Preventing Problems of Professional Competence



Brad Johnson, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Barnett, Ph.D., “Preventing Problems of Professional Competence in the Face of Life-Threatening Illness” in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, August 2011
Dr. Johnson is is an associate professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy. Dr.Barnett is professor of psychology at Loyola University in Maryland. They have both authored books related to ethics for psychologists and counselors.
– Why mental health professionals should be concerned about becoming seriously ill
– A decision-making model for how to professionally deal with becoming seriously ill
– What to consider in talking to, or not talking to, clients about your illness
– The importance of having a professional support team in place well before becoming ill
– Why you need consistent supervision/consultation regarding your professional work if you become seriously ill
– How one psychologist professionally responded to the diagnosis of a brain tumor.