Ethics

“Clinical Ethics: Professional Boundaries and Intercultural Awareness” will be offered again in December 2019 in Portland, Oregon.

B O U N D A R I E S. They’re the hallmark of clinical ethics. They help us to stay true to our purpose and focused on our role as professional helpers. They protect clients from matters that can distract or interfere with getting their needs met. Boundaries uphold the integrity and public trust of the profession.

But boundaries aren’t necessarily universal. Culture, privilege and social location, ethnicity, geography, and socioeconomic class status: these factors can complicate our perception of the right thing to do in any given situation. Is what ways do clinical ethics reflect the worldview of the dominant culture? How do we make sound, client-centered ethical decisions when working with people from non-dominant, oppressed, and marginalized social positions?

Wayne Scott Favicon blueApproved through National Association of Social Workers to satisfy the mandatory requirement for six-hours of continuing education in ethics, this workshop creates a reflective forum for professionals to identify, deconstruct, and address ethical dilemmas that emerge in human services practice with diverse clients.  The workshop reviews the distinction between values, both cultural and personal, and clinical ethics, and introduces a collaborative model for applying critical thinking to the resolution of common and not-so-common dilemmas.

GRADUATE STUDENT DISCOUNT: If you are currently in graduate school in a clinical discipline and wish to register, there is a half price discount. Contact Wayne through the website using your school email address to inquire about the special promotional code.