Ethics in Specialization and the Future of Practice

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Length: 50 minutes

***Slides from some presenters may be missing from this session. They will be added when received***

This session will address the intersection of ethics and specialization and the future of practice in professional psychology. Given the rapid increase in new knowledge relevant to the practice of psychology and the corresponding obsolescence of acquired knowledge, practitioners face ethical challenges to ensure competence to provide services. The first speaker will provide an overview of the role, purpose and recognition of specialties in psychology as well as the current APA definition of a specialty. This will be followed by a presentation on the half-life of information and the practical implications for the competent practice of psychology. The third speaker will focus on the ethical challenges that result from the rapidly changing and increasing knowledge base associated with the practice of professional psychology. The session will conclude with a summary and observations by a discussant who is also a member of CRSPPP and allow time for audience questions.

Learning Objective 1
Describe the definition of what a specialty is in professional psychology.

Learning Objective 2
Discuss the implications of the increase in healthcare information on the practice of psychology.

Learning Objective 3
Apply the ethical principles of psychologists to the general need for specialization in the field and discuss the implication of those on their own career goals.

Presenters: Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD (Chair); Greg J. Neimeyer, PhD; Lindsay Childress-Beatty, JD, PhD

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