Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM MDT
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TIm Riesen 
Utah State University 
Behavioral Ethics: Why We Sometimes Choose to Act Unethically and How to Prevent It.

1 Ethics CRC Credit Available for this Webinar

This ethics webinar is a collaboration between the Center for Persons with Disabilities and the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at Utah State University.

Webinar Description

We have all received our fair share of ethics trainings and workshops. It is commonly assumed in these trainings that if we know the right thing to do then we will do it. Yet, evidence clearly shows that knowing the right choice does not guarantee that we will choose it. The emerging field of behavioral ethics provides a wealth of insight about factors and conditions that lead to poor ethical decisions and how we can prevent it in our organizations and in our individual behavior. In other words, behavioral ethics is the science of helping good people be good. In this training I will identify describe some of the major pitfalls known to lead to choosing unethical behavior and proven techniques for acting ethically even in the face of pressures not to. 


Dr. Phillips joined the Rehabilitation Counseling faculty at Utah State University in Fall of 2019. Prior to working at Utah State University, he was an associate professor in the Rehabilitation Psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he worked for eight years. He received his PhD in Rehabilitation Counselor Education from Michigan State University in 2011 and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. His research focuses on two primary strands, namely (a) understanding and predicting workplace social effectiveness and its outcomes and (b) measuring the influence of individual strengths on adjustment, well-being, and employment outcomes of people with disabilities. Brian began his career in rehabilitation counseling at a non-profit rehabilitation counseling setting here in Utah, and he continues to engage in community service efforts working with local agencies in Cache Valley and the surrounding areas.   


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