4 Hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Ethics in Forensic Practice and is presented by Michelle R. Guyton, Ph.D., ABPP, in partnership with The American Academy of Forensic Psychology. 

This program uses a case-based approach with active discussion to consider several ethical issues pertaining to forensic practice. Cases focus on competence in general and with culturally and linguistically diverse individuals and manage complex professional relationships. Ethical principles from psychology and psychiatry are explored and applied to different cases.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe and distinguish main ethical mandates in civil and criminal forensic cases

  • Describe and utilize an ethical decision-making model to manage a range of ethical dilemmas in forensic matters

  • Describe key ethical principles and obligations as applied to a number of diversity issues

Presented By

Michelle R. Guyton, PhD, ABPP

Michelle R. Guyton, PhD, ABPP is a forensic psychologist based in Portland, Oregon who co-owns the Northwest Forensic Institute (NWFI), a group forensic private practice. NWFI provides criminal and civil forensic evaluations within the greater Pacific Northwest. Dr. Guyton also runs the postdoctoral and practicum training programs within her agency and provides trainings nationally on a variety of forensic topics.
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.


  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • APA Ethics Code

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Ethical Decision Making

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4


    • Lesson 3 Video

    • APA guidelines on race and ethnicity

    • APA multicultural guidelines

    • APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Diligence & Relationships

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Fee Arrangements

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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  • Convenience & Flexibility

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American Academy of Forensic Psychology

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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