April 13, 2018 Ethics and the Law in Clinical Settings
April 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm$80.00 - $95.00
“Ethics and the Law in Clinical Settings”
8:00 am: Check-in/Continental Breakfast
8:30 am: Program Begins (15 min break mid-program)
12:45 p.m. Program Ends
(4 CEUs for Licensed Psychologists only) $80 CAPP members ; $95 non-members;
Speakers: Richard M. Ashbrook. Ph.D. Professor of Psychology/Clinical Psychologist, Capital University, Columbus, OH, OPA Ethics Committee; Debjani Sinha, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, OPA Ethics Committee
Workshop Description: This 4-hour workshop begins with an overview of psychologists’ roles in forensic and other specialized institutional settings (such as schools, hospitals, and public agencies), and continues with a discussion of the attendant competencies that attach to practitioner roles and responsibilities. The interplay of law and ethics richly complicates practice in many institutional settings, especially where a delicate balance is sought among individual rights, societal interests, social justice, professional standards, and ethical principles. Discussion of competing interests generalizes to other sometimes treacherous practice areas: duty to warn, prediction of dangerousness, involuntary hospitalization, child custody, privacy and confidentiality, privileged communication, cultural competence, organizational conflict, multiple relationships, treatment of minors, supervision, social media, and mandatory reporting obligations. Led by two members of the Ohio Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee, participants will learn from one another to navigate the most problematic areas through group discussion, clinical vignettes, and games.
- Identify & apply pertinent sections of the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct to vignettes related to the practice of psychology
- Identify & apply pertinent sections of Ohio Psychology Laws and Rules Governing Psychologists to vignettes related to the practice of psychology
- Identify & apply pertinent sections of Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists to vignettes related to the practice of psychology
- Identify and apply relevant APA resources (such as the APA-approved standards, professional practice guidelines, education and training guidelines, clinical practice guidelines, and professional practice guidelines) to the practice of psychology.
- Understand ethical and legal implications related to high risk practice situations (e.g., duty to warn, prediction of dangerousness, involuntary hospitalization, child custody, privacy and confidentiality, privileged communication, cultural competence, organizational conflict, multiple relationships, treatment of minors, supervision, social media, and mandatory reporting obligations).
- Understand the role and resources of the Ohio Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee.
Richard M. Ashbrook, Ph.D. – A faculty member at Capital University (Columbus, OH) since 1986, Dr. Ashbrook, a professor of psychology, previously served as department chair, dean of the College, and provost and vice president for Academic and Student Affairs.He earned his B.S. from the University of Maryland, and his M.A. and Ph.D. (clinical psychology), and M.F.A. (creative writing) from The Ohio State University. He completed his internship at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital and received post-doctoral training in pediatric and health psychology.Dr. Ashbrook, a licensed psychologist in Ohio and North Carolina, is affiliated with a medical and behavioral health consulting practice that specializes in publicly funded demonstration grants, outsourced services for public, governmental, and nonprofit agencies, and contract forensic, corrections, diagnostic, and disability services.
Dr. Debjani Sinha is a practicing psychologist with a background in neuropsychology. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati (UC) and post-doctoral training at UC’s Behavioral Neuropsychology Clinic. Currently Dr. Sinha divides her professional time between her private practice and as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Sinha offers psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment services. Dr. Sinha also specializes in psycho-educational evaluations for ADHD and LD for adolescents and adults. Dr. Sinha is past 2-term President of Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology and has served as Ethics Chair for CAPP for 10 years. She is currently a member of Ohio Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee.