Park University Hosting Behavioral Health Ethics Workshop on Nov. 2

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Park University’s Center for Research and Training in Integrated Behavioral Health, in conjunction with McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff, will present a continuing education workshop on “Reconciling Ethical Practice with Strengths-Based, Person-Centered Care,” on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The three-hour session will begin at 9 a.m. at McCrite Plaza’s Kansas City, Mo., location, 1201 NW Tullison Road.

The workshop will examine key ethical principles and address the daily challenges of implementing those principles in the swiftly transforming landscape of behavioral health practice with older persons. Participants will also learn the seven core functions of strengths-based, person-centered care and gain a deeper understanding of how these functions intersect with important ethical precepts, as well as learn the goals and processes of group supervision, and how this format may serve to clearly identify ethical conflicts or dilemmas.

The session will be presented by two members of Park University’s faculty: Walter Kisthardt, director of the CRTIBH, professor and chair of social work, and director of the Master of Social Work program; and Kathy Jackson, assistant professor of nursing and assistant chair of the Associate Degree in Nursing program.

Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 28. The workshop fee is $99 for health care professionals if paid by Friday, Oct. 21, or $120 if paid by Oct. 28. A continental breakfast will be served the morning of the workshop beginning at 8:15 a.m. The session is approved for three continuing education units.

For more information about the workshop, contact the University’s Department of Social Work at (816) 584-6518.