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  • Class 1 - Shades of Gray: Ethics in Action!
    December 9, 2019
    10:15 am - 1:15 pm
  • Class 2 - Believe it or Not! Developing Religious Competency in Mental Health Treatment
    December 9, 2019
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Self Disclosure, Shades of Gray, Ethics in Action, Religion, Spirituality, and Cultural Competence Seminar!

December 9, 2019

Please Note NEW DC Location

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)


1050 First St NE wheelchair accessible

Washington, DC 20002

(Accessible by Metro Red line, Union Station, 1st Street Exit)

This One Day Seminar includes two excellent classes, a total of 6 CEUs. Refreshments are served throughout the day. The cost of the full day is $99. You may attend an individual class for $59.


ethics sign 

Class 1 – 10:15am – 1:15pm (3 CEUs)

Shades of Gray: Ethics in Action!


Different traditions offer varying opinions on therapist self-disclosure.  How can you determine whether a disclosure is appropriate in context, and adheres to the ethical treatment of a given client?  This experiential workshop will use the technique of “future projection” to explore real-life, self-disclosures that therapists make to clients.  In a lab-like setting, participants will have the opportunity to enact and discuss the ramifications of self-disclosure.  In slowing down the process through action, “choice points” can be assessed, and different possibilities can be considered without negative consequences.  Discussion and processing will round out the experiential focus as peers benefit from each other’s wisdom and perspectives. (Trainer: Linda Bianchi, LICSW, LCSW, TEP, TAKE ACTION)




Class 2 – 1:45pm – 4:45pm (3 Category I CEUs – Cultural Competence)

Believe it or Not! Developing Religious Competency in Mental Health Treatment

What do you do when a devoutly spiritual client comes to you, wants to include their spirituality in their treatment and you are not very familiar with their religion? Have you ever felt confused as to whether or not a client’s religion or spirituality was hurting them or helping them? Multicultural competency in the mental health professions includes knowledge of religious diversity. “Spirituality continues to be a salient aspect of human psychological functioning…” (Peidmont, 2004). Learning the basics of many religions and some foundational cross-cultural concepts and principles can equip you toward a more thorough religious competency.

This interactive training will help participants understand the basic teachings and practices of major world religions. Participants will learn how to address a client’s religion and spirituality, if and when to incorporate it into treatment, and some common issues pertinent to treating clients from different religions. (Trainer Erik Hadden, MA, LCPC, Vital Sources Psychological Services)



1050 First St NE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20002, United States


Important: In order to enter the building, you must have a government issued ID.


As of early 2018,  OSSE has moved down the block from its previous location. The current location is: 1050 First St NE, 1st floor, Eleanor Holmes Norton Conference Rooms, Washington, DC 20002.

This location is accessible by Metro. It is approximately a nine minute walk from Union Station.