Press Release

Yes, No, Maybe: Ethical Decisions in Grey Zone

Dr. Jill Leverone from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University recently presented at the Minnesota Psychological Association annual conference. The presentation, titled “Yes, No, Maybe: Ethical Decisions in Grey Zone” was given by the following:

  • Signe Nestingen, LMFT, PsyD, LP of St. Mary’s University
  • Andrea Zuellig, PhD, LP; PhD of the Melrose Center
  • Jil Leverone, PhD, LP – faculty member at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University

The description of the workshop is as follows:
Some ethical directives are clear-cut (e.g. no sexual contact with clients). However so many other ethical dilemmas fall into the grey zone where we all might have different views. For example, there are different definitions of exploitive multiple relationships or differing views on the practice of accepting gifts from clients. Using a small group format, this presentation will allow participants to wrestle with ethical dilemmas taken from some of the grey, hard to define areas.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be better able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the various ways a single ethical dilemma can be viewed.
  2. Articulate a personal approach to ethical decision making.
  3. Outline several ethical decision making models and their application to ethical dilemmas.