Ethics Schmethics: The Role of Ethics in the Professionalization of Vocational

As professionals, vocational rehabilitation practitioners require policies and procedures in the form of documents related to standards of care, practice guidelines, scope of practice and ethics standards statements.

Adherence to an ethical code of practice signifies that one is involved in a “profession” rather than “doing a job” Ethics go to the heart of; who we are, how we act and how we want others to view us.

All rehabilitation professionals, therefore, must view their actions and behaviours through the lens of the Code and the highest professional standards in order to preserve and protect the welfare of those served, as well as promote the public good.

This presentation will offer insights into the theoretical and practical implications to practitioners as we professionalize vocational rehabilitation.

By the end of the process, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of a profession;
  • Appreciate the challenges of the professionalizing VR practitioners given the multi-disciplinary nature of the work;
  • Understand the role of professional organizations in establishing standards of practice and codes of ethics;
  • Transform the theoretical principles to practical actions and best practices referencing the VRAC and CVRP codes of ethics

Potential Participants: Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor/Consultants, Case Managers, Job Developers, Resource Centre Staff, Workshop Facilitators, Administrators, Program Managers, Instructors / Counsellors, Business People, Government Representatives, Individuals in Career Transition and anyone providing vocational services. Delivered by: Phillip W. Boswell, MA, B.Ed, ABVE/F, MCVP, RRP.

Dates:  Monday, November 24, 2014

Registration: 12:30 pm – Event Start time: 1 pm – Break 2:30 to 2:45 – Event Conclusion: 4:30 pm


Participant Registration Fees:       Individuals   $69.00    Students: $55.20   plus GST

Location: Signature Sandman Hotel (Richmond) – 10251 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, BC

To Register:

Pre-approved for 3 hours of Ethics (VRA Canada and CVRP)

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