9:00am – 12:00pm

Positive Ethics

October 25, 2019

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    Friday, October 25, 2019

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    9:00am - 12:00pm

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Positive Ethics
presented by Dr. John Wade

Too often ethics training seems to focus mainly on trying to avoid being sued. Clinicians typically leave ethics workshops feeling anxious, and even worse, clients/patients have been turned from people who need our help into potential enemies. Although risk management certainly has a place in real-world clinical practice, our clients want and need clinicians who do more than simply avoid harm. Positive ethics combines risk management with practical strategies to help ensure that we provide the best treatment we can, with the goal of maximizing client/patient welfare.


Training Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:

1) Identifying client/patient needs
2) Recognizing common clinician misperceptions that may be detrimental
3) Determining potential risks of both treatments taken and treatments not taken
4) Developing an ethical decision tree

5) Applying a positive ethics approach aimed at maximizing patient welfare



Presenter Bio

John C. Wade, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and the director of the clinical psychology program at Emporia State University. He came to Emporia State in January 2012.

He earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Pennsylvania State University and completed an internship and post-doc at the University of Missouri. He has a master’s in counseling psychology from the University of North Texas and a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Dallas.


He has published articles and book chapters on various topics, including positive psychology, supervision and clinical training, developing clinical expertise, career counseling, multiculturalism, and group therapy. He has published two books: Strength-Based Clinical Supervision:  A Positive Psychology Approach to Clinical Training and Positive Psychology on the College Campus.

He is a member of the American Psychological Association, including APA Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), Positive Psychology Section, and the Supervision and Training Section. He is also a member of the National Stuttering Association.

He is a frequent presenter at both the state and national level, and recently was awarded The Teachers College Research & Scholarship Award at Emporia State University.



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