May 29, 2024 | Ethics of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice


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May 29, 2024 | 8:30am-12:30pm

Interprofessional collaborative practice is an essential component in patient/client care. When a collaborative team works well together, patients tend to have better health outcomes. Unfortunately, teamwork, respect for other professions, a sense of shared ethical responsibility, and positive professional communication are not interactions that “just happen”. Most professional training happens in siloes, and thus many professionals step into the field without knowledge or experience with interprofessional collaborative practice competencies.
This workshop will provide an overview of interprofessional collaborative practice and its importance to professionals working in the field of mental health, substance misuse, and other health professions, explore the roles and responsibilities of an inter-professional team, and introduce participants to the competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice developed by the National Center for Inter-professional Collaborative Education and Practice (NEXUS – IPEC). Emphasis will be placed on the ethics and values competency of working on an inter-professional team.

1. Define interprofessional collaborative practice competencies & skills
2. Describe factors that influence collaborative working environments (e. g. psychological safety; recognition of power relations; respect for others roles & responsibilities)
3. Understand your profession’s role on an interprofessional team
4. Respond to professional misunderstanding, stereotyping and bias about one’s profession or discipline when working with an interprofessional collaborative team
5. Understand the importance of shared ethical responsibility and values among providers when working collaboratively


Kelli Fox, MSW, DSW | Kelli earned a BA degree at Rutgers University in NJ, MSW at the University of New England in Maine and DSW at Millersville University in PA. Her research and interests have led to both nation and international training and publications. Kelli’s research and practice interests include interprofessional collaborative education and practice, ethical and sustainable clinical practice and leadership, integration of spiritual and clinical practice, and leadership development. Throughout her career, Kelli has learned from mentors and her own experiences to recognize the power of positive and authentic relationship to create healing and recovery for individuals and families, including very young children and adult survivors of violence. Kelli believes that working from this relational framework in the context of clinical supervision, organizational leadership, and change management, as well as an educator is invaluable and creates the basis from which learning, growth and positive change emerges.


Contact hours:
4 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
4 category I contact hours for psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
4 contact hours for Alcohol and Drug Counselors pending approval from the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
4 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.

This training is intended for Maine residents or those who work in Maine. Attendees are required to be present for 100% of both training sessions and complete the course evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Partial credit will not be awarded.

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