Ethics in Reflective Practice by Patricia Walker, Ph.D. Saturday, April 9, 2016, 2-5 pm Loyola University Chicago

In this presentation, Dr. Patricia Walker will discuss how ethical practice arises out of a reflective capacity, itself the product of ongoing professional development, which enables psychologists, social workers, and professional counselors to distinguish and regulate personal feelings, values and interests in favor of therapeutic goals (Pieper, 1999). In contrast, Dr. Walker will illustrate how lapses by psychotherapists - when they unknowingly pursue personal rather than therapeutic motives - set the stage for ethics and risk management missteps and sub-optimal patient care. We will discuss a wide variety of lapses caused by personal interests.