Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, At-door registration begins at 8:30 AM
Location: The Bowen Center (4400 MacArthur Blvd. NW #103, Washington, DC 20007) and by live webcast
Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice
This conference will identify common ethical dilemmas of confidentiality, dual relationship and reporting in clinical practice and in work settings. Participants will consider ethics through the lens of Bowen theory and be provided opportunity to develop practical strategies for thinking about ethical dilemmas.
This meeting will be held in-person at the Bowen Center and by live webcast.
Wrestling with Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice – What Can Bowen Theory Contribute?
Amie Post, MA, LCMFT
Ethical decision-making frameworks are tools in clinical practice but often fail to address the anxiety felt in ethical conflicts or challenging situations. This presentation will consider how Bowen theory provides a useful way of thinking.
Using Bowen Theory to Navigate Secrets, Privacy and Confidentiality
Joan Jurkowski, MS, LCPC
This presentation will explore the topic of confidentiality. Aspects of the role of the clinician’s responsibility to report and/or maintain client information to a third party will be explored from the perspective of Bowen theory.
A Systems View of Ethical Challenges in the Workplace
Kathleen Cotter Cauley, MEd, LMFT
This presentation will cover theoretical ideas about defining self in ethical dilemmas, moving amidst the triangles, and keeping principles in mind. A case study will be used to illustrate the application of Bowen theory in an organization.
Challenges in Early Clinical Work – Questions Raised, Thinking Stirred, Lessons Learned
Barbara Laymon, PhD, MPH, LGPC
This presentation will explore the challenges and opportunities of early stage clinical work. Ethical frameworks are essential, learning how to operationalize them takes time. Working on differentiation of self is one way to navigate this territory.
Amie Post, MA, LCMFT
This presentation will provide an opportunity for participants to integrate learning and develop a plan for moving forward with ethical framework.
Continuing Education Credits
The Georgetown Family Center is approved as a(n):
- Independent provider of continuing education credit by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners and the District of Columbia Board of Social Work.
- Approved provider of continuing education by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work for licensed social workers #SW-0419.
Georgetown Family Center/Bowen Center for the Study of the Family has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6225. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Georgetown Family Center/Bowen Center for the Study of the Family is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
The conference day provides a maximum of 6 hours of Category I continuing education credit for social workers and for counselors.
If you plan to participate in the CEU/CE process, it is necessary to:
- Pay the CEU/CE fee of $20
- Sign CEU/CE registration form the day of conference
- Prepare to stay for the entire conference
- Submit a completed evaluation at day’s end
Return policy: Refund will be issued if cancellation is given within 24 hours
- Identify at least three deviations in the standard of care regarding the general conduct of a clinician.
- Articulate ethical standard of confidentiality and provide 3 examples of how standard is challenged.
- Describe at least three ethical responsibilities regarding proper reporting.
Georgetown Family Center, Inc.
ACEP No. 6225