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Recent CE Event: Mindfulness and Ethics

Recent CE Event: Mindfulness and Ethics

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Program Overview

This workshop is about using mindfulness skills to integrate your personal and professional ethics into your work – every day, moment to moment.  It is about approaching ethics in a way that is personally and professionally meaningful. Specifically, this 3-hour training is designed to provide a mindful perspective to the ethical guidelines for mental health professionals. Dr. Martin will use the basic tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to explore how ethical dilemmas can be considered from a stance of mindful awareness, acceptance, and psychological flexibility.  She will provide examples of challenging situations and discuss how processes such as experiential avoidance may contribute to negative outcomes.  We will also consider how approaching these situations from a mindful stance may increase the likelihood of actions that are consistent with ethical standards.  Finally, experiential exercises will be conducted to encourage participants to connect with their values surrounding ethical work and their identities as ethical scientists and practitioners.  Attendees will participate in large group didactic instruction and will also have the opportunity to discuss ethical dilemmas in small groups.

Learning objectives: Particpants will learn to:

  • Explain how approaching ethical challenges from a mindful, accepting, and psychologically flexible stance can increase the likelihood of actions that are consistent with ethical standards.
  • Identify at least 3 personal values that pertain to ethical practice in your work as a mental health professional.
  • Describe at least one way in which paying mindful attention to your values as a mental health professional can improve your clinical effectiveness.


Staci Martin, PhD is a licensed psychologist who specializes in using ACT in treating adolescents and adults with chronic pain at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. She is currently the President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (MAC-ACBS). She has conducted numerous introductory and mid-level trainings on ACT, as well as focused trainings on using ACT for chronic pain and ethics. She is on the board of the Pain and Contextual Medicine SIGs of ACBS, and co-chairs the Pain SIG of the Society of Pediatric Psychology. She lives in Rockville, Maryland with her husband and two children.



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  1. Michael Gennari

    I must cancel my attendance for this Friday. I have already paid on the internet. May I utilize the refund for payment for the next continuing education credit? Michael Gennari 703-481-0031