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Making Professional Ethics Practical

 Making Professional Ethics Practical

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Chapel at Mt. Paran Church of God

2055 Mt. Paran Rd, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

9:00am – 3:00pm

*Lunch on your Own* 

Presented by

Jeffrey S. Ashby, PhD ABPP

Dr. Jeff Ashby is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University.  He is the Director of Georgia State’s American Psychological Association Accredited Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program, a licensed psychologist, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.  Dr. Ashby has taught ethics for mental health professionals for over 20 years and has served as a committee member and the chair of the Ethics Committee of the International Association of Play Therapy.  He has also served as an ethics content expert for the Georgia State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.  He has made over 100 presentations at professional conferences and authored/co-authored more than 70 articles in refereed journals, numerous book chapters, and two books.

Course Description:  Using case examples, discussion, and lecture, participants in this workshop will review models of ethical decision-making relevant to mental health practice.  Special emphasis will be placed on developing professionals’ understanding of decision-making processes used in arriving at ethical courses of action in four primary areas of emphasis in professional ethics codes.  These areas include:  a) informed consent, b) confidentiality, c) competence, and d) multiple relationships.  Using case studies and vignettes, professionals will be invited to consider what might be the best course of action in a variety of scenarios presenting ethical dilemmas. 

Course Objectives:  Within the context of this 5 hour workshop, participants will:

1)      identify assumptions and theories behind ethical decision making models,

2)      identify and explain a practical model for ethical decision-making

3)      explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of informed consent

4)      explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of competence

5)      explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of confidentiality

6)      explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of dual relationships 

Registration Information 

Continuing Education: Five NBCC-approved clock hours awarded. Five approved ethics clock hours for psychologists awarded.


  • Richmont Graduate University Legacy and Founding Alumni Association Members, Clinical Supervisors, Faculty, Staff, and Students receive FREE admission.
  • Basic Alumni Association Members: $30.00
  • Nonmembers/Friends of Alumni: $75.00

To Reserve Your Space or Ask Questions: Please contact Autumn Stephenson at for questions regarding the event or your membership status. Registration is available online by clicking here.

Refunds will only be issued if requested prior May 14. 

Richmont Graduate University is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Making Professional Ethics Practical