Jeffrey S. Ashby, PhD ABPP
Course Description: Using case examples, discussion, and lecture, participants in this workshop will review models of ethical decision-making relevant to mental health practice. Special emphasis will be placed on developing professionals’ understanding of decision-making processes used in arriving at ethical courses of action in four primary areas of emphasis in professional ethics codes. These areas include: a) informed consent, b) confidentiality, c) competence, and d) multiple relationships. Using case studies and vignettes, professionals will be invited to consider what might be the best course of action in a variety of scenarios presenting ethical dilemmas.
: Within the context of this 5 hour workshop, participants will:
1) identify assumptions and theories behind ethical decision making models,
2) identify and explain a practical model for ethical decision-making
3) explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of informed consent
4) explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of competence
5) explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of confidentiality
6) explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of dual relationships
Richmont Graduate University is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.