Ethics in Professional Practice April 29 2016

Ethics in Professional Practice
April 29 2016
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Approved 1 Hr. General Mediation 
Approved 2 Hrs. Mediation Ethics


Private Dispute Resolution Services
1000 Market St. 
Chattanooga TN  37402


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Fee $80.00 Includes Lunch [TAPM Members Use Code TAPM to receive 15% off]


Ethical dilemmas in our professional and personal lives are a regular occurrence.  The challenge is to determine the best way to address these matters without spending inordinate amounts of time and energy – and at the same time maintain sanity.

Everyone has a personal definition of the right thing to do.  However in a rapidly changing society, with rapidly changing modes of communication, often we become lost in the morass of rules and regulations meant to guide our decision-making.


The purpose of this course is to offer for your consideration information and methodology for addressing your ethical dilemmas.


Participants will review  basic definitions and ethical duties, examine the myth of neutrality and revisit the basic concepts of informed consent, professionalism, conflicts of interest and full disclosure. 


The seminar concludes with a real-world ethical dilemmas exercise and a discussion of how you might handle some common ethical dilemma scenarios. 


Fee $80.00 Includes Lunch [TAPM Members Use Code TAPM to receive 15% off]


Presenter:  Carol Berz is the Chief Executive Officer of Private Dispute Resolution Services, LLC, a mediation services and training organization headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  A civil and family mediator, Dr. Berz is listed by the Supreme Court of Tennessee as a Rule 31 Neutral and Trainer in General Civil Mediation, Family Mediation and the special circumstance of Domestic Violence. In addition, Dr. Berz does extensive teaching in both the public and private sectors regarding mediation, law and ethics, and collaborative problem-solving in the areas of health care, labor/management issues and government relations. Formerly the Director of Forensic Services for Joseph W. Johnson Mental Health Center, and subsequently its Executive Director, Dr. Berz also has served as a visiting professor at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, teaching social policy, law and ethics. She is a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, with extensive post-doctoral training in mediation, law, ethics and conflict management system design. Dr. Berz served as the Chair of the Curriculum and Continuing Education Committee of the Mediation Association of Tennessee before becoming its President. She also chaired the Mediation component of the Hamilton County Courts’ Pilot Project relative to Tennessee’s Parenting Plan law and spent eleven years as a commissioner with the Chattanooga Human Rights/Human Relations Commission, dealing with employment and civil rights matters.