10 hours | 10 CEs
This On Demand professional training program on Ethics in Forensic Psychological Practice is presented by Randy Otto, PhD, ABPP.
Using a case study approach, this training program reviews ethical challenges/issues commonly encountered by forensic psychologists. After introducing an ethical decision-making framework and identifying the various sources of authority that can impose obligations on psychologists when providing forensic services the following challenges are discussed: distinguishing between informed consent, assent, and notification (and when each must be provided and obtained); documenting and communicating findings; issues of multiple roles and relationships, and conflicts of interest; privacy, confidentiality, and privilege in the forensic evaluation and treatment contexts; recording of, or third-party presence during, forensic evaluations; release of reports and test data; examination billing and reimbursement practices; editing/altering reports; offering opinions about persons not examined; obligations to take into account issues of diversity in forensic evaluation contexts; use of social media data; and addressing the substandard practice by peers.
This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals
This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe a 7-step problem-solving process to respond to ethical/legal dilemmas
Describe and locate key sources of authority for forensic psychology practice
Describe conditions under which multiple roles/relationships are permitted, prohibited, and discouraged
Describe the circumstances in which consent must or need not be obtained from forensic examinees
Describe and employ strategies when asked to record, or allow a third party to observe a forensic evaluation
Describe the circumstances/conditions under which psychologists are permitted to offer opinions about persons not examined
Distinguish between privacy, confidentiality, and privilege as applied to forensic evaluation and treatment contexts, and describe how each impacts what information is included in one’s records and testimony
Describe the substandard work of colleagues in such a way that meets one’s ethical obligations
Describe the obligations one has when examining persons who differ in significant ways from groups on which traditional tests were developed
Randy Otto, PhD, ABPP
Randy Otto has been a faculty member in the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy at the University of South Florida in Tampa since 1989. As part of his responsibilities at USF, Dr. Otto trains mental health professionals, attorneys, and judges on various matters regarding the intersecti...
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