Moral Injury and Behavioral Healthcare: Ethics in the Big Picture (On-Demand)

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Clinicians receive ethical guidance in our work from professional ethics codes, employer or payer requirements, and the law. In the “big picture” of our society, however, struggles between right and wrong affect both our clients and ourselves all the time. It is much less clear how we can resolve these moral dilemmas, if they can be resolved at all. This workshop will present moral injury as a psychosocial phenomenon leading to mental health distress and other harmful effects. Participants will learn to work with moral injury in clients and in their own professional lives.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Define moral injury and understand its causes and consequences
2. Become familiar with existing research on moral injury across contexts
3. Gain skills to recognize and address moral injury in clients with mental health and/or substance use disorders
4. Explore sources of moral injury in working as a mental health provider, and learn strategies to address it

Learning Outcome

Learn to work with moral injury in clients and in your own professional life.

How it Works

This course includes a 3-part video presentation by Rosalie Genova, LCPC, LADC, followed by a quiz requiring a passing grade of 80% or higher. After completing the video lessons and quizzes, you will be directed to a course evaluation. Once you have completed the evaluation, you will be able to download a .pdf certificate to get your course credit.


  • Three 30-minute video presentations (90 minutes total)
  • Brief exit quiz, passing quiz with score of at least 80% required
  • Evaluation of the training

About the Presenter

Rosalie Genova, LCPC, CCS | Rosalie Genova is private practitioner in Portland. She specializes in clients who work in public service fields such as education, health care, social services, and the military. Before opening her practice, she worked in recovery residences, intensive outpatient, and partial hospital settings. Rosalie also holds a PhD in US History, and is interested in the social and cultural context of mental health distress and treatment.

Criteria for Successful Completion

100% Attendees required to participate and be present in the full duration of the learning activity and complete/submit an evaluation form. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Conflict of Interest

This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest. There are no individuals in a position to control content for this activity or have any relevant financial relationships to declare.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support being received for this CNE offerings.

Approval Statement

CCSME is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours

Certificates will be issued upon completion of an online course evaluation.
No partial credit will be given.

  • 1.5 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • 1.5 contact hours for nurses
  • 1.5 contact hours for social workers, licensed professional clinical counselors, psychologists, continuing health education specialists, and behavioral healthcare workers.

Important info:

You will have access to the course for 1 year after purchase.