This is one of the required courses for certification as a DRCC.
This course is worth 6 DRCC initial certification credits.
This workshop will provide a review of relevant ethical principles and issues related to crisis and disaster response interventions. The workshop will review general principles and elements of ethical decision making models and discuss their application to crisis and disaster response. Philosophical issues (e.g., the politics and economics of disaster relief efforts) and practical issues (e.g., the varied and sometimes conflicting roles of the crisis counselor) will be presented for group analysis and discussion. Case vignettes will illustrate some of the common ethical dilemmas encountered by crisis counselors, and provide a framework for decision-making. The workshop will conclude with an opportunity for open discussion of ethical dilemmas we have encountered in our work, and how we seek to resolve such dilemmas.
• Participants will identify areas of potential ethical conflict that are relevant to crisis intervention and disaster response work
• Participants will identify elements of an ethical decision-making model that can be applied to specific ethical dilemmas
• Participants will apply principles of an ethical decision making model to case vignettes involving crisis and disaster response
Trainer: Wendy Chin, MSW, DRCC, State Trainer
This course is approved for 6 Initial Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC) credits.
No breakfast or lunch will be provided.