Sat, Apr 10 | Zoom (link to be distributed by email)

Dilemmas between Client Autonomy and Social Justice, and TN Jurisprudence!

IMPA Presents a 2-Part Virtual Continuing Education Event: Part 1: Addressing Dilemmas between Client Autonomy and the Promotion of Social Justice: How the APA Principles can assist? Part 2: TN Jurisprudence: Knowing the law can make you a better social justice advocate.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Apr 10, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Zoom (link to be distributed by email)

About The Event

Description of Event and Learning Objectives:

This workshop will review the APA Principles of Psychologists (APA, 2002) as intentionally apart from the Code of Conduct, consistent with virtue-based and remedial ethical concepts. Participants will be presented a model to examine personal core values and then assess integration with the APA principles. Application of the model will involve exploration of case scenarios involving dilemmas around addressing microaggressions and or bigotry in therapeutic or classroom settings. Participants will also use a social justice lens to examine TN law and pending legislation to move the needle on social issues that matter to our provision of care.

Learning objectives:

Thru participation in this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Distinguish between remedial ethics and positive or virtue-based ethics with reference to the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (APA, 2002);

2. Identify the APA Principles of Psychologists (APA, 2002)

3. Recognize a model to examine integration of personal and professional core values that can facilitate clinical decision-making in the face of perceived ethical dilemmas with emphasis on issues involving social justice;

4. Review relevant portions of TN law and pending legislation through a social justice lens

Participant Skill Level:  Beginner to Intermediate Level

Meet the Presenters:

Peggy Cantrell, Ph.D.

I am honored to have been a licensed clinical psychologist for almost 40 years, still appreciative of the personal and professional opportunities this career continues to offer me. Throughout my career, I have always maintained both scientist/scholar and practice roles. Though I am retired from my faculty position with ETSU, I maintain a part-time assessment and consultation practice.

My own aging has led me to apply my scholar/practitioner mindset to the well-being needs of older folks, so I became certified in Yoga instruction and Personal Training with emphasis on older clients, hopefully helping others while I also serve my own needs. I remain a teacher and a student, which keeps me moving literally and figuratively.

My husband and I co-own a mini farm, where we tend to bees, chickens, and a large organic garden – all new post-retirement activities. I am an avid hiker, backpacker, paddler, yoga practitioner, and student of the outdoors.

Laura Maphis, Ph.D.

Dr. Maphis joined ETSU/COM in 2020. As an alumna of ETSU’s clinical psychology graduate program, Dr. Maphis is thrilled to be back in this beautiful region of Appalachia that she considers home.

For the past ~10 years, Dr. Maphis has been passionate about effecting primary care practice transformation and building systems to better support patients’ and health care teams’ management of behavioral health and lifestyle/behavioral factors contributing to poor health. She is Lean- and Institute for Healthcare Improvement-trained in quality improvement and has led several successful quality initiatives. Dr. Maphis wants to grow a robust primary care behavioral health workforce to serve the area, loves mentoring trainees and professionals in primary care behavioral health, and has a strong record of trainee retention. In the clinic, you can find her coaching patients to live their best lives even in the face of health problems, and outside the clinic, you can find her doing yoga, walking in the woods with her dog and family, or visiting one of our many delicious bakeries in the area.


Please RSVP for the event by going to: (this website)

While it is not required for attendees to leave their cameras operational during the training, the organizer must be able to communicate by audio and video at the beginning of the training to verify attendance and qualify for CE credit. The APA requires that attendees be present for the entire training and be capable of interacting with the speaker.

If there are any special needs requests that we can accommodate for this virtual training event, we ask that you contact us at the IMPA email ( at least 1 week prior to the training event to ensure sufficient time to make any necessary arrangements.


IMPA Member 

- No Cost

- If you need to pay your annual membership dues of   $35, there is an option to select a ticket that requests for the secretary   treasurer to follow up with you to arrange payment by check or PayPal

Non-IMPA Member

- $25

- When you select this ticket option, the secretary   treasurer will follow up with you to arrange payment by check or PayPal


- No Cost

- Please have a valid Student ID

Continuing Education

Frontier Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Frontier Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants will receive 3.0 hours of credit for attending.  Variable credit may not be given per APA guidelines.  Full attendance is required.

Note that this program is designed to meet Tennessee continuing education requirements in the area of Ethics and Tennessee Law for licensure renewal in psychology.

PO Box 9054

Gray, Tennessee 37615


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