Mental Health Ethics in Professional Practice for Counselors



Presented and developed by Richard Stride, Psy.D, LPC, LMHC


6 Law and Ethics CEs

This workshop will familiarize the attendee with codes of ethics. We will discuss the standards and codes of conduct for ethical decision making. Material is presented in a fun, lively and respectful learning environment. We will also have group discussions and interaction concerning tough ethical dilemmas. You will have a good working understanding of the ethical standards and their application in real life counseling scenarios.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Discuss the most common ethical errors counselors make.
  • Evaluate ways of resolving ethical issues.
  • Understand how ethical standards are applied in real life counseling scenarios.
Meets the Ethical requirement for relicensure.



Continuing Education (CE) Information


6 CEs

6 Law and Ethics CEs

Cascadia Training is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Cascadia is also approved by the Washington State Office of Public Instruction as a "Washington State approved clock hour offering workshop."




Richard J. Stride, Psy.D, LPC, LMHC


Richard J. Stride, Psy.D, LPC, LMHC, has worked in Community Mental Health, counseling and the forensic mental health field since 1997.  He is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Cascade Mental Health Care in Centralia Washington.

Dr. Stride licensed in mental health both in Washington state and Colorado as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor, respectively. He is a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor by The Center for Credentialing and Education, affiliated with NBCC.  He also holds certifications by The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE), as a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator and a Certified Child Custody Evaluator.  He is a board member and Chair of the orals review committee for NBFE.  In addition he is the current president of Washington Mental Health Counselors Association.

Dr. Stride has taught psychology courses at the college level and conducts workshops on ethics, professional practice, mental health forensic services and working with the legal system. His expertise is sought by attorneys and courts for consultation in legal cases and forensic services.  He has also consulted with private and non-profit agencies concerning community mental health practice and procedures. 

Dr. Stride can be reached at Cascade Mental Health Care-360.330.9044




Upcoming Dates and Registration


Date: Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Back to Top