The 2012 edition of the required course, Ethics and Law in Florida Psychology, is now available for Florida-licensed psychologists. The purpose of this course is to ensure that Florida-licensed psychologists are fully aware of the ethical and legal privileges and constraints under which they are licensed to practice in the State of Florida. It provides the opportunity for a comprehensive reading of the APA Code of Ethics and the three sets of statutes and rules governing the practice of psychology in Florida. Completing this course will fulfill the requirement that licensed psychologists in Florida complete each biennial renewal period three hours of continuing education on professional ethics and Florida Statutes and rules affecting the practice of psychology.
“One of the best CEs I have taken. Excellent.” – P.S. (Psychologist)
1. Distinguish between the concepts of law and ethics
2. Identify ethical courses of action when the law and ethics are in conflict
3. List circumstances under which multiple relationships may not be unethical
4. Identify exceptions to the requirement that psychologists maintain clients’ confidentiality
5. Describe ethical dilemmas for psychologists posed by the Patriot Act
6. Identify legal restrictions placed upon sexual intimacies between psychologists and clients
About the Author(s):
Leo Christie, PhD, is a Florida-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. Dr. Christie is president and CEO of Professional Development Resources, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to deliver continuing education credit courses to healthcare professionals throughout the United States. Dr. Christie has more than 20 years of experience in private practice with a specialty in child behavior disorders and as an instructor for over 500 live continuing education seminars for healthcare professionals.
Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and the Office of School Psychology and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635).