Ethics and Law in Action



Presented and developed by Bruce Spencer, PhD, MA, LMHC, LMSW, NCC


Unfortunately Bruce Spencer is unable to facilitate this workshop.  We have therefore postponed it.  It will be held on December 8th at the Shoreline Center and taught by Eric Strom, JD, LMHC under the title: Ethics and Law in Practice.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

 Mental health practitioners are frequently challenged to "do the right thing" within the parameters of ethical and legal practice.  For some, this includes a "fear factor" of legal repercussions or the loss of a license.  Ethics and law are not synonymous terms, however there is frequently cross-over of intent and application of each.

This seminar will review ethics and laws most commonly problematic for the practitioner.  In addition, the content will include numerous real case scenarios for participants to analyze, discuss and apply ethical decision-making processes.  The seminar is designed to be interactive and participants are encouraged to ask questions regarding issues they have experienced.




Continuing Education (CE) Information


6 CEs

6 Law and Ethics CEs.

Cascadia Training is a NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider #: 6575.)  This workshop is also approved by the Washington State Office of Public Instruction as a "Washington State Approved Clock Hour Offering Workshop."




Bruce J. Spencer, PhD, MA, LMHC, LMSW, NCC


Bruce J. Spencer, MA, PhD, LMHC, LMSW, NCC, has 42 years of experience as a clinician and administrator of inpatient mental health, and chemical dependency programs, including 10 years of independent clinical practice.  He has a doctorate in psychology and has 10 years experience as an adjunct professor of psychology. Specializing in ethical issues, he has over 1,000 hours of advanced education in ethics, a certification in Advanced Ethical Studies, and has presented ethics seminars for 36 years. He has written curricula for ethics and solution-focused treatment, published numerous articles about ethics, and has presented over 100 day-long seminars nationwide.  

Mr Spencer is licensed in Washington (LMHC), and Michigan (LMSW) as well as by the National Board of Counselors. 




Upcoming Dates and Registration


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