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3 CE Hours


This certificate is non-credit but it does qualify for continuing education units.

Clinical and Ethical Issues in Managing Juvenile Sex Offenders


On-Demand - On your own schedule/at your own pace

This presentation will review the ethical code of conduct for mental health providers, paying special attention to those areas that are related to the indicated controversial issues.

Program Description:

This presentation will present case law and case studies that have precedence in managing ethical dilemmas. Participants will be presented with a model that fosters collaboration with others in managing difficult situations. Participants will work through several cases where ethical dilemmas are presented and through the case conceptualization process, work through the scenarios to arrive at an ethical stance.


This course will be available to you for 30 days from your registration date. Please complete the course and the quiz within 30 days.


3 CE Hours

Who Should Attend:

Psychologists, counselors, probation officers, community counselors, school counselors, social workers, and court personnel.

Educational Objectives:

  • Plan effective services for ethical management and treatment.
  • Explain ethical dilemmas in sex offender care.
  • Critique ethical cases.

Learning Objectives:

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Summarize critical ethical dilemmas.
  • Discuss ethical case law.
  • Apply characteristics to management and treatment.
  • Practice case studies in small groups.

Price for Certificate:


Program Schedule:

On-Demand - On your own schedule/at your own pace

Professional and Continuing Education CE Hours

Psychologists: Regent University's School of Psychology and Counseling Professional and Continuing Education Program is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The School of Psychology and Counseling's Professional and Continuing Education Program maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling's Professional and Continuing Education opportunities are also eligible as psychologists training by the Virginia Board of Psychology (LCP - 18 VAC125-20-122).

Counselors: Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling, is an NBCC-Approved Professional and Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

In Virginia, the SPC continuing education courses may also fulfill the continuing education requirements for counselors (LPC - 18 VAC 115-20-106), substance abuse treatment providers (LSATP - 18 VAC 115-60-116), and marriage and family therapists (LMFT - 18 VAC 115-50-96).

Dr. Underwood is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in several states and serves as Professor and Director of Training at Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling. Dr. Underwood is the Chief Executive Officer of USA Consulting Group, business consultation and juvenile justice and mental health firm. He has served as an Executive Clinical Officer for several large residential treatment and juvenile justice programs for children adolescents with mental, substance use, behavioral, violent and sexual disorders. Previously, he was the Corporate Director of Clinical Services for the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS), juvenile corrections. Additionally, he has held consulting positions with federal, state and private agencies for research, program design, development, implementation and evaluation of services.

Dr. Underwood works closely with members of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Juvenile Corrections Program (LSUHSCJCP), and Rutgers University Graduate School of Criminal Justice. Much of Dr. Underwood’s research concerns developing culturally competent training curricula, screening and assessment instruments, and treatment interventions. Additionally, Dr. Underwood is involved with serious mental health and antisocial behaviors in adolescents; violent and chronic youth; sexually aggressive youth; youths presenting psychiatric emergencies; co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders of adolescents; maltreating families; screening and assessment of co-occurring disorders, suicide awareness programs, program design and evaluation of juvenile justice involved youth based on the best available research and practice and the development of clinically effective treatments and protocols. He has developed theoretical rationale and intervention procedures for juvenile offenders with mental health and sexual disorders in community and correctional-based residential facilities and home-based programs.

Currently, Dr. Underwood is conducting validity studies on the efficacy of cognitive behavioral intervention methodologies with adolescents with co-occurring disorders in several states. His present findings demonstrate preliminary reductions of negative mental health symptoms, behaviors and aggressions of youth presenting co-occurring disorders in residential treatment programs; evaluating the efficacy of a community residential based alternative to juvenile corrections and examining the integration of evidenced based mental health treatments into the neighborhood. His social policy interests include the development of innovative methods of mental health services for disadvantaged children and their families.