Ethics and Informed Consent: Thinking through the Issues

Presented and developed by Lisa Erickson, MS, LMHC

This workshop meets the Law and Ethics requirement for re-licensure.

How often do we have the time to think about the larger issues affecting clinical practice?  Ethics trainings are an opportunity for us to contemplate the human experience and strive for ethical action in a changing world.

We know Client Disclosure Statements are required, but do we think about the nuances and issues related to informed consent?  In this training we will start with the basics and quickly move beyond them.  Some of the questions we will discuss:

  • How does suffering affect a client's ability to give informed consent?
  • How does being mandated to treatment affect informed consent?
  • Should we have different disclosure forms for different populations like children, couples and families?
  • How can we improve the informed consent process so that it is more than an liability waiver?
  • What do the Nuremburg Trials and Henrietta Lacks have in common?

Lisa believes that ethics trainings should be thought provoking, current and interactive.  her goal is for ethics trainings to deepen your thoughtful commitment to healing others, and be a reminder of why you decided to be a psychotherapist.


Continuing Education (CE) Information

6 CEs

Meets the Law and Ethics requirement.

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."


Lisa Erickson, MS, LMHC

Lisa Erickson, MS, LMHC, specializes in working with giftedness and treating addictions, depression, Axis II diagnoses and physical and sexual abuse.  She has been in private practice for close to thirty years in Seattle.  She taught in a graduate psychology program for many years and now enjoys teaching professionals via continuing education offerings.  She writes and trains nationally on topics related to high IQ adult and adolescents.  Until recently Lisa was clinical director at a Native American behavioral health program for children and youth where she learned that special population consults can never replace the therapeutic value of culturally specific services.

Lisa has been a past president of the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association, Seattle Counselors Association, and Co-chair of the DOH advisory Committee for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists.  She has been training others in Clinical Supervision for many year and was part of the group that proposed the initial language for the Approved Supervisor WAC.

Lisa has been a presenter for Cascadia Training for over 10 year now.

For more information about Lisa, visit her website:

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