Ethics and Self-Care for Psychologists: Promoting Joyful and Sustainable Practice *WEBCAST*

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20 Sep 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4

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Workshop presented by Dr. Erica H. Wise, R.Psych.


Sponsored by Chuck Jung Associates

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Location: Italian Cultural Centre (3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4)

Registration Deadline: September 16, 2019

After September 16, 2019 you can still register by calling BCPA at 604-730-0501.


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About the Workshop:

DSM-5 (a) avoids defining addiction (referring only to
the generic “Substance Use Disorders”), (b) includes the
following degrees of such disorders — mild, moderate, and
severe, (c) expands the “addiction” umbrella for the first time
to include non-substance (behavioral) addictions, beginning
with gambling, (d) suggests the likelihood that other such
addictions will soon be added (e.g., Internet, videos, sex,
eating/obesity), (e) fields claims from important psychiatric
figures that this document is not sufficiently rooted in
neuroscience. Psychologists must be prepared for a new
— but shifting — concept of addiction, so as to be true
to psychological theory and evidence-based techniques,
responsive to the range of clinical addictive problems clients
may present, and make use of the soundest scientific
concepts. Stanton Peele’s workshop will address these

For psychologists, there is a strong link between self-care and professional competence in our complex multicultural society. In this interactive workshop participants will complete a comprehensive self-assessment and discuss personal assets and challenges related to self-care. Participants will explore effective self-care and communitarian care strategies that focus on our intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual selves in the context of positive psychology research findings. We will analyze practice vignettes that incorporate ethical, multicultural and self-care considerations. In addition, we will discuss the role of communitarian care and supportive colleague relationships in promoting professional resiliency. Participants will be encouraged to identify and commit to specific self-care and communitarian care activities and strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain how maintaining personal well-being is an ethical responsibility that is directly related to competence in a complex multicultural society.
  2. Explain how care for one’s colleagues is essential to promoting professional resilience.
  3. Identify at least two vulnerabilities to occupational stress common to psychologists and two that are unique to you as an individual psychologist based on a self-assessment exercise.
  4. Identify common warning signs of occupational stress for professional psychologists in general and describe two which are most relevant to your professional practice.
  5. Develop a plan for implementing at least one self-care strategy and one communitarian strategy.

About the Presenter:

Erica H. Wise, Ph.D. is Clinical Professor and Director of the Psychology Training Clinic for the Department of Psychology at UNC Chapel Hill. She teaches doctoral level courses that focus on clinical theory and practice, ethics and diversity, and clinical supervision. She is a former chair of the APA Ethics Committee and the North Carolina Psychology Board, a current member of the APA Board Educational Affairs (BEA), past-president of NCPA and co-chair of the NCPA Ethics Committee. She was the recipient of the 2013 Annual APA Ethics Committee Award for Outstanding Contributions to Ethics Education and received a 2014 APA Presidential Citation for her work in social justice advocacy and self-care for psychologists. She is a Fellow of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) of APA. Her professional interests include professional education and training, continuing education for psychologists, and the integration of ethics, diversity, and self-care into academic and professional practice settings.

This course is worth 6 CPA Continuing Education Credits.


Important Information for Attendees:

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Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by September 16, 2019. A 20% administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after September 16, 2019.


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