December 11, 2018

Current Issues and Trends in Christian Counseling Law and Ethics

***Live Webinar***

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

John Sandy

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Webinar Presenters


John Sandy, J.D., is a licensed attorney in Illinois and California with nearly 30 years of legal experience in both private practice and corporate legal departments, including serving as in-house counsel for church and ministry insurer, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, from 2007 to 2013. He served as the “Law, Ethics and Liability” columnist for AACC’s Christian Counseling Today magazine from 2009 to 2018, and has also written on ethical topics for the Christian Counseling Connection newsletter and The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling. John has regularly provided workshops on counselor law and ethics issues at AACC conferences since 2007. He is the author of the Church Lay Counseling Risk Management Guidebook, which was published by Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company in 2009. Also, John has taught counseling law and ethics courses in the Graduate School of Behavioral Sciences at Southern California Seminary. In addition, John is an ordained minister, a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, and a Board Certified Christian Counselor. John has a pastoral counseling practice in Riverside, California. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Indiana University, a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in biblical counseling from The Master’s College, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law.



Christian counselors are confronted in 2018 with a variety of legal and ethical challenges as they seek to provide Christ-centered counseling and soul care. This Webinar will review the 2014 AACC Code of Ethics and give direction for ethical counseling practice pertaining to a variety of today’s key issues. Attendees will also learn about important legal and legislative issues and trends relevant to their Christian counseling practices. Practical risk management guidelines will be provided for Christian counselors.

Participants will:

  1. Learn about current issues and trends in law and ethics that affect Christian counselors
  2. Evaluate and practically apply the 2014 AACC Code of Ethics to today’s key ethical issues for Christian counselors
  3. Obtain important risk management guidelines for the professional Christian counseling practice and church-based counseling ministry
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