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"Ethics Anyone?"

Presented by Ashley Holford, LCSW

Lecture: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pine Grove Turner Hall

Workshop Description:

This seminar will focus on the promotion of ethical practices in mental healthcare.

About the speaker(s):

Ashley Holford, LCSW, provides psychotherapy services for clients through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) of Forrest General Hospital and Pine Grove's Outpatient Services program. Holford earned her undergraduate degree in public administration from The University of Mississippi in 1994 and her master’s degree in social work from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1997.

Target Audience:

The target audience will consist of professional clinicians in the mental health and addiction fields including counselors, nursing staff, social workers, psychologists, and therapists. Information will be presented at an intermediate level.


  1. Summarize basic ethics codes for mental healthcare professionals (Psychologists, Social Workers, MFT).
  2. Discuss trends in ethics violations.
  3. Explore and develop strategies for application of ethical decision-making.

Continuing Education:

Psychology: 1 Ethics Hour: Pine Grove is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pine Grove maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Mississippi Social Work: 1 Ethics Hour (Provider DP #SWB12013) Pine Grove is approved as a provider for continuing education by the MBOE & MFT (08/24/18 through 08/24/20). Social workers will receive 1 CE hour in participating in this course (Clinical __   / Supervision___ /Cultural Competency___/ Ethics 1___ /General ___).

NBCC: (1 CE hour) Pine Grove has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6392. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified, Pine Grove is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Alabama Social Work: 1 Contact Hour, Ethics (Provider #0336 through ABSWE).

Louisiana Social Work: 1 Contact Hour (Clinical: __ contact hour / Supervision___ /Cultural Competency___/ Ethics  1___ contact hour /General ___). Continuing education credit for partial attendance will not be issued. This program is approved for 1 contact hour by Pine Grove as authorized by the Louisiana State Board Of Social Work Examiners.

Mississippi LMFT: 1 Ethics Hour (Approval Number MS18-003); Provider #TCE0003.

Ethical Disclosures for Speaker(s):

  1. Ashley Holford is an employee of Forrest General Hospital.
  2. There is no commercial support of the speaker, the content of the talks or anything that might be a conflict of interest beyond the speakers being paid by FGH.
  3. The speaker is not promoting any books; medications or training that will be for sale at the talk that might constitute a conflict of interest.
  4. The speaker will cover any potential limitations and risks of the treatment or topics being discussed during the talk.
  5. Some of the material covered is of a sensitive nature about addictions, ethical dilemmas and/or other clinical disorders.

Those in attendance must stay for the entire duration of the workshop; partial credit for partial attendance will not be awarded.

APA CE Statement:

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pine Grove maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Disability Statement:

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services complies with the ADA. This facility is handicapped-accessible. If any conference participant is in need of reasonable accommodation, please contact Samuel Rosa at 601-288-4915 prior to the event.

Grievance Procedure:

Please contact Samuel Rosa at 601-288-4915 at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, 2255 Broadway Drive, Hattiesburg MS 39401 to submit a complaint, or if you have additional questions.


Forrest General Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

There is no cost to employees of Forrest Health. The cost for non-employees will be 25 dollars for attendance. The day of the talk if an attendee feels that the workshop is not what was advertised, the fee will be refunded.


Psychology Internship Program

Pine Grove has an excellent internship program that offers a wide range of training activities on two rotations. We are able to offer interns opportunities for training in residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings working with adults presenting with a ride range of diagnoses. We are APA accredited as a single entity doctoral psychology internship program under the name of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology (PG-DIPP). Please visit our Psychology Internship Program home page for more information.

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