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Addressing Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice: A Case Study Approach

November 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm CST

Session with the psychiatrist

“Addressing Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice: A Case Study Approach”
Presented by Kate Mahoney, MSW, LCSW and Clairee Openshaw, MA, LPC

Friday, November 17, 2017
1:00pm – 4:15pm (registration opens at 12:45pm)

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N. Wells Street – Room 407/412
Chicago, IL 60654

Co-sponsored by the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education and the Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies

*Program offers 3 APA CEs for Psychologists and 3 CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors*

There are several core values that serve as the underpinnings of ethical clinical practice, including: service, social justice, dignity of individuals, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and clinical competence. Having a code of ethics helps to guide our work, to define our own limits and boundaries, and to protect the individuals we serve, the organizations where we work, and our own professional liability. Most seasoned clinicians can identify a number of different ethical dilemmas they have faced in their clinical practice. This workshop will present a seven-step decision-making model for ethical dilemmas that emerge in clinical practice.

Kate Mahoney, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience in behavioral health. She is the Executive Director of the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is active in the community and is a frequent presenter at conferences and community forums. She has received numerous awards including the Mental Health America’s George Goodman and Ruth P. Brudney Social Work Award in 2017.

Claire Openshaw, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor currently undergoing her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has worked with individuals in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient settings conducting individual and group therapy as well as case management services. Her clinical focus is on gender issues, spirituality, and trauma related issues.


November 17, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm


Institute for Professional & Continuing Studies


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus
325 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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