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  • Ethics
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 APA
  • 1.00 ASWB-ACE
  • 1.00 Contact Hours/ Participation
  • 1.00 Risk Management Study
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.
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 APA
  • 1.50 ASWB-ACE
  • 1.50 Contact Hours/ Participation
  • 1.50 Risk Management Study
Radical ethics, a philosophical position recognizing the priority of the other over the ego, specifically concerns the other’s suffering. It refuses to see the other as an instance of a category or concept, and therefor holds immense significance for workers in any mental health profession. But it can seem to deny, or minimize the needs of these workers, or of any individual’s needs in the face of the other’s suffering, and thus comes up against undeniable human limitations. It also raises the psychoanalytic problem of masochism.