This talk will present the developmental model of ethics training, which describes ethics training as a process. It highlights two stages, beginning with content and moving toward application and critical thinking through students’ trajectory in training. Stage I focuses on the “rules” needed to answer “what should I do?” Stage II focuses on application and increasing ability to understand that it almost always “depends.” Presenters are an ethics instructor and recent graduate, who will both describe their perspectives.
Participants will understand key components of ethics training in mental health counselor education.
Participants will understand the necessity of experience and critical thinking in making ethical decisions.
Participants will be introduced to the Developmental Model of Ethics Training and how it can be implemented.