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									                              Maine Psychological Association
                                  P.O. Box 5435, Augusta, Maine 04330


                                      Ethical Dilemmas & Practice
                                 A Seminar Presented by the
                    Ethics Committee of the Maine Psychological Association
                      Friday, June 27, 2008, 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
                         Location: Offices of Bay Counseling Associates,
                          120 Tillson Avenue, Suite 201, Rockland, ME

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Description:
Have you ever wondered if an electronic record keeping system presents any potential ethical con-
cerns? What would you do if your computer was lost, stolen, hacked or broke down? Have you ever
been unsure what do when a noncustodial parent asks for their child’s record? What would you do if a
teen gave you consent to release his/her records? Maybe you’ve had a client who shows up at your
home to fix your furnace or you run into at a friend’s party?
As practitioners in rural areas, there are a number of practice considerations that require special atten-
tion including multiple relationships, court testimony, and areas of competence. Other practice consid-
erations such as computerized records, informed consent, and confidentiality also are important factors
in your daytoday work. This workshop will review common dilemmas, faced by practitioners, provide
case discussions, and include discussions about ethical practice and avoiding ethical pitfalls.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn common ethical dilemmas frequently faced by the rural mental health practitioner.
2. Further your understanding the complexities of these dilemmas through review, case presentations,
   and discussion.
3. Specifically review ethical considerations in the areas of multiple relationships, computerized rec-
   ord keeping, and informed consent.
4. Learn more about ethical issues, relevant ethical guidelines, and state regulations and statutes af-
   fecting clinical practice.

Committee Members Presenting:
Anne Hess, Ph.D., ABPP is a boardcertified clinical neuropsychologist, recently retired; she is a former mem-
ber and chair of Board of Examiners of Psychologists, a member of the independent adjudication panel of the
APA Ethics Committee for almost 20 years, and a member of APA Ethics Committee 2002–2004. She is a for-
mer president of MePA and an adjunct faculty of University of Maine Psychology Department.
Andrew Wisch, Ph.D. received his doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Boston College in 1997. He
served as the Director of Psychology at the Augusta Mental Health Institute in Augusta, ME, 1999–2004. Dr.
Wisch has been in private practice in Rockland, ME, since 2004. He conducts forensic evaluations of criminal
defendants for courts throughout Maine, has a limited civil forensic practice, and maintains a small psychother-
apy practice in Rockland.
Lisa Obstfeld, Ph.D. graduated from the University of Memphis in 1983 with a degree in clinical psychology.
She completed her doctoral internship at the VA Medical Center, Reno, NV. She’s been in private practice for
24 years (7 in Reno and 17 in Aroostook County). A member of MePA's Ethics committee since 1998, Dr.
Obstfeld has recently retired.

Robert Dodge, Ph.D., ABPP graduated from St. Louis University in 1982 with specialties in school and child
clinical psychology. He has had a private practice in Rockland since 1992. In addition to his private practice he
is on the adjunct faculty of the University of Maine Psychology Department. Dr. Dodge is board certified in
school psychology. He has been member of the MePA Ethics Committee since 1997 and chair since 2004.

Continuing Education:
MePA is approved by the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists to offer Cat 1 CE credits for psycholo-
gists and maintains responsibility for the program. This seminar meets the criteria for continuing education for
licensed professional counselors and social workers.

This seminar has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the
Maine Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation (CCMEA) through
the joint sponsorship of Penobscot Bay Medical Center and Bay Counseling Seminars. Penobscot Bay Medical
Center is accredited by the CCMEA to provide continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsi-
bility or the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. Application has been made for three
(3) hours of Category I CME credits for this seminar.



