Other professional practitioners
Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 50,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.
Chris is the founder of the mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.
Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.
In his spare time, he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.
Holbeck College provides training in psychology and mental health. Our mission is to make psychology education more accessible to a wider audience to raise the standard of mental health knowledge in society.
We teach evidence-based approaches using a variety of learning styles including videos lessons, reading, exercises and quizzes so whatever your learning style, there will be something in the course for you.
Our best-selling courses include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Couples Counselling, Mindfulness Teacher Training and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).