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MCA: Supervising and Managing Subordinates: Legal-Ethical Decision Making for Professional Counselors

  • 08/21/2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • zoom


MCA presents: Supervising and Managing Subordinates: Legal-Ethical Decision Making for Professional Counselors by Dr. John P. Duggan, MA, Th, EdD 10am-12pm on August 21, 2021 via Zoom

This ethical training explores the legal-ethical standards of care for LCPC’s who own private practices, work in group practice settings or who function as clinical directors. The training session will include small and large group application if a legal-ethical decision making model. The learning outcome will be especially relevant to any professional counselor who has fully licensed healthcare practitioner employees and independent contractors who “work for them.” At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will successfully 1) Apply the Legal-Ethical Decision Making Model (Wheeler & Bertram, 2018) to ethical dilemmas encountered by professional counselors who own private practices or act as clinical directors for agencies, 2) Review risk management and positive practices when supervising subordinates, and 3) Examine why it’s critical to properly consult with colleagues and specialist practitioners about Legal-ethical decision-making. 

John P. Duggan, MA Th, EdD earned a Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision at Argosy University, Northern Virginia (CACREP). Dr. Duggan is also a graduate of Marymount University in Arlington, VA, with an MA in Counseling Psychology (CACREP) and of the Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC, with an MA in Theology.  John's post-graduate training includes an Advanced Telehealth Coordinator Certificate at the University of Delaware the Law and Leadership in Healthcare Administration Certificate at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

John is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a board-approved supervisor in the State of Maryland. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as an LPC in the District of Columbia. John’s professional experiences include founding and managing a private practice, serving as the clinical director for an agency program that provided for in-home counseling services for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities, and providing psychiatric crisis assessment services for a hospital emergency department. He is also trained in disaster mental health interventions. Most recently, John developed “last minute” professional guidance to help counselors provide continuity of care and telebehavioral health services during the global pandemic.

Dr. Duggan is Senior Manager of Continuing and Professional Education for the American Counseling Association. In this role, John oversees continuing education, multimedia production, ethics, and professional practice concerns. He is also a lifetime member of the Maryland Counseling Association.

Registration Fees:

MCA student/retired  $10

MCA professional    $20     

MCA non-member  $30

Attendees will receive 2 CEs for this webinar.   

The Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2021, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. MCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. uses all funds to support the mission, vision, purpose, and needs for counselors in the State of Maryland. Therefore, all registration fees are final and non-refundable.”

Maryland Counseling Association

915 Russell Ave, Suite B Gaithersburg, MD 20879



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