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CE Workshop: Maintaining Confidentiality in College Counseling Centers (Ethics Workshop)
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Full Title: Maintaining Confidentiality in College and University Counseling Centers: Acting Ethically in the Ever-Changing Higher Education Landscape

When: 2/26/2016
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Josh Gunn, PhD
Contact: Amy Dietrich, Director of Continuing Education and Communications

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Full Title: Maintaining Confidentiality in College and University Counseling Centers: Acting Ethically in the Ever-Changing Higher Education Landscape

In December 2014, officials at the University of Oregon accessed a student’s on-campus counseling records in the face of a potential law-suit over how it handled a report of rape. The student accused the university of obtaining her counseling records without her permission. This incident set off a flurry of discussions around the true level of confidentiality students can expect when seeking counseling on campus. The university, those in higher-education administration, college and university counselors, and the Department of Education were all offering their guidance into how such situations should be handled. This workshop will focus on the intersection of confidentiality in the context of university’s being put under increasing scrutiny to responsibly manage reports of sexual assaults and other potential threats to the campus community, while also supporting students and giving them options in terms of their desire to maintain their privacy.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. identify the ethical codes and legal statutes related to maintaining confidentiality
  2. distinguish between education and treatment records as defined by FERPA
  3. describe a model for determining the most ethically appropriate course of action when considering breach of confidentiality

    CE Hours: 3 (Ethics)

    Level: Intermediate

    About the Presenter:

    Dr. Gunn holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University. He is a Georgia licensed psychologist and frequently presents on a variety of topics pertinent to psychologists, especially those who work in college and university counseling centers. He is currently the Executive Director of Counseling & Psychological Services at Kennesaw State University, and is a Past-President of the American College Counseling Association.

    Registration Costs (per workshop):

    Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before February 12, 2016 to receive this rate.)

    • $70: GPA Members
    • $20: Student GPA Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
    • $105: Non-members
    Registration (After February 12, 2016)
    • $80: GPA Members
    • $30: Student Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
    • $115: Non-members
    Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.


    Cancellation Policy:
    Registrants must cancel through Amy Dietrich only via email or phone (contacting other staff members/leadership does not guarantee your cancellation.) No faxes or mail cancellations will be accepted.
    Cancellation Fee: $35
    Refunds will not be given for cancellations within five (5) business days prior to the workshop date.

    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.