Therapist's Guide For Preparing a Professional Will and Steps in Ethical Decision-Making

About the Course:

A professional will is a plan for what happens if we die suddenly or become incapacitated without warning. It helps those whom we designate to respond promptly and effectively to our clients’ needs and to the unfinished business of our practice. It gives others the basic information and guidance that can be so hard to come by at a time of shock and mourning. The first article outlines a set of steps to help you create your own professional will so that it fits your needs, resources, setting, and practice.

In addition, the second article provides some steps helpful in thinking through how to respond to an ethical dilemma, taking action, and assuming personal responsibility for our response.

Journal/Publisher:

American Psychological Association

Publication Date:

2005; 2007

Course Material Author

Kenneth S. Pope, Ph.D., ABPP & Melba J.T. Vasquez, Ph.D., ABPP

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about professional practice and ethical behaviors. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Outline a set of steps to help professional therapists create a professional will so that it fits the specific needs, resources, setting, and practice of the clinician.

  2. Describe steps that a professional therapist can take that are helpful in thinking through how to respond to an ethical dilemma, taking action, and assuming personal responsibility for the response. These steps may help therapists to identify important aspects of a situation, consider positive and negative consequences of the ways in which they might respond, and discover better approaches.

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Guide to Making a Therapist's Professional Will

Steps in Ethical Decision Making

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Course Number 101784
1 credit hour
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