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Location: Tavern at the Sun Inn
564 Main St Bethlehem, PA 18018
Nov 18, 2022
3 CE credit program
Registration 12:30-1; Program 1-4 pm
Presenter:Linda K. Knauss, Ph.D., ABPP Professor, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, Widener University
Our Ethical Mandate for Self-Care
Self-care is a personal challenge and a professional mandate that every therapist must confront. Self-care is seldom taught in graduate school and too seldom discussed by professionals. There are many ways to promote self-care. This workshop will address self-care as an ethical imperative, the paradox of self-care, barriers to self-care, and research-informed methods of therapist self-care. This workshop is sensitive to cultural and individual differences. Participants are invited to discuss their own self-care struggles and strategies as well as ethical dilemmas they have encountered.
3 CE credits.
Following this workshop participants will be able to:
- Define self-care.
- Identify the connection between effective self-care and ethical obligations, competence, and clinical effectiveness.
- Describe three (3) healthy escapes.
- Pillars of Self-Care
- Self-Care as an Ethical Imperative
- The Paradox of Self-Care
- Barriers to Self-Care
- Healthy Escapes
- Effective Self-Care
- Self-Care Checklist
Linda K. Knauss, Ph.D., ABPP is a Professor at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology and the former Director of Internship Training there. Dr. Knauss is the Past-chair of the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee, the American Board of Professional Psychology’s Ethics Committee, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee, and has served as Co-chair of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists’ Ethics Committee. Dr. Knauss taught courses in ethics at Widener University, Immaculata University, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has authored several book chapters and journal articles on ethics, and has taught many continuing education workshops on a variety of ethical issues.
Dr. Knauss is the Past-president of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation, and the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists. She is also the Past-president of the APA Division of State Provincial and Territorial Association Affairs. She served as a member of the American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives (2000-2006; 2013-2018 representing Pennsylvania). Dr. Knauss received the 2019 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Science and Profession of Psychology from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She is also the recipient of a 2015 APA Presidential Citation for her work in APA as well as the recipient of the 2002 Ethics Educators Award presented by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee, and the recipient of the 2004 Pennsylvania Psychological Association Distinguished Service Award.
In addition to her work at Widener University, Dr. Knauss maintains a private clinical practice where she sees children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Continuing Education Credits
Participants will receive 3 CEs for this program. In order to receive CE credits all attendees must be present in the workshop no later than 15 minutes after it begins, and must not leave prior to 15 minus before it ends. Participants will be asked to complete a program evaluation before receiving a certificate of completion at the end of the program. This program is intended for psychologists, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and social workers. For more information contact Pracheta Trivedi@ 610-467-7186 .
Accessibility, non-discrimination and ethics
LVPCA is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. LVPCA is committed to conducting all its activities in conformity to the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are asked to process their feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. If you believe a violation of ethics has occurred during this presentation, or if you have concerns about such issues as accessibility for persons with disabilities, or distress with program content, please address questions, concerns, and any complaints to Tim DeMott @ 610-841-4966.
There is no commercial support for this program. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach, including the basis for utility/validity statements, as well as limitations of the approach and most common or severe risks, if any, associated with the program’s content.
Responsibility for Program Content
Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.