Tools for Solving Ethical Dilemmas
Catherine Clancy, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.


Many clinicians enter a profession because the ethics of that profession reflect their own personal values. As practice complexity increases, the clinician's values and ethics are constantly being challenged. To deal with the ethical dilemmas facing us in today's practice environment, we need tools to help us reach solutions that are based on reasoning and not emotion. This seminar will discuss ethical principles and theories used to assist in ethical decision -making and will examine the role codes of ethics play in this process. It will provide a practice model for solving ethical dilemmas and will give practitioners the opportunity to apply this model to practice situations.