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Staying Friends with the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council Through Understanding Texas Ethics

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Since the conception of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC) multiple changes occurred to the regulatory laws regarding practices and delivery of service for Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. The historical reasoning for changes is essential for counselors and therapists to understand how the myriad of changes impact our daily practices. In this five-hour presentation participants will not only meet the ethics requirements for licensing but will also gain an understanding of the function of BHEC and the role of our respective boards.


1. Participant will review the history of the creation of BHEC.

2. Participant will explore the following websites:

a. Texas Health Professions Council www.hpc.texas.gov

b. Texas Sunset Advisory Commission www.sunset.texas.gov

c. Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council www.bhec.texas.gov

3. Participant will study and gain understanding of the organizational chart of the BHEC.

4. Participant will explore and gain understanding of the content and structure of the updated rulebook for the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council and Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Rules and/or the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council and Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists Rules.

5. Participant will identify rules that have been added, amended, or repealed in the most current update to rulebook.

6. Participant will explore schedule of sanctions, identifying the law and sanction level of violation.

7. Participant will address several ethical situations using current laws and practices.


Texas Ethics Training 04/19/24

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About the Presenter

Leah Fowlkes Miller, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S™ is the owner and founder of the Counseling Center of Expressive Arts in El Paso, Texas. She has worked with families, couples, adolescents, and children for over 25 years. She completed her master’s in counseling at Webster University and did a post-graduate study at the University of Oklahoma in art therapy. Leah received her PhD from the University of North Texas in Counseling and Higher Education with a specialty in play therapy.


April 19
9:00 am - 3:00 pm




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El Paso, 79902 United States
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