Making Professional Ethics Practical

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CE Credit: 2.5

Length: 2 hours

Exam Items: 10

In this workshop, participants will review ethical theories and models of ethical decision-making relevant to psychological 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.

Learning Objective 1
Recognize the assumptions and theories behind ethical decision making models.

Learning Objective 2
Identify and explain a practical model for ethical decision making.

Learning Objective 3
Explain how an ethical decision-making model can apply to issues of informed consent, competence, confidentiality, and dual relationships. 

Presenter: Jeff Ashby, PhD

Dr. Jeff Ashby is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University.  He is Director of the Georgia State APA-accredited Counseling Psychology PhD Program, a licensed psychologist, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology.  He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1991.  The author of over 50 professional journal articles and book chapters, his most recent co-authored book Active Interventions with Kids and Teens was published by the American Counseling Association in 2008.