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Professional Ethics in Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

NAMI Memphis

Friday, July 12, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

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Professional Ethics in Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning


NAMI Memphis is pleased to present its second annual Ethics Conference.

ALL money goes directly to NAMI Memphis. The speakers have donated their time, and Kirby Pines has donated their space.

Why would you want to spend more and get your ethics hours anywhere else?

NAMI is a volunteer, nonprofit, self-help organization offering support, education and information to family and friends of persons with mental illness. NAMI-Memphis is made up of people who understand how it feels to love someone who has a severe mental illness or brain disorder.

NAMI provides classes to help families cope with the effects of mental illness. It provides advocacy in areas such as housing, insurance coverage and health services. At the state and federal levels, NAMI advocates for fair and nondiscriminatory laws, and works to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness and brain disorders.

For more information on NAMI Memphis, visit our website at nami-memphis.org

Date:               Friday July 12, 2013 Registration begins at 8:30am

Place:              Kirby Pines Retirement Community

Investment:    $65.00, includes continental breakfast

                      (there will be a $2.62 service charge to cover Event Bright Fees)

Speakers:       Linda A. Hazel, PhD, LMFT, CAS, EMDR-2

                      Associate Clinical Director, Cumberland Heights

                      Tammy L. Stone, LPC-MHSP, LADAC

                      Director of Intensive Outpatient Services

Overview/description of proposed presentation:

Counselors are often faced with ethical dilemmas in the course of working with their clients and families. For many of these issues, there are no legal parameters identifying what the right and/or ethical choice is for resolution. Counselors must use both their own moral compass as well as tools, such as the ethical guidelines posted on various professional organization’s websites, to help them make the best professional decision for themselves and their clients.

The essential beginning of almost all clinical work is diagnosis and treatment planning. If diagnoses are somewhat unreliable and if the connection between diagnosis and treatment is fairly loose, what are the ethical vulnerabilities that arise in diagnosis and treatment planning? How may mental health professionals avoid these vulnerabilities? Because of these questions and others, this session gives attention to common ethical issues that arise in diagnosis and treatment planning.

Learning objectives of the workshop:

Participants will be able to:

1) gain useful information about some of the ethical challenges in diagnosis and treatment planning.

2) receive recommended strategies for the effective management of potential ethical challenges that inhere in diagnosis and treatment.

3) understand the differences between legal and ethical dilemmas, why they are different and how they require different responses.

4) address ethical dilemmas with step by step procedures for clarifying and understanding their responses.

5) participate in ethical dilemma scenarios to work on in a small group and develop what they believe to be the correct intervention and/or response.

About the Speakers:

Dr. Linda Hazel is the Associate Clinical Director of Cumberland Heights in Nashville, TN. She has over 24 years of counseling experience, both in the public and private sectors. She is a member of several professional counseling organizations, and has been responsible for training and supervision of clinical staff and programs.

Dr. Hazel received her PhD in Psychological Counseling from Kensington University and her MA in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from the Phillips Institute.

Tammy Stone is the Director of Intensive Outpatient Services at Cumberland Heights. She has over 24 years in counseling for both chemical dependency and mental health. Most recently, she led a team of colleges to develop a Masters level program at David Lipscomb University, concentrating in Addiction Disorders.

Ms. Stone received her BA in Social Work from Middle Tennessee State University, and her MA in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University. She is also an LPC-MHSP and LADAC.


This workshop meets the educational requirement for Social Work Supervisors of the TN Social Work Licensure Board as stipulated by Tennessee Code Annotated General Rules and Regulations Chapter 1365-01-08(8) and 1365-01-08(9).

 Application has been made to the National Association of Social Workers, The Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association and the West TN Counseling Association.

Have questions about Professional Ethics in Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning? Contact NAMI Memphis

When & Where

Kirby Pines Retirement Community
3535 Kirby Rd
Memphis, TN 38115

Friday, July 12, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

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