Positive Ethics in Action: What It Really Means To Be Strengths-Based

6 hours of Continuing Education in Ethics with the NBCC!  For Counselors, Expressive Therapists, Art Therapists, Substance Abuse Counselors, Social Workers*, Marriage and Family Therapists*, etc. (See below for eligibility).

In this dynamic and engaging workshop, we will use art making, writing, action methods, client vignettes, and dialogue to define and explore what it really means be “strengths-based” practitioners – and what that looks like in action. 

Positive ethics suggest that therapists are more empowered and can better serve their clients when they go beyond just meeting minimal standards and focus more on identifying the strengths, values, and ideals that bring them to the helping professions.

From the science of character strengths and learning to effectively use and cultivate strengths in ourselves and our clients to the ethical considerations in understanding the relationship between our values and strengths, this highly experiential workshop will provide you with the research and applications you need to truly – and ethically – be “strengths-based”.

Walk away with:

  • A clear understanding of the connection between ethics, principles, values, and operating from a strengths-based foundation.
  • A toolkit of concrete strategies to put strengths and values into action both for our clients, ourselves, and our communities.

This training will qualify for 6 CEC’s for both the ATCB and the National Board of Certified Counselors (See below).

Choose Your Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 10 am-5 pm ET or Sunday, November 12, 2023 from 10 am-5 pm ET
Location: Zoom
Cost: $170
Number of CECs: 6 CECs
Registration:  Click here for full details and registration
Questions? +1 202 352 5225 or email Rebecc

Who Is Eligible for Continuing Education with This Training?
Counselors (LPC, Substance Abuse, Career), Art Therapists and Expressive Therapists.
Creative Wellbeing Workshops is an Approved Continuing Education Provider with the NBCC (#6566).  

*Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists
Most State Boards accept NBCC approved credits for their Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists.  Please check your Boards requirements to confirm.

State Boards are more particular about NBCC approved CE’s for Psychologists.  We highly recommend checking with your individual State Board before signing up.

Please note: You must be present, on-camera, and submit the workshop evaluation to receive CE credits.click 

About the Presenters
Rebecca Wilkinson, LPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC, ITR-CTT
Rebecca is co-founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed, Registered, and Board Certified Art Therapist with over 30 years of clinical, supervisory, and training experience.  She serves as faculty at the George Washington Graduate University Art Therapy Program and specializes in articulating and applying principles from the world of  Positive Psychology to Professional Practice, Ethics, Burnout/Compassion Fatigue, and Supervision.  

Paige Scheinberg, MS, ATR-BC, RYT
Paige is founder of SHINE ON Consulting.  As a Board-Certified Art Therapist, Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, and Registered Yoga Teacher, she brings decades of experience and training in positive psychology, mindfulness, self-compassion, and art therapy. She is passionate about creating engaging experiences and trainings for people to learn about and effectively integrate the science and practices of well-being, strengths, and the healing arts into their lives and work.

Objectives/Participants will:

  1. Identify 3 ways that applying a strengths-based lens is an ethical imperative.
  2. List three ways that research shows that mental health practitioners currently apply a strengths-based approach.
  3. Identify 3 positive outcomes of applying a strengths-based lens.
  4. List 3 different mental health assessments of strengths.
  5. Identify 3 differences between personal and professional principles, values, and strengths.
  6. List 5 concrete ways of applying a strengths-based lens to their work.

Refund Policy:

  • Registration for the October 15, 2023 training is refundable until October 5, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET (minus a $25 processing fee).
  • Registration for the November 12, 2023 training is refundable until November 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET (minus a $25 processing fee).

There will be no refunds after those dates.

Will this be recorded and available if I can’t attend?
It will be recorded for those who attended the training.  Unfortunately to get the CEC’s you must both attend and be present and visible the whole day of the training. The recorded content will be available for those who were there for 72 hours (see below).

Will the video be available to anyone else?  
The video will only be used for training purposes and will not be public .

If I’m not able to make the training that day, can I sign up, pay, and watch it later for credit?
The event recording will only available to those who actively attend.  In order to get credit, you must have attended in full the day of the presentation.

Can I attend for part of the training and get CEC’s for the hours that I attended?
This training is only eligible for the full 6 CEC’s and you must attend the whole training to receive them.

Can I attend for part of one training day and make up the time on the other day that’s offered?  No.  Because the training is greatly influenced by the contributions of the participants who are there, which shapes examples that we might refer to as we go along in the training, the two trainings are not interchangeable even though the core content is the same.  

I will be attending/How will long will I have access to the recording?
At the end of the training, you will be given access to Dropbox folder with a PDF of the Powerpoint and the video recording of the presentation for 72 hours after the presentation.

  1. For the October 15 training, that will be available until Wednesday, October 19, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET.
  2. For the November 12, 2023 training, that will be available until Wednesday, November 16, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET.

Creative Wellbeing Workshops has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6566. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Creative Wellbeing Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  Continuing education workshops will be clearly identified.