Ethics & Boundaries

At a glance

What: High-quality ethics and boundaries workshops and classes based on the latest research and best practices.

Who: Taught by leading psychologists, forensic psychiatrists, and other renowned subject-matter experts.

Certification: Programs satisfy multiple professional licensure requirements for psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers.

Questions? Contact program coordinator Kristi Obmascher at kobmascher@dcs.wisc.edu or 608-262-8971.

 


Upcoming classes/workshops
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W, Oct 22, 8am-5pm  •  Unit 1: 0.4 CEU, $80 | Unit 2: 0.4 CEU, $80 | Both Units: 0.8 CEU, $150
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Meet your presenters

David Mays (MD, PhD) is the past forensic director at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison and serves on the clinical faculty at UW-Madison and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Awards include the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the Exceptional Performance Award from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services.

Gary Schoener (PhD) is a clinical psychologist and director of consultation and training for the Walk-In Counseling Center in Minneapolis, after having served as executive director for 37 years. He is an author, expert witness, and internationally known consultant and trainer on issues of ethics, professional boundaries, and risk management.

Doug Smith (MA, MSc, MDiv) is a professional speaker, trainer, and consultant with more than 25 years' experience as a counselor, therapist, and health care administrator, working in hospitals, hospices, and social service agencies. He wrote The Tao of DyingBeing a Wounded Healer, and several other books on grieving and caregiving.

Mary Spranger (MSW) is a licensed clinical social worker, and coordinator for the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program. Previous experience includes working as a case manager for individuals with chronic and persistent mental illness. She was a medical social worker at Meriter Hospital for 6 years, serving behavioral health patients in the ER and working extensively on medical/surgical units and in the birthing center.