Boundaries, Balance, & Benefitting Others: Ethics in Mental Health Practice

April 26, 2024 | 8:30am to 11:45am Central Time | 3.0 CE/CEU credits

Live webinar via Zoom (NOT recorded)

**Registration for this course closes at 5pm CT on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Course is limited to 300 registrants. Please only register for the March OR April session, as we anticipate a high number of registrants.**

To facilitate interaction between attendees, we are using Zoom meetings. Breakout rooms may be utilized for small group discussion.

CE/CEU credits included: 3.0 (see below for approval details)

Format: Live virtual workshop via Zoom. Another session of this course will also be held on Friday, March 8, 2024. To register in that session, click here.

Investment: FREE for North Dakota residents, thank you to grant funding identified above. Non-ND residents may join the course for $89.

Presenters: Erin Haugen, PhD, LP, CMPC & Jon Ulven, PhD, LP (see bios below)


Although licensed mental health professionals (LMHPs) are required to take graduate school and continuing education courses in ethics, ethical knowledge is a necessary but insufficient component of ethical behavior (Schwartz-Mette & Shen-Miller, 2018). Moreover, there are some issues that are frequently encountered in clinical practice but few resources exist to help LMHPs engage in processes that help promote ethical practice beyond ethical decision-making (e.g., resource accumulation, forecasting, ethical action plans). The movement toward positive ethics provides LMHPs with tools that help them not only engage in ethical practice but help us and our professions thrive.

This intermediate-level course is instructed by two licensed psychologists with regulatory board experience and expertise in ethical decision-making. they will discuss ethical issues including but not limited to what to do when treatment is not successful with clients, the well-being of LMHPs, and addressing ethical concerns with colleagues. This course will help you move beyond ethical decision-making models by helping you identify a plan to address common ethical issues that LMHPs encounter and factors that can help you thrive as a professional. Ultimately, attendees will identify strategies they can use when things are not working according to their plans.


  1. Explain 3 ethical issues commonly experienced by LMHPs in clinical practice
  2. Discuss challenges during ethical decision-making and how to use tools grounded in positive ethics to mitigate ethical challenges
  3. Select strategies to use as part of an ethical action plan for future ethical challenges


HPC and ATAGF do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or age.

Conflict of Interest Statements:

Dr. Haugen is Founder & CEO of Haugen Performance Consulting, PLLC and receives funding from the grantor for instructing this course. Dr. Ulven also receives funding from the grantor for instructing this course.

There is no known other commercial support for this program, nor are there any other relationships between the CE sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interests. There is also no commercial support or benefits for endorsement of products (e.g., books, training, drugs).

The presenters will inform participants of the utility and validity of content discussed (including the basis for statements about utility/validity), as well as limitations of the approach and the most common and severe risks, if any, associated with program content.

Requests for Accommodations:

HPC and ATAGF are committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities. Participants with special needs should contact program organizers so reasonable accommodations can be made.

To request accommodations, contact ATAGF's Continuing Education Vice Chair, Christine Boulton-Olson, PhD, LP, at [email protected].

Presenter: Erin Haugen, PhD, LP, CMPC

Dr. Haugen is an author, licensed psychologist, and consultant specializing in clinical & sport psychology. She has a PhD in clinical psychology and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant ® (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. She has been an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of North Dakota since 2008.

Dr. Haugen is a nationally sought-after speaker in athletic training and sport psychology. She presents regularly at the annual meetings of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), American Psychological Association (APA), and the invitation-only Big Sky Sport Psychology Conference. She presents nationally about athlete mental health, interdisciplinary care, ethics, and performance psychology.

Dr. Haugen is a former member (2017-2019) and past-president (2018-2019) of the North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners (NDSBPE). She also received the prestigious Jack Weakley Award of Distinction in 2023 for her lifetime contributions to athletics, athletic training, and sports medicine.

Presenter: Jon C. Ulven, PhD, LP

Jon C. Ulven, PhD, LP is a licensed psychologist, department chair of adult psychology, and the co-training director for the psychological predoctoral internship at Sanford Health, where he has worked for 19 years. He leads a team of 15 psychologists, master’s prepared therapists, a resident and an intern in the delivery of inpatient and outpatient care, and he provides supervision to a psychology resident, and psychology predoctoral intern. He is the lead psychologist for Sanford’s Clinician Assistance Program which provides internal professional services to distressed clinicians at Sanford Health.

Dr. Ulven facilitates a wellness group for residents in Family Medicine at Sanford Health. He is a member of the Physician Executive Council at Sanford Health. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is a member of APA, NDPA, MPA, and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He was a member (2016-2019) and Vice President (2018-2019) of the North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners (NDSBPE).

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Continuing Education Approvals (CE/CEU)

This course is available for 3.0 CE/CEU credits. Participants must attend 90% of the live webinar to receive credit (attendance is monitored). Credit will not be given for partial viewing/attendance.

This course is co-sponsored by Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC.

Psychologists: Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ND Licensed Social Workers: Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC, is approved by the North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners (NDBSWE) to sponsor continuing education for social workers in North Dakota (approval through 4/5/25, provider #P-217). This course is approved for 3.0 hours in ethics.

ND Licensed Counselors: This course is approved by the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners (NDBCE) for 3.0 continuing education hours in ethics.

ND Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: This course has been approved by the North Dakota Marriage & Family Therapy Licensure Board (NDMFTLB) for 3.0 hours of credit (ethics).

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