Conversations in Ethics for Psychologist Managers

This video project, in collaboration with Society of Psychologists in Management (SPIM), is comprised of four conversations with psychologists who are expert psychologist-managers. Richard Ponton, PhD and Marlene Thorn, PhD, facilitate the discussions and focus particularly on the ethical considerations of psychologists who are in leadership positions. Distinguished guests have served in a wide range of management positions in industries including education, government, health care, nonprofit organizations and industry.

Conversation in Ethics for Psychologist-Managers
Full program

CE Credits: 4

By choice or by chance, psychologists take on positions of leadership in organizations and thus extend their ethical responsibilities beyond themselves to the organizations they serve. This program details the perspectives of four expert psychologist-managers regarding ethics and management.

Ethical Thinking: Beyond Compliance to Wisdom
A Conversation with Dr. Richard Kilburg

CE Credits: 1

Kilburg discusses the fundamental processes by which ethical decisions are made and ethical behavior chosen. Through examples relevant to psychologists-managers, the conversation demonstrates that a clinically based Code of Ethics is not sufficient for psychologists in management and provides strategies for enhancing executive wisdom in ethical decision-making.

Capacity, Commitment and Character: Creating and Sustaining Leadership Worth Following
A Conversation with Dr. Dale Thompson

CE Credits: 1

Based on his model of character and leadership, Thompson discusses the leader's role in promoting an organization's ethical culture and the character of the leader that supports that role. With relevant examples, he discusses the relationship of failures of character to catastrophic organizational failure.

Ethical Leadership in Mental Health Care Settings: A Psychologist-Manager's Dilemma
A Conversation with Dr. Beth Mitchell

CE Credits: 1

Based on her experience in leading multi-disciplinary programs in a health care setting, Mitchell discusses the application of ethical decision making processes to client care, budgeting, staffing and program development in an environment of divergent viewpoints.

Ethical Leadership in Higher Education: Habits of Mind of the Psychologist-Manager
A Conversation with Dr. John Martello

CE Credits: 1

Martello will discuss the ethical response of the psychologist-manager in the development, implementation and evaluation of organizational policy. He suggests that psychologists are well prepared and positioned in the organizations they manage because the foundations of the ethical principles that guide the profession create habits of thinking that promote ethical decision making.