Brian H. Childs, Ph.D. a Diplomate Supervisor and Psychotherapist as well as training supervisor in CPSP, has been recently board certified as a healthcare ethics consultant. Initiated by the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities an independent organization, the HCEC Certification Commission, was founded and over a three-year period developed the criteria for a person to sit for an exam to earn board certification. Childs, who qualified to sit for the exam in November 2018 was granted the board certification on January 11, 2019. In order to sit for the exam a candidate has to demonstrate competence in theory, analysis, clinical communication and mediation skills, as well as process improvement. The proctored exam is several hours long and consists of several hundred items including case studies, ethical and moral theory, legal and procedural issues, and research of process improvement as well as human subject research.
Childs is a past Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities Institute of Medicine, Literature and the Life Sciences at Northeastern Ohio School of Medicine and Hiram College and the Presidential Citation of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities for his contribution as an author of the ASBH Code of Ethics for Clinical Ethics Consultants. He is currently Professor of Bioethics and Professionalism and Director of Ethics Education at the Mercer University School of Medicine on its three campuses in Savannah, Macon, and Columbus, Georgia. He is also a CPE/T Supervisor at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and founding Chair, and now member of the Board of Trustees of the Commission for the Accreditation of Pastoral and Psychotherapy Training (CAPPT).