Psychologists often encounter complex ethical dilemmas in their practice. While professional ethics codes provide critical information on psychologists’ responsibilities and the boundaries of practice, they often fall short in guiding practitioners on how to navigate the nuances of ethically difficult situations. This workshop will present an ethically sound approach to making clinical decisions that integrates the existing Ethics literature on decision-making with recent multidisciplinary findings on the “science of morality”. This workshop is designed to be highly interactive and engaging. The presenter will use clinical examples and participatory exercises to demonstrate ethical concepts. In addition, participants will be encouraged to discuss ethically challenging issues from their practice and receive guidance and feedback from their colleagues.
At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe the components of ethical decision making.
- Discuss the process of developing a professional ethical identity.
- Evaluate the strengths and limitations of traditional ethical decision-making models.
- Observe the role that our emotions play in our ethical decision making.
- Apply an ethical decision-making model to understand and address real-world ethical dilemmas.
About Dr. Fingerhut
Randy Fingerhut is an Associate Professor of Psychology at La Salle University and the Director of La Salle University’s Psy.D. program. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami and completed a Post-doctoral fellowship at The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Center for Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Fingerhut is a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has been practicing CBT as a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania for 15 years. His specialty interests include perinatal mood anxiety disorders and self-care for graduate students. Dr. Fingerhut has presented workshops on The Fundamentals of CBT, CBT for Anxiety Disorders, CBT for Suicidality, and Teaching and Supervising CBT for the Beck Institute. He has taught Ethics within La Salle’s doctoral program and has previously presented Ethics workshops for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.
This presentation is intended for mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students. The instructional level of this presentation is intermediate.
This workshop qualifies for 3 contact hours for the ethics requirement as mandated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology.
Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This program provides three (3) hours of CE credits. PBTA is also an authorized provider for CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
No refunds are provided for CE programs.