The Moore Center is hosting an Ethics Workshop for Clinicians, Clinical Administrators and Case Managers. Licensed clinicians will earn 6 CEUs for their participation.
Workshop Title: Ethics for Clinicians & Clinical Administrators
Where: The Alpine Club – 175 Putnam Street – Manchester, NH
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM – Lunch will be served
Clients with complex needs and multi-system involvement can pose significant challenges to clinicians providing assessment, psychotherapeutic treatment, and other services. This training focuses upon ethical considerations and standards for direct care clinicians, supervisors, clinical administrators and case managers. The ways in which ethical obligations overlap with legal duties and clinical decisions are discussed and a client-centered model for ethical decision-making is described which reflects the many values, interests and duties which may be at issue in making an ethically and clinically prudent decision.
Emphasis will be placed on the application of ethics to the treatment of individuals with high risk behavior within the intellectual disability service system. Case studies for discussion are welcome ahead of time. Lunch will be provided.
Director Clinical Services
The Moore Center
For questions or more information please contact Greg at 603-206-2765 or email Greg here.
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Bio of Presenters
Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD
Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD is a clinical/forensic psychologist and attorney who serves as an Associate Vice President at William James College and Associate Professor in its doctoral clinical psychology program. He has previously served as Assistant Commissioner for Forensic Mental Health for the MA Department of Mental Health, Director of Clinical Services for Easter Seals of New Hampshire, Director of Juvenile Court Clinic Services for the MA Trial Court, and Director of Forensic Training at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Kinscherff is a past two-term Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association, co-author of a book on ethics in psychology practice, and author or contributor to over 55 publications on ethics and law in professional mental health practice, risk assessment and management in cases involving physical and/or sexual aggression, and complex clinical populations.
He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from City University of New York and his law degree from Harvard Law School.
Christina L. Harms
Christina L. Harms is the Director of the Child and Family Psychological Service (CAFES) within the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at William James College. CAFES provides forensic psychological evaluation/consultation to courts, attorneys, and agencies. CAFES expertise includes child abuse and neglect, mental illness, divorce/visitation disputes, parental alienation, domestic violence, etc.
For 23 years (1989 to 2012) she served as a Family Court judge in Massachusetts, presiding over cases concerning divorce, guardianship, sexual abuse, date rape, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, TPR, domestic violence, mental illness, child abuse, gay/lesbian/transgender issues, etc.
For 6 years (l983 to l989) she was General Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (D.S.S.), the Massachusetts’ child protective services agency, responsible for foster children/foster care, guardianships, adoptions, and child maltreatment prevention.
She is a past member of the American Psychological Association Ethics Committee. She received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, and her law degree from Harvard Law School.