Values & Ethics: A Group Dialogue About Our Personal and Professional Beliefs

Workshop presented by  D. Thomas Stone, Jr., Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA

November 8, 2014

3 (Ethics) CEU’s approved for GPA, GSCSW, GALPCA, and GAMFT.

Workshop Description:

This workshop focuses on our deeply held values and beliefs that inform how we conduct our clinical practice. We will explore the development of our values systems both personally and professionally and how they are integrated and guide us in our work as group psychotherapists. We will also delve into the diverse and pervasive impact of electronic media on ethical clinical practice. Our dialogue will focus on discovering more fully the inherently dynamic relationship between clinical and ethical practice through lecture, group process, and case examples.

Presenter Information:

D. Thomas Stone, Jr., Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA is a psychologist in private practice who works with individuals, couples, and groups. He is also a consulting psychologist who provides leadership & team development, organizational change consultation, and strategic planning. Dr. Stone is a Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association and is currently on the International Board For Certified Group Psychotherapists. He is also the Chair of the Clinical Professional Relations Committee. He is a former board member of AGPA and has been co-chair of several major committees. He has presented for many years at the annual meeting for AGPA and other venues on such topics as: shame, countertransference, ethics, and the effects of trauma on mental health professionals. He is an Assistant Adjunct Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in the Group Psychotherapy Training Program and the Psychology Residency Training Program.

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the impact of personal and professional values on the ethical and clinical practice of group psychotherapy.
  2. Explore the inherently dynamic relationship between the clinical and ethical practice of group psychotherapy.
  3. Examine the role of social media in ethical/clinical dilemmas.
  4. Apply a values-based approach to group psychotherapy practice through case examples.


Unitarian Church

1911 Cliff Valley Way

Atlanta GA 30329



Workshop Schedule

8:30-9:00 AM Registration, Coffee, Light Refreshments
9:00 - 9:50 AM Ethics & Values: Personal & Professional Development
9:50 - 10:10 AM Guiding Principles and Applications to Group
10:10 - 10:30 AM Case Example
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 - 11:00 AM Electronic Media: Impact on Clinical Practice and Group Work
11:00 - 11:50 AM Group Process: Case Examples
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM The Integration of Ethics and Clinical Work: Concluding Remarks and Large Group Discussion

3 CEU’s applied for GPA (Ethics); GALPCA, GAMFT, and GSCSW 3 (Ethics) CEU’s applied for.

PLEASE NOTE: Workshop start and end times are firm in order to provide CE credit. AGPS cannot provide CEs for participants who have arrived late or leave early from any part of the workshop.

Workshop Fees

NOTE: Pre-registration cutoff date is November 1, 2014.

No refunds for cancellations within 7 days of the event.

Early Rate $50 $60 $15
After Reg. Cutoff $60 $75 $15
On-Site $60 $75 $15