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       Please call Sheila Comerford at 6210732 or email mepa@gwi.net to reserve your space.
                                        Hope to see you there.
Directions to Bay Counseling Associates (from the North)

   South on Rte. 1 to Rockland.
   As you enter Rockland you’ll come to your first stoplight. Walmart will be on your left and Home
    Depot on your right (up on the hill).
   Go straight through this stoplight, and three more. (For reference, the fourth stoplight will have a
    McDonald’s on your left and a CITGO station on your right.)
   Go straight through the stoplight by McDonald’s.
   Go about ¼ mile.
   You’ll come to a fork in the road. Just before this fork you’ll see a Dunkin Donuts on your right.
   Bear right at this fork, note that the road is now a two lane, one way street.
   Then the street bears left, follow this street bearing left.
   Continue until you come to a stoplight. Across the road on your right will be the Knox County
    Courthouse and on your left will Fleet Bank. Go straight through this stoplight.
   After 300 yards or so you’ll come to another stoplight, get in the left lane (diagonally across the
    intersection on the right is DQ).
   Take a left at this stoplight.
   Next stoplight is only 150 yards or so, go straight through that.
   The road you’re on begins to curve left, and the bay is on your right.
   Continue until you come to a stop sign. You can only turn left or right.
   Turn right onto Tillson Ave.
   Go about 1/8 mile or so. It’ll feel like you’re in an industrial area, there will be boats on the sides
    (if not in the middle) of the road, trucks, forklifts, etc.
   Look for the last brick building on your left. It’s a long, twostory building. This is where our offic-
    es are located.
   Go to the far end of the building. Our office is located on the second floor, there’s a big sign with
    Bay Counseling Associates over the door. Come on up. We have no receptionist so please follow
    the directions to the specific office or waiting room.
Directions to Bay Counseling Associates (from the South)


   North on Rte 1 to Rockland
   As you enter Rockland you’ll come to your first stoplight. Go straight through the stoplight. The
    Rockland Fire Dept. will be on your right as soon as you go through the stoplight.
   Go to your next stoplight (DQ on your right).
   Go straight through stoplight.
   Next stoplight is only 150 yards or so; go straight through that. The road you’re on begins to curve
    left, and the bay is on your right.
   Continue until you come to a stop sign. You can only turn left or right.
   Turn right onto Tillson Ave.
   Go about 1/8 mile or so. It’ll feel like you’re in an industrial area, there will be boats on the sides
    (if not in the middle) of the road, trucks, forklifts, etc.
   Look for the last brick building on your left. It’s a long, two story building. This is where our offic-
    es are located.
   Go to the far end of the building. Our office is located on the second floor, there’s a big sign with
    Bay Counseling Associates over the door. Come on up. We have no receptionist so please follow
    the directions to the specific office or waiting room.
Directions to Bay Counseling Associates (from the West)

   Go South on Rte 17 to Rockland.
   About six miles west of Rockland you’ll come to a stoplight in West Rockport (the intersection of
    Rte 17 and Rte 90.
   Go straight through this stoplight.
   Go about six miles or so, and you’ll see a blinking yellow light.
   Go straight through this blinking yellow light.
   Go another 300 yards or so and you’ll come to a blinking red light and stop sign. Go straight
    through this light.
   Go straight through the next light (Hannaford will be in a plaza on your left at this light).
   Go 200 yards or so to the next stoplight.
   Get in the right lane and turn right (McDonald’s will be on your left and Burger King will be di-
    rectly across the intersection).
   Go about ¼ mile.
   You’ll come to a fork in the road. Just before this fork you’ll see a Dunkin Donuts on your right.
    Bear right at this fork, note that the road is now a two lane, one way street.
   Then the street bears left, follow this street bearing left. Continue until you come to a stoplight.
    Across the road on your right will be the Knox County Courthouse and on your left will Fleet
    Bank.
   Go straight through this stoplight.
   After 300 yards or so you’ll come to another stoplight, get in the left lane (diagonally across the
    intersection on the right is DQ).
   Take a left at this stoplight.
   Next stoplight is only 150 yards or so, go straight through that.
   The road you’re on begins to curve left, and the bay is on your right.
   Continue until you come to a stop sign. You can only turn left or right.
   Turn right onto Tillson Ave.
   Go about 1/8 mile or so. It’ll feel like you’re in an industrial area, there will be boats on the sides
    (if not in the middle) of the road, trucks, forklifts, etc.
   Look for the last brick building on your left. It’s a long, two-story building. This is where our of-
    fices are located.
   Go to the far end of the building. Our office is located on the second floor, there’s a big sign with
    Bay Counseling Associates over the door. Come on up. We have no receptionist so please follow
    the directions to the specific office or waiting room.

								
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