Ethics in Forensic Psychology

Ethics in Forensic Psychology


4 Hours | 4 CE


Program Description

This course focuses on ethics in forensic psychology and is presented by Bob Stinson. The course 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 own practice when confronted with an ethical-legal dilemma. Followed by that, ten specific ethics 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 course concludes with concrete suggestions for how forensic psychologists can stay abreast of changes in the field of psychology, ethics, and the law.

The fee for this training program is $200 and participants should expect to commit approximately 4 hours to complete this training program. At the end of the training program, there is a quiz that must be passed with a 70% in order to advance in the course. Once the course is completed participants will complete a course evaluation and then will be able to print their certificate of completion.

Intended Audience

This course is relevant for psychologists–beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

– describe two ethics decision making models and an integrated model

– describe at least five (of the 10 covered) specific ethics 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

About Dr. Bob Stinson

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 Providers in Psychology. He worked for 15 years on a forensic unit at an inpatient psychiatric hospital serving the severely mentally ill, where he also served on the hospital’s Ethics Committee for a number of years, chairing it for his last two years. Now, Dr. Stinson is the Chief of Behavioral Health Services for the Ohio Department of Youth Services. He lectures across the country in the areas of mental health law and ethics. He is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology and The Ohio State University Department of Psychology, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. Dr. Stinson also maintains a private practice, providing consultations and evaluations, specializing in clinical and forensic psychology; in his law practice, he represents professionals as it relates to licensing boards and related matters.

Continuing Education Credit

This Distance Learning Course is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the course quiz and evaluation for this Home Study Distance Learning Course. No partial credit is available. For this course, you will need to pass the course quizzes with 70% correct and complete a course evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 4 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing and passing the post-test and evaluation.
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