An Ethical Perspective on Trusting and Trustworthiness in Treatment

  • 24 Apr 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Menninger Clinic - 12301 Main Street, Houston, TX 77035
  • 66



An Ethical Perspective on Trusting and Trustworthiness in Treatment

Jon G. Allen, PhD

We clinicians all know that trust is crucial to effective treatment, but few of us think about trust in any depth. In the past three decades, philosophers—many of them women—have written extensively about trusting relationships. This workshop integrates the philosophical ethical perspective with the scientific and clinical psychotherapy literature. The presentation highlights the fundamental basis for trusting: trustworthiness, which we tend to neglect altogether. Effective treatment requires mutual trusting and trustworthiness in clinicians and patients; trusting and trustworthiness are not only crucial to the process but also comprise important treatment outcomes. They are worthy of our serious consideration.

At the conclusion of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Appreciate the complexities of trust from the presenter's integration of the ethical and clinical literature.
  • Identify the fundamentals of trustworthiness as clarified in the ethical and clinical literature.
  • Recognize particular challenges to trusting and trustworthiness in the treatment of patients with history of attachment trauma. 

$75.00 Professional Rate

$35.00 Student Rate

Forms of payment accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Payments must be made within 15 minutes of registration to avoid cancelation. There will be no onsite registration.

Registration will be finalized with receipt of payment.

Registration is limited to 80 attendees; so please sign up today!

 Continuing Education Credits

3.0 contact/credit/clock hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines:


The Menninger Clinic is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Menninger Clinic designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Menninger Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Menninger Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers

The Menninger Clinic, Provider #4586, is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker examiners to offer continuing education for Social Workers. This activity is offered for 3.0 continuing education contact hours for social workers. We adhere to the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners Continuing Education Guidelines.

Licensed Professional Counselors

The Menninger Clinic has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5139. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Menninger Clinic is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Addictions Professionals

Menninger is approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1741-06, three (3.0) hours general. Expires 7/2020. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 401 Ranch Road 620 S., Suite 310, Austin, Texas 78734, fax number 888-506-8123.

For questions regarding continuing education, please contact: 

Michelle Taylor-Jennings

Coordinator, Education and Training

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