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Michigan Psychological Association workshop set for WMU

April 25, 20037

KALAMAZOO -- Psychologists from around the state will be on the Western Michigan University campus Friday, May 9, for a workshop exploring legal and ethical issues in the psychology profession.

The workshop will examine the "how tos" of decision making when confronted with ethical dilemmas, as featured speaker, Eric Harris presents "Legal and Ethical Risks and Risk Management in Professional Psychological Practice." Harris is an attorney and psychologist who serves as legal counsel for the Massachusetts Psychological Association. He also is director of professional affairs for that organization as well as a member of the American Psychological Association's Committee on Legal Issues.

"There have been many changes in the APA Ethical Code, and it's timely that the MPA and WMU are co-sponsoring the workshop for professionals and students to update themselves," says Dr. Richard Spates, professor of psychology, who is coordinating the event.

The workshop is scheduled at 9 a.m. in Room 1301 of Wood Hall. Cost is $120 for members, $145 for nonmembers, $30 for student members and $50 for nonmember students.

Media contact: Matt Gerard, 269 387-8400, matthew.gerard@wmich.edu

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