Registration for CEUs


Due to the continued prevalence of the virus, I am scheduling all 2021 seminars via Zoom. Both Louisiana and Colorado clinicians will be able to attend, which will make for a nice mix.

Rest assured – we will still have fun while we discuss high-risk cases that keep you awake at night!

Participants will still have the option, as always with my seminars, of sending in clinical or legal situations, dilemmas, and questions via email in advance. I will adjust our schedule for the Zoom meeting to incorporate a lot of audience engagement through discussions, polling, and other group activities.

If someone feels comfortable presenting their situation personally, she or he can present it to the group for our analysis. If you do not want to present, I will be happy to do so while preserving your anonymity.

Beyond Ethics, LLC will be offering

3.0 Ethics CEUs for Louisiana and Colorado clinicians beginning March 12, 2021.
The remaining dates and topics will be released soon!

Look forward to seeing you for fun learning about Ethics this year.

Cost: $75 for one 3-hour workshop


Register Online:

Location & Date of Seminar

Or Register by Mail:

Send your check made payable to Beyond Ethics, LLC to

83 Pomeroy Terrace
Northampton, MA 01060
Please provide the following information to complete your registration:

EMAIL (mandatory – materials will be sent via email)
DISCIPLINE (e.g., LCSW, LPC, etc.)

If all 3 are not included with your check, you will NOT be registered for the workshop.

Colorado & Louisiana Training:


via Zoom


March 12, 2021

Description of Workshop:

Walking the Clinical High Wire with Couples, Families and Legal Involvement:
Ethical Management of Risk

In this workshop, Deb and participants will examine the high-risk nature of clinical practice in 2020. Deb will present vital information for participants’ ethical responses in this litigious day and age. Also, Deb will facilitate discussion of participants’ case examples, as well as her own work defending clinicians in Louisiana and Colorado who have faced legal and ethical dilemmas in their clinical practices.

Deb will help participants develop ethical, self-protective strategies to avoid the high-risk case turning into the nightmare case! As a seasoned clinician, who has a firm belief in protecting clients and guarding their confidentiality, Deb’s suggestions always are fashioned to protect the therapeutic relationship and the client and therapist from bullying, harassing legal activity.

We will be discussing numerous case examples furnished by participants and culled from Deb’s legal practice in Louisiana and Colorado, which provides much grist for the training mill! Additionally, Deb will teach participants a relatively simple step-by-step approach for ethically responding to subpoenas for records, depositions, and/or trial testifying. Deb will help participants learn how to prepare for litigation events such as depositions and trial testifying.

Description of Workshop:

In the workshops, I always ask participants to send me case examples to discuss in the seminar. I also incorporate a variety of ethical conundrums for high-risk clinical practices from my law practice defending such claims when grievances are filed against clinicians. I also help clinicians understand how to prepare for depositions and/or trial testifying.

Trainings typically are three (3) hours and certificates will be provided at the end of the seminar.

  1. Ethical Obligations in the Context of Couples and Families
    1. Why Couples and Families are Considered High-Risk Clients
    2. Certain Risks Inherent in Treating Couples and Families
    3. Specific Clinical and Legal Challenges When Working with Couples and Families: Case Examples (Deb’s and Participants’ situations)
  2. Ethically Responding to Subpoenas & Dealing with Attorneys
    1. Self-Protective, Client-Protective Procedure upon Receipt of Subpoena
    2. Subpoenas for Records, Deposition or Trial Testimony
    3. Preparing Clinician and Clients for Legal Involvement of Either/Both


Meet the Trainer:

Deb Henson, LCSW, JD, LL.M

Deb is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years clinical experience, who is also a lawyer since 1991. She has been defending clinicians since 2000 in various types of licensing board matters. Deb also has a robust practice of risk prevention consultation for therapists who are attempting to avoid ending up before their licensing board. After Ethics training around the country for PESI and Cross Country since 2006, Deb started her own training business, Beyond Ethics, LLC, in 2009. Through Beyond Ethics, Deb has been offering two to four trainings annually in Louisiana since its inception and in Colorado since 2015.

Deb can be reached through her training web site: or her law and social work web site: She can also be emailed at or

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