The Ethics of Trauma and Disaster Response: Doing Right, Doing Good

This workshop will examine the ethical issues that confront mental health professionals today in the burgeoning and related fields of disaster response, humanitarian relief and trauma interventions. Principles of ethical professional practice will be reviewed in the context of these specialized fields, with a discussion of how these principles can be applied to such interventions, as well as areas in which these principles may conflict with the demands of various field scenarios. Common pitfalls professionals face in these situations will be addressed. Philosophical issues such as morality ("doing right") and virtue ("doing good") will be addressed in the practical application of ethical principles to clinical interventions. A model for ethical decision-making that incorporate both morality and virtue will be presented and discussed. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

This workshop does not have any offerings for this semester.