This course is specifically designed for Licensed Educational Psychologists in the state of California. It is also appropriate for psychologists who are licensed in other states and are planning to move to California or who are interested in learning about state law in California.
The laws portion of this course is based upon the State of California Statues and the Regulations relating to the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy, Educational Psychology and Clinical Social Work issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. It also includes a review of the Disciplinary Guidelines promulgated by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Behavioral Sciences. The questions on the quiz start on page 72 of the booklet that is provided.
The ethics portion of the course is based upon the American Psychological Association’s (APA) code of ethics. The code was revised in 2002 and establishes the ethical principles and guidelines that are expected for all Psychologists in the United States. If you are a currently a LEP, you most likely read the code of ethics as a graduate student. However, it is likely that you do not recall it in detail and that there are elements that will surprise you. Although this course is specifically designed for educational psychologists (EP) in the state of California, it may also be appropriate for other practitioners such as clinical social workers, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists who wish to learn another perspective on ethics and law. This course is designed for both clinicians and administrators who work in both private and public agencies. It is targeted for beginner, intermediate and advanced practitioners
The course may meet the 6 hour mandatory license renewal requirements for many licensed professions.
Ohio Professionals – This course is NOT accepted for license renewal by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapy board.
Learning Objectives: This course will provide a professional with a review of the law in California and ethics. Specifically, a professional will able to:
· Identify key requirements for the practice of Educational Psychology in the state of California
· Summarize broad ethical principles that reflect the profession’s core values
· Identify relevant considerations when professional obligations conflict or ethical uncertainties arise
About the Authors: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (for the first document, click on the get course documents link below)
About the Authors: The American Psychological Association (APA) (for the second document, click on get the APA Code of Ethics link below)
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