Gerald P. Koocher, PhD
What Brattleboro Retreat conference attendees wrote about Dr. Koocher following his 2009 presentation, "21st Century Ethical Issues for the Mental Health Practitioner":
"Dr. Koocher was fabulous! Fun, interesting and relevant."
"Best workshop on ethics I’ve ever attended."
"I typically don’t give all 4’s, but this was a top notch conference. Please invite Dr. Koocher back."
"Knowledgeable, funny, great stories and examples."
"An amazing presenter. Completely relevant material."
Designed for experienced mental health practitioners, this workshop will address 1) important ethical issues in clinical practice that extend beyond the fundamentals and 2) making ethical decisions in challenging contexts. Dr. Koocher will discuss ethical challenges: in case management from the individual practitioner and agency perspectives; with diverse/vulnerable populations; in training and supervision; in an evolving health care system, including telehealth and technology mediated services; and in inter-professional work settings.
As a result of participating in this course, participants will be able to:
• Demonstrate an advanced working knowledge of ethical principles central to professional activity in mental health practice.
• Identify and analyze cases and problem situations in the context of ethical, legal, and professional practice standards.
• Discuss ethical challenges and propose solutions consistent with ethical standards and good risk management practices.
• Recognize challenges associated with assessment and treatment in a rapidly changing technological environment
Gerald P. Koocher, Ph.D., Professsor of Psychology and Associate Provost at Simmons College, has an international reputation for expertise in professional and scientific ethics. He edits the peer-reviewed journal Ethics & Behavior and his newest book is Ethical Conundrums, Quandaries, and Predicaments in Mental Health Practice. Read more at: http://www.ethicsresearch.com/.
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