Ethics and Professionalism | Online CAE

Ethics and Professionalism

Join Will Morris on an engaging assessment of Professionalism and Ethics within the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. This presentation focuses on the state of the acupuncture profession within, in part, the framework of Kohlberg's theories of stage development.

Speaker Bio

William Morris, PhD, DAOM, LAc

Will Morris is a transformative leader in education and the profession. He served as architect of a single national professional association, now the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). As president of AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, he led the institution to regional accreditation with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and acquisition of its own property.  He earned accreditation approval for two doctoral programs in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) and organized two Institutional Review Boards while serving as consultant to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles IRB.  As an author, he writes a bimonthly column in Acupuncture Today, regular articles in American Acupuncturist, and is the author of Path of the Pulse: Chinese Medicine and Transformation and Li Shi-zhen Pulse Studies: An Illustrated Guide.  Will’s background includes an OMD from SAMRA, DAOM from Emperor’s College, PhD in Transformative Studies from CIIS and an MSEd in Medical Education from USC. He has focused on study in three different family lineages of Chinese medicine (Ding, Gu, and Yang). He considers the most important studies in his career to be his eight-year mentorship under Drs. Shen and Hammer in the Menghe through the Ding family lineage of internal medicine. Morris also spent five years studying under Neiqiang Gu in the Gu family external medicine lineage. With thirty years of focus on pulse diagnosis, his current work involves a synthesis of standard, family, and classical systems of pulse diagnosis. In addition to leading the institution, Morris periodically leads special seminars in pulse diagnosis, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, personal transformation, and leadership.  Find out more about his pulse seminars here.

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