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
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.
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
1. American Psychological Association (APA). (2013c). Joint Task Force for the Development of Telepsychology Guidelines for Psychologists. American Psychologist,791-800. https://www.doi.org/10.1037/a0035001
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/10508422.2013.749761
Members: $30, which includes attendance & 1.5 CE credits*
Student Members: FREE
Non-members: $60, which includes attendance & 1.5 CE credits*
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