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Wrestling with Ethical Dilemmas
A Live-Online Program
For clinicians, consultants, and coaches, the subject of ethics is too often addressed in an oversimplified, legalistic, cover-your-bases way that primarily involves an orientation to the relevant professional written codes and the consequences of violating them. However, the dilemma of ethics is the endless potential individual interpretation and application to each situation, often necessarily undertaken without the benefit of consultation or collaboration.


This live online workshop takes a step beyond the basics to explore the relationship between these codes, the underlying individual and cultural values that shape individuals, and the real-life contradictions and complexities that produce ethical dilemmas. Participants will be encouraged to present their cases and share the issues they face in their own practices.


Participants will:

  • Explore issues with ethical implications in their
    own practice areas and caseloads.
  • Develop awareness of the relationship between
    their personal needs, individual practice values, and
    professional responsibilities.
  • Clarify their personal approach to ethical dilemmas.
  • Understand the consequences of their choices.
  • Develop a plan that includes supervision, feedback,
    and a network of support to gain perspective when
    approaching ethical dilemmas.


This workshop is appropriate for organizational consultants, executive coaches, clinicians, and other advisors seeking clarity concerning ethical issues.


Continuing Education  

Coaches: This program has been certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) certified for 7.5 core competency hours. Please contact the GISC office or visit the Continuing Education page for full details.


“In this important class for the Advanced Practice OD Certificate program, I was challenged to apply the core principles of Gestalt leadership to difficult problems I experience in the workplace as an internal practitioner. Carol and Spencer revealed a framework for working through dilemmas, led provocative discussions and shared useful resources. I walked away with greater confidence to handle dilemmas and a comfort in the reminder that we can’t do this work alone.”

Michael Shipman
VP Talent and Organizational Development
Rockland Trust Company

Dates and Fees:

- A Live-Online Program -

Not offered in 2018

Fee $375

GISC Members: $325

CE Hours 14 - ICF, NASW-MA
Faculty Carol Brockmon
Format Live-Online


“Wrestling with Ethical Dilemmas sounded as interesting to me as a course in Tax Evasion Techniques of the 12th Century. For some, a happy playground for their minds; for me, not so much. I attended because it was a requirement for my OD Certificate. Was I ever wrong! Carol Brockman led the class with psychic insight and wisdom that catalyzed our ability to add to our own. We not only wrestled with dilemmas, we learned how to recognize an ethical dilemma – as different from problems to be solved. We learned methods for resolving, and models that inform the process. We also were taught how to use our advisory community – and its essential role in seeing what we’re looking at.

“Carol and her colleague, Spencer Melnick, gave us far more than any of us expected, then added their patience as we experimented along the way. If 12th Century instruction were as informed and helpful as I experienced in this class, the Renaissance wouldn’t have waited a hundred more years to crank up.”

Perry Carrison
Executive Coach, Founder
Carrison Incorporated

“This was not the typical dry, boring ethics class. Carol supported us to understand, work through, and come to terms with the tough dilemmas involved in ethical issues. My perspective is greatly expanded in areas that I didn't even know needed expanding.”

Laurie Zuckerman
Zuckerman Consulting Group, Inc

Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900