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CE Workshop: Ethical Decision-Making in a Changing World (SOLD OUT)
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When: 9:00am-4:00pm (Break: 12-1pm)
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Jeff Ashby, PhD, ABPP
Contact: Amy Han Dietrich, Director of Continuing Education and Communications
404-634-6272, ext. 208

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Ongoing clinical practice often contributes to a kind of ethical “drift”. In addition, the internet, social media, and other technological changes have offered new ethical challenges for psychologists. Using case examples, discussion, and lecture, participants in this workshop will consider how the APA Ethical Code applies to the changing world of clinical practice. Special emphasis will be placed on developing psychologists’ understanding of decision-making processes used in arriving at ethical courses of action in the context of a changing world. The workshop will highlight issues of informed consent, competence, confidentiality, and boundaries/multiple relationships. Using case studies and vignettes, psychologists will be invited to consider what might be the best course of action in a variety of scenarios presenting ethical dilemmas.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this workshop, participants will:

  1. discuss the assumptions and theories behind ethical decision making models,
  2. be able to identify and explain a practical model for ethical decision-making,
  3. summarize how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of informed consent,
  4. summarize how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of competence,
  5. summarize how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of confidentiality,
  6. summarize how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of dual relationships.

      CE Hours: 6 (Ethics)

      Level: Intermediate

      About the Presenter:

      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 Counseling Psychology doctoral program, a licensed psychologist, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Ashby has taught ethics at the graduate level for over 20 years and has served as Chair of the Ethics Committee of the International Association of Play Therapy and as an ethics content expert with the State of Georgia Psychology board. He has made over 100 presentations at professional conferences and authored/co-authored more than 80 articles in refereed journals, numerous book chapters, and two books.

      Registration Costs (per workshop):

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before November 4, 2016 to receive this rate.)

      • $130: GPA Members
      • $155: Non-members
      • $35: GPA Student Members

      Registration (After October 1, 2016)

      • $140: GPA Members
      • $165: Non-members
      • $45: GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.


      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Amy Dietrich via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to November 11, 2016. No refunds will be given after November 11, 2016.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.