Living and Working Ethically as a Behavioral Health Professional, and in Life



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


What does it mean to be, live, and work ethically?  How do you make ethical decisions in your practice? How are the two connected? That’s exactly what we will explore in this course.  We will do a deep dive into ACA codes of ethics and apply them to dilemmas you may face in your practice.  We all know to practice ethically, we must be familiar with our code of ethics.  You will embrace the codes more fully if they fit with your personal values, principles, and personal moral qualities.  The values of counseling are your values you live by. 

·       Respecting human rights and dignity

·       Protecting the safety of others

·       Ensuring the integrity of relationships

·       Alleviating others distress and suffering

·       Appreciating the variety of human experience and culture   

However, being an ethical person is more than just adhering to codes.  As an ethical person you will run your practice in an ethical manner. You treat friends, family, coworkers, and everyone you meet, ethically and respectfully.

Simply put, living ethically means living your life in a way that is considerate toward the wider world beyond you.




Continuing Education (CE) Information


6 CEs

6 Law and Ethics CEs


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 a past president of the 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-360.388-7222




Upcoming Dates and Registration


Date: Friday, November 9th, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Cost: $159.00 USD

Campus: Clarion Inn, Tacoma, WA
Map:       Directions to our campus location.
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