Ethical Decision-Making & the APA Ethics CodeCE Hours: 2
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Course Fee: $19.95
Access: Course is available for 30 days after registration
Series Description: Psy.D. Colloquia
The Psy.D. Colloquium series from the School of Psychology and Counseling's Doctorate Psychology colloquia events provides a selection of courses from outstanding professionals and scientists in psychology and related fields. Speakers in these courses have addressed a wide range of topics, from marital work with difficult couples to evolving roles for psychology in health care.
In his presentation “Ethical Decision-Making & the APA Ethics Code,” Dr. Stephen Behnke discusses the process of ethical decision-making and how it relates to the APA Ethics Code. He explains the interrelatedness of ethics, law, and clinical practice, especially highlighting the principles of confidentiality, testimonial privilege, informed consent, and multiple relationships. The 1996 U.S. Supreme Court case Jaffey versus Redman is examined in view of its implications for mental health professionals. Presented in streamed SWMV video.
Psychologists, Psy.D. Students, Community Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers
This course will discuss and review the process of ethical decision-making and how it relates to the APA Ethics Code. In this presentation Dr. Stephen Behnke explains the interrelatedness of ethics, law, and clinical practice, especially highlighting the principles of confidentiality, testimonial privilege, informed consent, and multiple relationships. The 1996 U.S. Supreme Court case Jaffey versus Redman is examined in view of its implications for mental health professionals.
This course is designed to help you:
- Analyze what ethics is and the impact of ethics on the field of psychology.
- Explain the relationship between ethics and law by examining specific court cases.
- Describe the laws pertaining to psychologists and counselors in the justice system.
- Apply guidelines for best practice of ethics in psychology.
Dr. Stephen H. Behnke received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan. In 1996, Dr. Behnke was made chief psychologist of the Day Hospital Unit at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, a position he held until 1998, when he was named a faculty fellow in Harvard University’s program in Ethics and the Professions. After completing this fellowship Dr. Behnke directed a program in research integrity in the Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School. In November of 2000 Dr. Behnke assumed the position of Director of Ethics at the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Behnke’s research interests focus on issues at the convergence of law, ethics, and psychology. He has written on multiple personality disorder and the insanity defense, on issues involving competence and informed consent to treatment and research, and on forced treatment of the severely mentally ill.
Professional and Continuing Education CE Hours:
Psychology: Regent University's School of Psychology and Counseling Professional and Continuing Education Program is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The School of Psychology and Counseling's Professional and Continuing Education Program maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling's Professional and Continuing Education opportunities are also eligible as psychologists training by the Virginia Board of Psychology (LCP - 18 VAC125-20-122).
Counseling: Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling, is an NBCC-Approved Professional and Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
In Virginia, the SPC continuing education courses may also fulfill the continuing education requirements for counselors (LPC - 18 VAC 115-20-106), substance abuse treatment providers (LSATP - 18 VAC 115-60-116), and marriage and family therapists (LMFT - 18 VAC 115-50-96).
Note:This workshop was originally presented as a live training event through Regent University's School of Psychology and Counseling Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology Colloquia Series.
Note: This course will be available to you for 30 days from your registration date. Please complete the course and the quiz within 30 days.
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