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Addressing Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice: A Case Study Approach
March 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm CST
The Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies and the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education present:
Addressing Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice: A Case Study Approach
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
11:00am-2:15pm PST/ 1:00pm-4:15pm CST/ 2:00pm-5:15pm EST
Event held online via Zoom
Program Offers 3.0 CEs for Psychologists (APA), 3.0 CEUs for Illinois state Counselors and Social Workers*, and 3.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs
*The state of Illinois is currently allowing those who renew in 2021 to use up to 15 hours of CEUs obtained online. They will review current in-person restrictions in July to determine if more hours may be used for online courses. For more information please visit https://www.idfpr.com/COVID-19.asp *
Due to the interactive nature of this program, space is limited to 200 participants
There are several core values that serve as the underpinnings of ethical clinical practice, including: service, social justice, dignity of individuals, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and clinical competence. Having a code of ethics helps to guide our work, to define our own limits and boundaries, and to protect the individuals we serve, the organizations where we work, and our own professiona liability.
Most seasoned clinicians can identify a number of different ethical dilemmas they have faced in their clinical practice. This workshop will present a seven-step decision-making model for ethical dilemmas that emerge in clinical practice. Participants will then practice applying the seven-step model to a number of different clinical case studies presented.
After attending this intermediate-level workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) Describe core values of ethical clinical practice.
(2) Describe the purpose and benefits of adhering to a professional code of ethical conduct.
(3) Apply an ethical decision-making model to specific clinical cases.
Professional Bio of Kate Mahoney, MSW, LCSW, Executive Director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Kate Mahoney is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience in behavioral health. Kate earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Northwestern University. She completed her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Kate is the Executive Director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is active in the community, is a frequent presenter at conferences and community forums and is a strong advocate for reducing the stigma that for too long has prevented many individuals from accessing treatment services and interfered with individuals impacted by opioid dependence and other mental health struggles from being fully integrated into the community.
Kate has is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences. In the past year she presented at the American Association for Opioid Dependence Conference in Baltimore, the Mental Health America Conference in Washington D.C. and the National Gang Crime Research Center’s Conference in Chicago. She also has presented on ethical issues in clinical practice for the Vet Center and cultural competence for Catholic Charities.
Kate’s contributions to the field have been acknowleged by colleagues at the local and national level. She has received two awards from the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health. She was the 2010 recipient of the Mental Health America – North Shore Community Service Award. In 2013, Kate was awarded the prestigious national Nyswander/Dole award for her leadership in addressing the opioid epidemic. In 2017 Kate received Mental Health America’s George Goodman and Ruth P. Brudney Social Work Award.
Professional Bio of Claire Openshaw, PhD, LCPC
Claire is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and an Assistant Professor in the Addiction Studies and Behavioral Health Department at Governor’s State University. She has worked with individuals in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient settings, conducting individual, family, and group therapy, as well as case management services. Claire has presented nationally and internationally in the areas of ethics, human rights, sexual misconduct, and human trafficking.
Program Standards and Goals
This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.2: Program content focuses on ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that impact psychological practice, education, or research.
This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.
Workshop Schedule (listed in Central Time):
1:00pm: Workshop Begins
3:15pm: Workshop Ends
There will be one, 15 minute break.
Registration and Fees:
General Admission: $60.00*
TCSPP Faculty and Staff: Free*
TCSPP Current Site Supervisor & Community Partner Admission: $30.00*
TCSPP Alumni: $30.00*
*Due to the interactive nature of this program, space is limited to 200 participants.
100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.
American Counseling Association. (2014). ACA code of ethics. Alexandria, VA: Author.
Burke, R. E., & Friedman, L. H. (2011). Essentials of Management and Leadership in Public Health. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC.
Cottone, R. R., & Tarvydas, V. M. (2016). Ethics and decision making in counseling and psychotherapy. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company LLC
Sperry, L. (2014). Ethical dilemmas in the assessment of clinical outcomes. Psychiatric Annals, 34, 107-117.
Target Audience: The target audience for the presentation includes anyone who is or potentially will be providing telehealth services, which can entail psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, LCPCs, all mental health disciplines, and graduate students.
Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Danielle Bohrer at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
Counselors/Clinical Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available 3.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for counselors and clinical counselors.License Number: 197.000159
Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036
MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.
Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.
Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.
*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.