4 Hours | 4 CEs

This self-paced training program on Ethics in Forensic Psychology is presented by Bob Stinson, PsyD, ABPP

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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe two ethical decision making models and an integrated model

  • Describe at least five (of the ten covered) specific ethical 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

Presented By

Bob Stinson, PsyD, ABPP

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.
  • Intended Audience

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

  • Experience Level

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

  • CE / CPD Credit

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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

  • 3

    Decision Making Models

    • Lesson 2 Video

  • 4

    Decision Making Models- Part 2

    • Lesson 3 Video

  • 5

    Standards & Guidelines

    • Lesson 4 Video

  • 6

    Standards & Guidelines-Part 2

    • Lesson 5 Video

  • 7

    Access to Records and Responding to Subpoenas

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Course Quiz

  • 8

    Course Evaluation

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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