How Do We Think About Professional Ethics? - Stephanie Schechter, PsyD (Recorded)

The tendency to avoid issues around professional ethics is common and multi-determined.  Codes of ethics are uniquely boring and hard to remember. Unconsciously, most of us carry shame about clinical situations in which we know we may have crossed a boundary, prioritized our own needs above the patient's or fallen short of our high expectations of professional practice. We have all faced dilemmas in which there is no clear path and the risk of an ethical breach feels inevitable. Institutions, sometimes traumatized by a history of serious violations, may struggle to address issues of professional practice in an open, curious and empathic manner.  

This workshop has been developed to address the aversion to thinking about ethics by using lively, experience-near fictional vignettes which depict complex, thorny ethical dilemmas. In this particular workshop, the focus will be on patient confidentiality - the bedrock of clinical practice. A vignette in which multiple factors contribute to a possible breach of a patient's confidentiality will be presented and discussed. Our goal will be to explore the inherent risks to patient confidentiality, and also to deepen our understanding of how each of us thinks about ethical dilemmas.  

Target Audience

The target audience for this presentation is:

 

__X____ Introductory                ___X___ Intermediate                  ___X___ Advanced

Learning Objectives

1.  Participants will learn to identify conscious and unconscious determinants of avoidance regarding issues of professional ethics.

2.  Participants will learn to identify situations in which multiple ethical demands are at play, and demonstrate a heightened awareness of their own individual values which guide their decision-making.

3.  Participants will assess a (fictional) clinical situation in which a patient’s confidentiality is potentially compromised and identify various ways privacy may be unintentionally jeopardized.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Austen Riggs Center,Inc. is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Enduring for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 APA
    The Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this live interactive webinar for 1.00 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology. The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
  • 1.00 ASWB-ACE
    The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2020-2/2/2023. Social workers completing this live interactive webinar will receive 1.00 continuing education credit(s). For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit States and provinces that accept ACE | Association of Social Work Boards .
  • 1.00 Contact Hours/ Participation
  • 1.00 Risk Management Study
    1.00 meet the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine's for risk management study.
Course opens: 
10/06/2021
Course expires: 
10/06/2024
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
5

Stephanie Schechter, PsyD, is a psychologist and faculty member at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She is a member of the Ethics Education Committee as well as the Ethics Committee at BPSI. She conducts workshops at the American Psychoanalytic Associations biannual meetings and psychoanalytic institutes across the country. She also consults on issues of ethics education, professional conduct, and colleague assistance. She is a contributing author of the Psychoanalyst Assistance Casebook. She is in private practice in Cambridge, MA. 

Austen Riggs Center Inc. confirms that Stephanie Schechter, PsyD, nor anyone involved in the planning of the CME event, has disclosed a potential conflict of interest. 

The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the Austen Riggs Center. 

Approved for: Physicians, Psychologists, Social Work, and Nursing      

The Austen Riggs Center designates this live interactive webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.        

The Austen Riggs Center is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Austen Riggs Center, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0115. 

The Austen Riggs Center also designates this live interactive webinar for 1.0 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology.       

This live activity is approved for up to 1.0 hour(s) of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, risk management study.

The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For additional information about this program, please call the Erikson Institute Education Coordinator, at 413.931.5230.       

The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2020-2/2/2023. Social workers completing this live interactive webinar will receive 1.0 continuing education credit(s).        

For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit www.aswb.org/ace/ace-jurisdiction-map/.       

This live interactive webinar program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at 244 CMR 5.00 for (1) contact hour(s).         

 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Austen Riggs Center,Inc. is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Enduring for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 APA
    The Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this live interactive webinar for 1.00 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology. The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
  • 1.00 ASWB-ACE
    The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2020-2/2/2023. Social workers completing this live interactive webinar will receive 1.00 continuing education credit(s). For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit States and provinces that accept ACE | Association of Social Work Boards .
  • 1.00 Contact Hours/ Participation
  • 1.00 Risk Management Study
    1.00 meet the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine's for risk management study.

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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