2020 WADCR Fall Conference

October 14 - 16, 2020


The WADCR Fall Conference will be virtual via Zoom this year, featuring an Ethics training presented by Traci Crowder and 6 CEU's.


Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Zoom happy hour; a chance to meet and greet colleagues and test out Zoom format for technical difficulties
Thursday, October 15th, 2020
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Intro / Virtual Navigation
8:45 - 10:00 a.m. WA Laws That Apply to DCRs
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Ethical Dilemmas in DCR Work
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Case Studies
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch break on your own
1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Reconvene; answer questions
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. WADCR Board Elections
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
Friday, October 16th, 2020
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Ethical Codes
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Ethical Dilemmas in DCR Work
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Ethical Decision-Making Models
11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Case Studies
11:50 - 12:00 p.m. Wrap up

Traci Crowder

Traci has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and her interest in strengthening ethical practice through education and consultation was developed in clinical, administrative, and consultant roles in behavioral health, primary care, and hospital settings. In these roles, she delivered and provided oversight for crisis, outpatient, residential, and inpatient services and managed various components of healthcare operations including risk management, compliance, quality management, program development, education and training, and information technology. Additionally, Traci has led and participated in medical ethics committees in various settings, created educational programs, and served as a consultant relating to ethics and risk issues. She attended the University of Louisiana where she received Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Science degrees. Drawing on her experience in various clinical settings and in healthcare risk management, for this course, she will present information on Washington state laws, ethics codes, models for addressing ethical dilemmas, and ethics case studies focusing on crisis services and involuntary commitment in an effort to illustrate how to integrate ethical standards with clinical practice.