Friday, November 1, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM CDT
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McHenry County College 
Luecht Auditorium
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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Kristen Doherty 
McHenry County Mental Health Board 
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Ethics in Professional Counseling:
Updated Practices for Mental Health Clinicians 

Presented by Toni Tollerud, PhD, LCPC, NCC, NCS, ACS
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:00 am to 12:15 pm

“Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone”:
Continuing Cultural Competence

Presented by Toni Tollerud, PhD, LCPC, NCC, NCS, ACS
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 1:15 pm to 4:30 pm

McHenry County College | Luecht Auditorium
8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

       FREE: 6 CEU's for attending both trainings  (IAODAPCA included)
Lunch is on your own

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Intended Audience: Counselors, Case Managers, Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers
and other mental health professionals

Morning Ethics Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge regarding current changes in the ethical codes for social workers & professional counselors that affect clinical behavior and responsibilities
  • Review and apply a decision-making model to help make sound clinical decisions
  • Explore common ethical problems concerning confidentiality, boundaries, counseling relationships, and documentation that can cause difficulty for clinicians
  • Update knowledge of most recent state legislation on issues that impact the role of professional clinicians in the State of Illinois
  • Review the Illinois Administrative Code of Conduct that could jeopardize a clinician’s professional license in the State of Illinois

This workshop will focus on professional ethics and best practices that are critical for social workers, counselors, and other professional therapists/clinicians who work in a school or clinical setting as clinicians or supervisors. It is the responsibility of all therapists to possess the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver competent and ethical services to clients. It also ensures the responsibility of the profession to protect the welfare  of every client. 

Afternoon Cultural Competency Objectives:

  • Able to explain the definition of diversity, cultural sensitivity, cultural competence, intersectionality, and cultural humility
  • Able to describe the meaning of stereotypes and biases and their effects on the clinical relationship
  • Able to use active listening skills and reflective counseling in working with diverse population
  • Able to explore ways for counselors to use self-reflection
  • Able to explore interventions that are strength-based and promote a more positive client-outcome
  • Able to identify ways to encourage diversity at our worksites and prevent discrimination


With the world becoming more and more diverse, therapist sensitivity has taken a new importance in our professional roles and places of employment. A shift in continuing the quest to be culturally competent reflects moving from specific knowledge about a population to a person-centered focus that acknowledges the complex intersectionality of the client’s world. Cultural humility includes awareness as well as sensitivity to significant cultural issues of others while deliberately reflecting on one’s values and biases. This workshop will assist participants to understand ways to build on their cultural humility and consider ways to create healthier environments with clients and at the workplace.

About the Presenter: Toni Tollerud

Dr. Toni R. Tollerud is a professor in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. She received a Presidential Teaching Professorship Award in 2008. In her 25 years at NIU, she has coordinated and served as Director of Internship and the School Counseling Program. She is an accomplished counselor educator and consults all over the state on issues related to supervision, career development, and school counseling.