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    • 26 Sep 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virtual Event (Zoom Link to Follow)

    Virtual Conference 

    Tuesday, September 26, 2023

    7:00PM - 8:30PM 

    “Ethical considerations for neuropsychological assessment”


    Celia Fisher, Ph.D.

    Marie Ward Doty University Chair in Ethics

    Professor of Psychology

    Director, Center for Ethics Education

    Director, HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute

    Director, Human Development and Social Justice Lab

    Fordham University

    Abstract: Neuropsychological assessment serves the public good by providing information to guide decisions affecting the well-being of individuals. This presentation will discuss ethical challenges and best practices for implementing the ethical competencies required to provide assessments that merit the public trust. Topics will include selection of instruments and strategies for selecting appropriate assessments when the field has not provided sufficient evidence to ensure population validity or when circumstances preclude gathering all essential information; conditions necessary to obtain appropriate consent for assessments and to protect confidentiality when assessments are conducted via electronic media; and addressing challenges that arise in forensic relevant contexts.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Apply ethical principles and standards to selection and administration of assessments

    2. Explain the role of cultural factors in interpretation of test results

    3. Use appropriate confidentiality procedures for assessments with electronic media

    4. Identify ethical challenges related to the presence of third-parties during assessments

    5. Discuss how to navigate relationships with attorneys requesting client assessments


    • References:

    1.    American Psychological Association (APA). (2013c). Joint Task Force for the Development of Telepsychology Guidelines for Psychologists. American Psychologist,791-800.
    2.    Bush, S. S., Connell, M. A., & Denney, R. L. (2020). Ethical practice in forensic psychology: A systematic model for decision-making (2nd Edition). Washington DC: APA Books
    3.    Fisher, C. B. (2023). Decoding the ethics code: A practical guide for psychologists (5th Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
    4.    Fisher, C. B. (2014). Multicultural Ethics in Professional Psychology Practice, Consulting, and Training. In Frederick T.L. Leong (Ed.), APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology. Vol. 2. (pp. 35-57). Washington, D.C.: APA Books.
    5.    Fisher, C. B. (2013). Human rights and psychologists’ involvement in assessments related to death penalty cases. Ethics & Behavior, 23(1), 58-61.


    Members: $30, which includes attendance & 1.5 CE credits*

    Student Members: FREE

    Non-members: $60, which includes attendance & 1.5 CE credits*

    **NOTE: To receive CE credits, participants must log in with their full name and attend the majority of the lecture.

    * New York Neuropsychology Group is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0107 

    * New York Neuropsychology Group is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NYNG maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

    Refund Policy: Full refund will be provided if cancellation occurs up to 24 hours prior to the event. Cancellation requests made within 24 hours are non-refundable.  

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