January 26, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

True North Conference Center

1900 Corporate Square Blvd.

    January 2018 Lecture Series

    Professionalism, Boundaries, and Ethics: How Effective Am I?

    Speaker: Philip Hemphill, Ph.D., LCSW
    Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
    Registration: 8:30 – 9 a.m.
    Program runs from: 9 – 12 p.m.
    Continuing Education & Continuing Medical Education: 3 units/credits*


    As a professional, Do you feel connected to your initial challenge?; Are you well-attuned to the early years of your career?; Do you care what others think?; Are you in a position to change your career?; Do you still draw people to you?; Do you live in the now?; and/or Do you limit your vision because of petty competitiveness?  In 2013, David DiSalvo wrote about ‘10 Reasons Why Some People Love What They Do’ that included these concepts which warrant attention as issues around boundaries and decision making are impacted by professional satisfaction.  The relationship between job burnout and personal wellness in mental health professionals has been well documented.  This highly interactive workshop will review one’s Quality of Life, Personal Wellness, Capacity for Empathy, and Vulnerability to Stress within the context of ethical decision making.

    A number of case studies will illustrate how losing enthusiasm and being emotionally exhausted, treating others as objects and depersonalizing them, and having lost a sense that work is meaningful and feelings of low accomplishment warrant intervention as a professional.  The need to understand and reflect on the ‘burden of responsibility’, power differentials, ‘therapeutic/medical intimacy’, and working in a high adrenaline profession can be addicting.  This requires individuals to integrate the four subscales of wellness (i.e., Essential Self, Social Self, Creative Self, and Coping Self.) and managing ethical reasoning.  Finally, a model of ethical decision making will drive the conversation and be a lens to view the grainy situations that are presented in one’s professional career.



    1. To identify common stress vulnerability factors.
    2. To identify examples of workplace boundary violations.
    3. To identify interpersonal difficulties that may lead to boundary crossings/violations.
    4. Identify why boundaries are important for guiding professional behavior
    5. Describe risk factors for boundary violations and give examples of common violations
    6. Outline communication strategies that can assist in developing and maintaining healthy boundaries.
    7. Identify the physical, emotional and behavioral signs of conflict and anger with strategies of how to manage them effectively.
    8. Recognize the signs of professional burnout and how to correct them.
    9. To discuss how increasing emotional awareness increases one’s ability to self-manage.

    If you have any questions about this event, please contact Donna Mahacek at 904-513-5823 or [email protected]

    Dr. Philip Hemphill

    About the Speaker:

    Philip Hemphill, Ph.D., LCSW

    Chief Clinical Officer, Lakeview Health

    Dr. Hemphill is the Chief Clinical Officer of Lakeview Health, a premier addiction treatment facility. He is responsible for the planning, organizing, implementing and directing the company’s behavioral health and clinical services incorporating cost-effective methodologies while ensuring the clinical quality of those served. As a member of the Lakeview Health Executive Leadership team, he works collaboratively with medical, clinical, and nursing staff leaders in decision-making structures and processes.

    In 2013, Dr. Hemphill co-authored Taming Disruptive Behavior published by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE.) A 25-year veteran of the addiction and behavioral health field, Dr. Hemphill presents papers and facilitates workshops at local, regional and national conferences and has published articles in the field of trauma, personality disorders, and addictions.

    With two advanced degrees from Tulane University, he also holds an adjunct professorship at Tulane University School of Social Work and LSU Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry.

    *Physicians: The activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Florida Board of Behavioral Sciences: Lakeview Health has been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number 50-17479 exp 3/31/2019.

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