Ethical Considerations for VR Professionals

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ethical Considerations for
VR Professionals

Face to Face Training
Wednesday: July 19, 2017

 8:30 am to 4:30pm PST

This training provides an opportunity for counselors to bring, within confidential guidelines, ethical issues of the profession for discussion.  This is an overview of the current CRC code as of January 2017 with a focus on some emphasized changes, such as cultural humility, use of personal/professional disclosure statements, and decision making models. Group and classwork will apply these points and practices. Relevant factors to be explored include: professional boundaries; dual relationships; confidentiality; virtual and social media relationships; technology and challenges; and collaborations with rehabilitation partners, employers and schools.

Training Objectives:
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

Apply decision making, including using references in the CRC code to suggest ethical solutions to ethical decisions.

Recognize a variety of scenarios provided by professionals who work in Vocational Rehabilitation and by individuals who specialize in specific counseling topics such as diagnosis, transition, specific disabilities, and a variety of roles within agencies including decisions that might involve support and administrative staff.

8:30 – 4:30 (two fifteen minute breaks and one hour off for lunch)
•    Introductions
•    Review ethical codes and their importance
•    Discuss what are the current ethical standards that guide the work of VR professionals including the CRC standards for 2017
•    Review some different ethical situations
•    Present how to make ethical decisions
•    Discuss specific ethical scenarios in small groups
•    Share in large group outcome of small group discussions
•    Discuss other ethical situations, including those brought up by participants that were not covered in scenarios
•    Wrap-up

About John McClure:
Areas of Expertise
John works for both the Northwest ADA Center and JDVRTAC projects at CCER, and other Center projects. He coordinates training and in-service experiences for both state vocational rehabilitation counselors and employees of community rehabilitation providers. He specializes in planning and coordinating national and regional conferences on disability and work issues, arranges and facilitates webinars and teleconferences throughout the year on a variety of subjects. With the Northwest ADA Center, John has spent a significant amount of time recently organizing and facilitating webinar series, including putting together the archives available on our website. John has been teaching Ethics for the past four years and brings some of the experience shared by other Ethics facilitators and other CCER staff.

Relevant Employment and Education
John earned a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Washington. In addition to work at CCER, he has over 18 years of experience as a therapist, case manager, job coach, program supervisor, and program director in mental health services.

UW-CCER Office Classroom
6912 220th Street SW Ste 105
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

For Content Information Contact:
John McClure

For Registration Information Contact:
Tammi Olson


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Registration fee for this Face to Face Ethics Course:
    $199 per person

    Payment in the Form of:
    Credit Cards - Visa or MasterCard
    Purchase Order

    Please make checks payable to:
    University of Washington
    6912 220th Street SW, Suite 105
    Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

    CRC credits: 07.0 will be offered

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