Are the established code of ethics in the profession and practice of marriageand family therapy foundational or aspirational in nature? Through the combination of lecture, case studies, and guided reflection, this three-hour workshop explores ways in which the AAMFT and Kentucky’s Ethical Codes(201 KAR 32:050) are the foundation upon which a systemic therapist’s aspirational ethics are built.

At the completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Be able to distinguish between foundational and aspirational ethics.
  • Gain insight into the foundational and aspirational aspects of the AAMFT and Kentucky ethical codes.
  • Identify a process of ethical decision making that is informed by aspirational ethics.

Course Content

    1. Downloadable Workshop Slides

    2. Engebretson, K., & Harris, H. L. (2019). Aspirational Ethics in Counseling: Expanding a Paradigm. Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education.

    3. Aspirational Ethics - Part 1

    4. Aspirational Ethics - Part 2

    5. Aspirational Ethics - Part 3

    1. Evaluation for Aspirational Ethics in the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy

About this course

  • $60.00
  • 6 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

Meet the Presenter

Nathan D. Wood, Ph.D., LMFT

Nate grew up in rural southern Idaho the youngest son of an entrepreneurial father and a renaissance mother. It was in this environment that his curiosity grew, and he developed a love of learning, responsibility, integrity, and a deep respect for others regardless of background or station. These values and attributes have been a rudder and foundation in his life. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Utah State University and then went on to receive master and doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy at Brigham Young University. Professionally, he has co-authored a self-help book on strengthening marriage, written several scientific papers, and presented at state and national conferences. Currently he is the director of the couple and family therapy graduate program at the University of Kentucky. Nate married his high-school sweetheart upon returning from a 2-year ecclesiastical mission in the Philippines and enjoys spending time with their ever-growing family playing in the woods, water, or wherever the adventure takes them. You may also find Nate hanging out in the math and engineering section of used bookstores, in his garage building kayaks, woodworking, or fishing in Elkhorn Creek.