Where engaged learning is a lifetime pursuit...

The Ethics of Dr. Victor Frankenstein





Course Information

Title: The Ethics of Dr. Victor Frankenstein


Course start date: Thursday, January 26, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Check-in will start at 8:30 A.M



Registration & Payment




The registration period has closed for this event.

Registration cost: $79.00


Last day to register: 1/26/2023 7:00 AM




Course Description

This workshop will identify and explore ethical dilemmas as represented in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The themes, values, ethical dilemmas, and lessons learned by the actions of Dr. Victor Frankenstein will be discussed. The discussions and film clips/case examples will assist in illustrating the ethical dilemmas in Frankenstein with those in the fields of social work and counseling related to ethics, practice, and standards.




1. Identify and discuss the different ethical dilemmas that Dr. Victor Frankenstein (in the novel, Frankenstein) faced and how those issues are similar dilemmas in Counseling and Social work.

2. Understand, identify, and integrate the ethical issues that are presented in the novel Frankenstein and discuss how these issues relate to 11 ethical standards and guidelines of Counseling and Social work.

3. Identify ethical codes, categories, and standards of practice of the American Counseling Association and the National Association of Social Work and discuss what Counselors and Social Workers can learn from the ethical struggles of Dr. Frankenstein.




Linda M. Davis, PhD, LPC, LSW earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychology. While earning these degrees, she worked as both a child therapist and counselor. In 1985, she began working for Summit County Children Services and worked there for 30 years. During that time, she worked as an Intake worker, a Night Intake supervisor, a Crisis Intake Hotline Supervisor, an Educational Resources Supervisor, a Visitation Supervisor, and a Quality Improvement Manager.

While working at Children's Services, she earned her Ph. D in Counseling and Supervision from the University of Akron in 2008 and also completed a two-year Ohio Child Welfare Trainer Certificate Program in 1996. Since 1996, she has worked as an independent trainer and consultant. Dr. Davis teaches seminars at Cleveland State University and has taught classes at The University of Akron (Psychology of Learning, Child Development, Teaching and Learning Strategies, and Research). Dr. Davis currently teaches virtual and in-person seminars and workshops for colleges, social service agencies, and for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program.

In 2018, Dr. Davis was awarded the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program's Linda Pope Trainer of the Year Award. In 2019, Dr. Davis was awarded the Continuing Education Presenter of the Year Award by Cleveland State University CASAL Department.

Dr. Davis' areas of expertise currently include mental health counseling, visitation, trauma, attachment theory, child development, research, supervision, ethics, foster care, and assessment.


CEU: Units - 3 in ethics.


Please note that attendees must be present for the entirety of the course to obtain credit.

  • Check-in will start at 8:30 A.M.


Professional Approvals

CASAL is a Sponsored Provider for continuing education through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. The approval number for this course is MCST01238776.

CASAL is also approved as a provider of continuing education for psychologists by the Ohio Psychological Association Office of Mandatory Continuing Education (OPA-MCE). Our Approved Provider # is 340966056.

CSU Alumni

Contact your College or School for information regarding available Alumni discount programs. Email cecasal@csuohio.edu


Disability Services

Cleveland State University serves hundreds of students with a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, chronic health issues, attention deficit disorders, psychological conditions, visual impairments, mobility impairments, and hearing impairments. Anyone requesting accommodations due to a disability should make her or his request through the Office of Disability Services. Cleveland State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Refund Policy

Cleveland State University Division of Continuing and Extended Education Cancellation Refund Policy.


Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least two business days before the start of the first class. There are no refunds for a cancellation with less than 48 hours' notice. After class starts, there are no changes or cancellations. Credit card refunds take 7-10 business days to show up on your credit card statement. Cash refunds by check take 10 to 14 business days to process.

Contact Us

Questions regarding the course email cecasal@csuohio.edu or call (216) 523-7234.



This course is a live webinar.

The webinar information will be included in the confirmation email.


If you are having trouble finding the location the day of the event please call the event organizer at 216.387.2142


Thank you very much for your registration to the course.

Share Favorite Courses!