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IN PERSON: Ethics in Technology and Multiculturalism
IN PERSON: Ethics in Technology and Multiculturalism

Fri, Mar 03


W.E.D.G.E. Training Room

IN PERSON: Ethics in Technology and Multiculturalism

Mar. 3

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Time & Location

Mar 03, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

W.E.D.G.E. Training Room, 204 S 24th St, Rogers, AR 72758, USA

About the event

[3 NBCC Credit Hours]

** If you are seeking the virtual option, please refer to the "LIVE WEBINAR: Ethics in Technology and Multiculturalism" page **

CE Credit will not be awarded to those who are not mental health professionals. Completed evaluation will be required for credit for all participants.


Kristen L. Smith LMFT-S, LPC-S

Due to the presenter's credentials, this training will be conducted under the ACA and AAMFT Codes of Ethics.


This training is designed for licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors that practice in varied arenas such as: private practice, agencies, school based, and mental health treatment facilities.  We will cover the basic foundation of our ethics with the history and definitions and we will review how our ethical code has changed or been added to in the past 10 years in reference to technology, social media, and multicultural counseling.  We will utilize the ACA code of Ethics and the AAMFT code of ethics as our primary point of reference in this training.  There will also be other resources (ie. books and articles) incorporated in the lecture that will be evidenced based and peer reviewed sources.


Professional Competence- As counselors and therapists we must continually seek to grow in our

understanding of our ethical codes and in the interpretation of these codes. In this course, we will review

some of the key principles and tenants of ethics as well as review specifics of the ACA code of of Ethics,

the AAMFT code of ethics, and the ARBOEC Rules and Regulations. We will consider ethical dilemmas

through vignettes and class discussion as a way to apply ethical decision making. We will also discuss

ways we can continue to grow in our own theoretical approaches and the application of these approaches.

Multicultural Understanding and Competence- Review of the definition of multicultural competency and

how a therapist/counselor can continue to grow in competency. There will be some discussion of how to

specifically grow in understanding of those from other cultural groups and races and resources will be

given to continue this growth outside of the course.

Ethics and technology- As technology assisted counseling has become more popular and wide spread it is

important for us to review the ethics involved and expected from our code of ethics as well as from our

Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling. A close review of what these guidelines are as well as class

discussion will help us stay accountable to the correct use of technology.


"I am an LMFT-S and LPC-S and I completed my dual masters degree of Marriage and Family therapy and Community Counseling from JBU. I love working with people of all ages and have a wide variety of experience including School-Based Counseling, Social Service work, and Private Practice. I mostly practice from a Solution-Focused model of counseling and incorporate EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) within marital therapy and play therapy with children. I am certified in Prepare and Enrich and enjoy doing premarital and marital enrichment. 

For a decade of my life, I lived overseas as a missionary in Spain. I understand the unique challenges involved in life overseas and the process of repatriation as a family. Beyond my own personal experiences, I have also counseled many missionary, military, and multicultural families. Of course, another added benefit of having lived in Spain, is that I speak Spanish! I enjoy working with Spanish speaking clients as well as multicultural clients from other countries learning to adapt to a new culture. Some of my other areas of emphasis include; grief counseling, infertility, marital therapy, family therapy, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I am also Technology-assisted specialized in the State of Arkansas, allowing me to offer online counseling."


Workshop Withdrawal:

Withdrawal requests should be submitted by email to no later than 7 calendar days prior to the  scheduled workshop date in order to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee.  Withdrawal requests that are submitted after 7 calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop date will result in a refund of the paid workshop fee minus a $50  administrative fee for 2 day training, and a $25 administrative fee for a 1 day training.

Participants who do not attend a workshop and do not submit a withdrawal request as  outlined in the previous section prior to the completion of the workshop will receive a  refund of the paid workshop fee minus a $100 administrative fee. Refunds are  processed within 7 business days of the completion of the workshop.

Workshop Cancellation:

Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training will email workshop students at least 5 calendar days in advance of the scheduled workshop date to notify students of the cancellation. Notice will be provided  with the option to reschedule for a future course date or to receive a full refund of paid workshop fees.

Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to inclement weather, instructor illness or instructor family emergency. If  a workshop is canceled, students will be notified via email prior to the workshop start  time. Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training will notify the students of a reschedule date for the workshop within 10 calendar days of the cancelled workshop or  as soon as the reschedule date is known.. Notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for the future course date or to receive a full refund of the paid workshop fee.

Grievance Policy:

Concerns should be addressed to Water’s Edge Counseling, Play Therapy & Training, 204 S. 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72756 or 1-479-621-0301. or emailed to When a complaint, either verbally or written is filed with The WEDGE, the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution.

Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual education style being utilized, the person bringing the complaint should first address concerns with the presenter. If the presenter is not available, all comments should be placed in writing and sent to If complaints concern the facility, or CEU's, they should be emailed to or mailed to 204 S 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72758. The CEO and Director of Operations(DO) will attempt to resolve the matter in a timely manner. If the offer of resolution is not satisfactory to the person filing the complaint, then further action may be taken. In this instance, a written request for reconsideration can be sent to attention of the CEO and DO. The complaint will then be reviewed by the CEO, DO and members of the training committee. A written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint. The decision of the CEO and DO is final.

ADA Needs:

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our office for more information at 1-479-621-0301 or send an email to


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