Event Registration - Indiana Psychological Association
Homestudy Program: Applied Ethics: Using the CASES Approach to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas (Woller, orig. 11.20.2020)
7/18/2024 - 12/31/2050

Location: Virtual Event

Event Description

We are pleased that you are interested in IPA's (new for 2021) Homestudy Continuing Education Programs!

This process is straightforward:  Watch the recording. Complete the evaluation and pass the short test. Receive CE certificate via email.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email, including a critical link and confirmation code. At the very bottom of the email message, you will find an Attendee Confirmation Code for (name) and a link to Log in to event portal at (link). Once logged in, you will see instructions and links to the recording as well as the evaluation and test.


Originally offered as:
IPA 2020 Virtual Fall Conference
1.5 Hour of Category I CE credit

Thursday, November 19th, 2020, 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. ET

Applied Ethics: Using the CASES Approach to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas 
Psychologists encounter ethical dilemmas across the spectrum of professional activities. These dilemmas create moral distress as well as liability risks and need to be handled with the highest level of ethical decision-making. However, thinking through complex ethical issues is not an easy or natural process. Psychologists, like all humans, are prone to many cognitive biases that occur in decision-making and which can have, in extreme cases, disastrous results.  Ethical decision-making is a skill that needs to be learned, practiced, honed, and supported throughout psychologists' careers. As such, the purpose of this presentation is to introduce the new Ethics Consultation Service offered to Hoosier Psychologists through their IPA membership and review the CASES approach that the IPA’s Ethics Consultation Service will use to work through consultations.   The CASES approach to resolving ethical dilemmas was developed by the National Center for Ethics in Health Care. The purpose of this presentation is to familiarize psychologists with tools to help clarify the values in conflict when ethical dilemmas are identified, to write meaningful ethics questions that clearly summarize the dilemmas, and to generate options for ethical resolution of the dilemmas. To achieve these aims, the presentation will first review what constitutes an ethical dilemma, outline common values that come into conflict in psychology, and review the steps of the CASES approach for resolving dilemmas. Case examples will be utilized to illustrate how the CASES approach is applied to ethical dilemmas. Attendees will also learn how to access and utilize IPA’s Ethics Consultation Service.

Learning Objectives
By completing this program, participants will able to:

1.  describe how to utilize IPA’s Ethics Consultation Service
2.  summarize the steps of the CASES approach
3.  describe what constitutes an ethical dilemma in psychology

Presenter:  Shannon E. Woller, Psy.D., ABPP, HSPP
Dr. Woller is a board-certified clinical health psychologist who is currently employed as the Executive Psychologist at the Roudebush VA in Indianapolis.  She has served the VA for 12 years, working first in primary care as a health psychologist and then as the Executive Psychologist.  She is also the Co-Chair of the VA’s Ethics Consultation Committee which receives bioethics consults from across Veterans Health Indiana network.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 sons, and large family as well as being active outdoors.  She has a particular passion for health and wellness and for promoting ethics in psychology.  She has spoken locally and nationally about resolving ethical dilemmas in psychology through a value-based approach and is working with IPA to develop a statewide ethics consultation service for Hoosier psychologists.

Dr. Shannon Woller

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. 

Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who attend the entire workshop.  Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving early will not receive CE credits.  Partial credit cannot be given. We ask that all participants complete the post-program evaluation form and homestudy test at the conclusion of the program. Dr. Woller and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email within two weeks after a passing test (75+%) is submitted. 
Registration Fees
IPA New, Premier, Platinum, & Emeritus-Practicing - $10
IPA Basic, Academic, Emeritus-Retired, & Affiliate Members - $15
Non-Members - Psychologists & Other Professionals $30