Ethics for Direct Service Providers: Ethical Decision Making and Boundary Setting


Ethics for Direct Service Providers: Ethical Decision Making and Boundary Setting

Course Description

Direct service providers (also known as Community Rehabilitation Providers) work with VR consumers in a vast variety of capacities, situations and locations. The physical proximity and nature of work can blur ethical boundaries. In this session we will examine Ethics from the unique perspective of Direct Service. The content is intended to assist the practitioner in managing the ethical complexities of decision-making in their work.

Presenter Profiles

Linda has spent her adult life working directly and indirectly in service of people with disabilities.

Her job titles have included: Therapist, Outreach Specialist, Case Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Teacher, Program Manager and Consultant.

For the past 16 years, she has been teaching and developing a variety of continuing education courses for Vocational Rehabilitation professionals.

Linda has gained a national reputation for presenting topical issues, while infusing humor and vitality into her training style.

While researching training materials in 2010, Linda encountered Motivational Interviewing and it has since become a passion. Linda has used Motivational Interviewing in her work and has adopted the Spirit of MI into her personal life as well. In 2013, Linda became an official member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.)

Linda has written and produced several accessible online training courses whuch have reached tens of thousands of professionals. Understanding the importance of accessibility has led Linda to be the co-owner of VRDG, an accessible web-based learning platform. If your agency is looking for an accessible platform, or assistance with online training, please contact Linda directly for more info.

Linda is the Founder of the VR Development Group.

Course Objectives

Topics covered in this course include:

  • The role ethical decision making plays in a DSP’s practice
  • How rationalizing can lead to poor ethical decision making
  • Reflective questions to ask yourself to see if you are making good decisions for your client
  • Real world examples of ethical dilemmas VR professionals may face, as well as discussion on how they ended up in that situation and steps that can be made to avoid these situations in the first place
  • Strategies for setting boundaries in order to avoid ethical dilemmas

Certificate / CRC Credit (1.5)

When you reach the end of the course, you will be prompted to complete a brief quiz. Once you have met the requirements for passing the quiz you will be awarded either a Certificate of Completion or three CRC credits.

Price: $29.99

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