AAFP: Ethics in Forensic Psychology

Presented By Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, ABPP
Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, ABPP

4 hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Ethics in Forensic Psychology is presented by Bob Stinson, PsyD, ABPP, in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).

The program begins with an overview of the distinctions between laws, rules, and ethics codes. With that in mind, decision-making models are presented that can be used in one’s practice when confronted with an ethical-legal dilemma. Following that, ten specific ethical standards and guidelines are addressed with a discussion of how each applies to forensic psychology and forensic psychologists. There is then a discussion around access to records and responding to subpoenas. Finally, the program concludes with concrete suggestions for how forensic psychologists can stay abreast of changes in the field of psychology, ethics, and the law.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe two ethical decision making models and an integrated model

Describe at least five (of the ten covered) specific ethical standards or guidelines and describe how each applies to forensic psychology

Describe who generally does and does not have a right to access forensic records

Describe a plan for responding to subpoenas

Describe at least three ways to stay up-to-date


Presented By

Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, ABPP

Bob Stinson, Psy.D., J.D., LICDC-CS, ABPP, is a board-certified forensic psychologist, an attorney at law, and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor – clinical supervisor. Dr. Stinson is listed in the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He is a Fellow (and Past-Presiden...


1. Introduction

2. Decision-Making Models - Part 1

3. Decision-Making Models - Part 2

4. Standards and Guidelines - Part 1

5. Standards and Guidelines - Part 2

6. Access to Records and Responding to Subpoenas

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Program Partner

American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board-certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research, and practice. The Academy does this by providing high-quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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