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Slow Turtles and Fast Rabbits: Moving Towards Mindful Ethics

Laurie Roehrich, Ph.D.

Many traditional models of morality and ethics emphasize reason and logic; however, emotion and cognition also play a large role in the ethical decision-making process. This two part series will introduce participants to the Reflective Judgment model, including data from cognitive psychology. How can we increase our chance of dealing with ethical dilemmas in creative and effective ways? In part two, we will apply the model to clinical issues in treatment and supervision.

Goals and Objectives

By the conclusion of this presentations, participants will be able to:

  1. become familiar with the Reflective Judgment model for ethical decision-making;
  2. increase awareness of the automatic cognitive and emotional processes that can lead to biases and errors in the decision-making process; and
  3. practice and apply the Reflective Judgment model with clinical cases and supervision/training dilemmas.
  • Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health
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