Fast Forward: Advanced Topics in Ethical Practice

Brattleboro , Vermont
Friday, December 07, 2012

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."

Fast Forward: Advanced Topics in Ethical Practice
Friday, December 07, 2012 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Brattleboro Retreat
One Anna Marsh Lane
P.O. Box 803
Brattleboro , Vermont 05302
United States

Map and Directions

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. 

Course Objectives: 

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:


Contact Information

  • Please contact
     the Office of Continuing Education
     with any questions at:

Payment Instructions

  • If you prefer to pay by check,
    Mail in registration fees are as follows:

    Paid 30 days or more prior to event: $140.00
    Paid less than thirty days prior to event: $160

    On-line discounts do not apply with mail-in registration.

    Download the mail-in registration form.  

    The Brattleboro Retreat,
    Continuing Education,
    P.O. Box 803, Brattleboro, VT 05302


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