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Ethical Concerns in Couples and Marital Therapy





Course Information

Title: Ethical Concerns in Couples and Marital Therapy


Course start date: Friday, August 18, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM




Registration & Payment



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Registration cost: $79.00


Last day to register: 8/17/2023 11:00 PM




Course Description

Mental health professionals serving couples face unique ethical considerations. This course will examine some of the ethical dilemmas a couples and marital therapist often experience. Topics will include informed consent, multiple relationships, and child custody recommendations. The course will include case examples that will encourage attendee participation.





  1. Following the course, the attendee can list at least three examples of multiple relationships.

  2. Following the course, the attendee can describe a situation when a mental health professional may need to consider referring a client(s) out to a new provider following a decision to divorce.

  3. Following the course, the attendee can explain the proper procedure for collecting informed consent from clients.


Christine Elliott, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist with more than 25 years of experience as a clinician in private practice. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. As an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at CWRU she has taught graduate students how to integrate spiritual beliefs into psychotherapy. Dr. Elliott is a regular conference presenter at Cleveland State University and the ADAMHS Board. She is also a frequent trainer and Retreat leader for corporate and community organizations, such as OverDrive, Inc. She provides consultation and Strategic Planning to group counseling practices. Dr. Elliott is active on the Board of Trustees of the City Mission, is a Team Member at Humble Design, and other agencies which serve the larger community.


CEU: Units - 3 in ethics


Please note that attendees must be present for the entirety of the course to obtain credit.

  • Check-in will start at 8:30 A.M.


Professional Approvals

CASAL is a Sponsored Provider for continuing education through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. The approval number for this course is to be determined .

CASAL is also approved as a provider of continuing education for psychologists by the Ohio Psychological Association Office of Mandatory Continuing Education (OPA-MCE). Our Approved Provider # is 340966056.

CSU Alumni

Contact your College or School for information regarding available Alumni discount programs. Email cecasal@csuohio.edu


Disability Services

Cleveland State University serves hundreds of students with a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, chronic health issues, attention deficit disorders, psychological conditions, visual impairments, mobility impairments, and hearing impairments. Anyone requesting accommodations due to a disability should make her or his request through the Office of Disability Services. Cleveland State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Refund Policy

Cleveland State University Division of Continuing and Extended Education Cancellation Refund Policy.


Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least two business days before the start of the first class. There are no refunds for a cancellation with less than 48 hours' notice. After class starts, there are no changes or cancellations. Credit card refunds take 7-10 business days to show up on your credit card statement. Cash refunds by check take 10 to 14 business days to process.

Contact Us

Questions regarding the course email cecasal@csuohio.edu or call (216) 523-7234.



This course is a hybrid format that will include attendance in-person or via live webinar.

The course location and webinar information will be included in the confirmation email. You should receive a confirmation email within 15 minutes of completing registration.


If you need any assistance the day of the event please call the event organizer at 216.387.2142


Thank you very much for your registration to the course.