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Integrated Ethical Practice Combining Traditional Values and Principles with New Challenges by Dr. Christopher Malone, PsyD, LP

Christopher Malone, PsyD, LP

Event Location:
MHS Education Center
6600 France Ave S
Suite #230
Edina, MN 55435

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3.0 CEs Approved by the Following:
MN Board of Social Work: CEP-452
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC/LPCC) Log Number: 2019.CE.306
MN Board of Psychology Log Number: 202010.767


Cost: $39
Order online or by phone: (920) 494-3401 or (800) 895-0071
Registration will close after the first 45 seats fill.

Course Description:

The modern mental health professional is faced with a widening number of ethical challenges. Between the integration of technology and practice, medical and behavioral health services, and multiple modalities of practice, complications are bound to arise. This training begins by establishing a firm foundation in the philosophy of ethics and the guiding ethical principles that are common to clinical practice, and uses them to understand and make informed ethical decisions through a framework that emphasizes nuanced decision making and thoughtful analysis of problematic situations. Through the use of vignettes and real-world situations, this seminar will help practitioners hone their ethical skills and identify ways to improve their own practice. This continuing education experience will emphasize decision-making and problem-solving processes that encourages flexibility and adaptation to complex problems that do not have obvious answers.

About the Presenter:


Christopher Malone, PsyD, LP, first began his learning and study of ethics as an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, working with various research groups to ensure ethical research practices in a number of different research groups within the Department of Psychology.  Dr. Malone has been studying philosophy and ethics ever since, going on to teach classes in ethics at Argosy University.  Currently he integrates ethical decision-making into regular didactic trainings as a part of the training committee at Mental Health Systems.   His fourteen years of experience providing services in a variety of environments and modalities of therapy have exposed him to a number of different complex ethical situations, some of which he uses in teaching vignettes and as learning tools for students and professionals.  


1PM- Registration opens
1:30- Program begins
15 min. break
4:30PM- Program ends

Learning Objecives

1. Identify and understand the interaction of various philosophical stances on ethics and how these stances can inform ethical decision-making
2. Make use of guiding ethical principles to effectively identify and attend to ethical challenges
3. Integrate problem solving models and strategies to engage in ethical decision making
4. Identify personal biases and values that might interfere with or complicate ethical decision making
5. Facilitate effective consultation to improve ethical problem solving
6. Proactively identify potential areas of ethical vulnerability in a modern practice setting and develop a plan to reduce vulnerability
7. Use critical thinking and problem solving to resolve challenging ethical situations.