Ethics for Today’s Mental Health Professional
Maxine Grumet, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
Five Tuesdays / November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011
7.5 CME and CE Credit Hours
IDENTIFIED PRACTICE GAP/NEED:
Clinicians in any context are confronted with ethical considerations of profound complexity, and often have incomplete understanding of the legal, professional, and ethical aspects of such situations as boundary violations, reporting child maltreatment, and the giving and receiving of gifts.
This course will examine the multi-dimensional aspects of ethics for the mental health professional. Mandates of the codes of ethics, legal obligations, as well as the clinical issues which inevitably arise will be discussed.
Objectives: Through discussions and assigned readings, by the end of the course the participants will have:
1) Achieved a basic understanding of applicable codes of ethics.
2) Developed enhanced sensitivity to potential ethical dilemmas.
3) Achieved an understanding of the interplay between
transference/countertransference and ethical decision making.