Ethics and Neuropsychology: New Findings and Clinical Implications

Presented and developed by Lisa Erickson, MS, LMHC

Are humans hard wired for certain moral and ethical beliefs? The last decade has seen astonishing advances in our understanding of how the brain works.  Is biology destiny?  How do new insights from brain research affect clinical practice and ethical decision-making?  What is the role of autonomy, choice, self-control--concepts that are foundational to our Codes of Ethics, and clinical work? 

Participants in this highly interactive workshop will explore the neuropsychology of ethics and the ethics of neuropsychology.  How does neuropsychology affect clinical practice and moral reasoning?  How do we ethically work with some criminal justice clients in light of neuropsychology?  What is our ethical responsibility with regard to cognitive neuro-enhancements or poverty and brain development?  What is the relationship between the brain and the mind?  Who is in charge, and can our Codes of Ethics offer guidance?  We will tap into the collective wisdom of the group as we attempt to answer some of these questions.

In this workshop you will:

  • Gain an understanding of some of the research in neuropsychology that affects ethical clinical practice and understanding
  • Practice ethical decision-making skills in regards to new information
  • Have an opportunity to think deeply and appreciate the philosophical foundation of ethical clinical practice 

This workshop meets the law and ethics requirement for re-licensure.  And, you don't have to be a brain science expert to understand it.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

6 CEs

6 Law and Ethics CEs

Cascadia Training is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Cascadia is also approved by the Washington State Office of Public Instruction as a "Washington State approved clock hour offering workshop."

Lisa Erickson, MS, LMHC

Lisa Erickson, MS, LMHC, specializes in working with giftedness and treating addictions, depression, Axis II diagnoses and physical and sexual abuse.  She has been in private practice for close to thirty years in Seattle.  She taught in a graduate psychology program for many years and now enjoys teaching professionals via continuing education offerings.  She writes and trains nationally on topics related to high IQ adult and adolescents.  Until recently Lisa was clinical director at a Native American behavioral health program for children and youth where she learned that special population consults can never replace the therapeutic value of culturally specific services.

Lisa has been a past president of the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association, Seattle Counselors Association, and Co-chair of the DOH advisory Committee for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists.  She has been training others in Clinical Supervision for many year and was part of the group that proposed the initial language for the Approved Supervisor WAC.

Lisa has been a presenter for Cascadia Training for over 10 year now.

For more information about Lisa, visit her website:

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