APA Clinician's Corner: Making Professional Ethics Practical

The Clinician's Corner

April 25, 2014

Washington, D.C.

When: Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 1-4 p.m.
CE Credits: 3

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.  

This workshop is designed to help you:

  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, competence, confidentiality and dual relationships.

Presenter: Jeff Ashby, PhD

Ashby is a professor and the training director of counseling psychology program at Georgia State University. A licensed psychologist and diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Ashby has taught ethics for mental health professionals for over 15 years. He has served as a committee member and chair of the ethics committee of the International Association of Play Therapy, and has served as an ethics content expert with the State of Georgia Psychology board. He has made numerous presentations at professional conferences and authored/co-authored over 70 articles in refereed journals, numerous book chapters, and two books. 


Live webcast and on-site workshop: 

  • Member: $65
  • Nonmember: $80 

How to Enroll (Two Options)

The APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) offers monthly Clinician’s Corner workshops that feature leading practitioners and scholars working in key areas of professional practice. Participants have the opportunity to interact with the presenter. All workshops include CE credits.

You can attend two ways: on-site at the APA building (750 First St. NE, Washington, D.C.), or via live webcast.

1. Live webcast only:
  • Register online.
    A webcast is a media presentation distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology to distribute a single content source to many simultaneous listeners/viewers.

2. On-site only (APA Building, Washington, D.C.):
  • By telephone: (800) 374-2721, ext. 5991 or (202) 336-5991 (within D.C. Metropolitan area); 9 a.m.-5 p.m., EST. Pay by credit card only (AMEX, MC or VISA)
  • By fax: (202) 336-6151: Pay by credit card only; must have valid signature and expiration date (AMEX, MC or VISA)
  • By mail: APA Accounting/CEP Office, Clinician’s Corner Enrollment, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.

The enrollment form (PDF, 40KB) will be accepted only with one of the following forms of payment: check, money order or valid credit card. Checks should be made payable to "American Psychological Association." On-site enrollment limit: 35 (Space is limited; sign up now)