11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | September 16, 2020 | 2.5 Contact Hours
Ethics is the systematic application of principles that help us make decisions about “right” or “wrong” action. Ethical deliberation, however, is based upon assumptions regarding human nature. Technology is a tool that has expanded our vision of human nature.
Technological advances in artificial intelligence, algorithmic programming, apps, and robotics will not only impact our vision of human nature but will increasingly influence professional ethical deliberation. These advances are often pushed forward by historical events, such as the current pandemic. As we move through studies of intelligence, artificial intelligence, and ultimately “superintelligence”, how will our appetite for technology impact our understanding of nature and action in our helping professions? Will our ethical standards keep pace with rapidly changing social developments?
In this 2.5 hour webinar, we will briefly review the history of digital ethics standards in counseling. We’ll look at our own relationship to technology. But we will mostly discuss the impact of post-human technological philosophy on our professional ethics, centering on the importance of remembering to ask, “What Does It Mean to Be a Person”?
- Review history of current ethical standards regarding technology
- Discuss current trends in AI as applied to helping professions
- Examine their own assumptions regarding “personhood”
- Recognize their own relationship to technology.
About the Presenter
John Yasenchak, Ed.D, LCPC, LADC, John Yasenchak is currently a contributing faculty in the School of Counseling, Walden University. Previously, he served as Assistant Professor for Graduate Counseling, Husson University. Prior to that, he taught for many years in the Graduate Counselling program at the University of Maine, Orono. Read more
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2.5 Category I contact hour for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
2.5 contact hours for CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Certificate of attendance for 2.5 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.
2.5 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.