Atlanta, Fri Apr 05 2019 - Fri Apr 05 2019

(05 Apr 2019 1:00 PM - 05 Apr 2019 4:00 PM )

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Ethical and Regulatory Issues

SCT Workshop with Carol Webb
Contact: Kathy Lum

Venue CE-Credits Track(s) Level(s)
18 Lenox Pointe, NE Suite A
3.0 Clinical Open to All Levels

Event Details

Led by Carol Webb, Ph.D.

This 3-hour workshop describes the current ethical and regulatory issues pertaining to psychologist’s requirement to maintain their competence in practice-relevant areas. Theoretical, empirical, and practical concerns of different aspects of continuing professional development will be presented and discussed with participants. Finally, a look at possible future requirements will be presented and discussed.

3.0 Ethics CE hours

Registration: $75

Pre-registration by March 15 is required due to limited space

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the current requirements for continuing education in Georgia and nationwide
  • Discuss the rationale for each of the areas of CPD
  • Compare the effectiveness of possible future models for CPD

Presentation Content

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an expectation for all practicing psychologists. The APA ethics code requires that practicing psychologists practice within the bounds of their competence and that they must maintain that competence. In this workshop, participants will learn about the research that has been done on continuing education and its impact on practice changes and client outcomes, the national trends for continuing professional development in psychology and other professions, and how to assess their ethical responsibilities for determining their own program for maintenance of competence. Further, a model for the future of maintenance of competence will be presented and discussed.

The Systems-Centered® Training and Research Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCTRI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Supporting References

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (2014). Maintenance of competence for licensure (MOCL) white paper. Retrieved June 30, 2018 from

Horn, J., DeMers, S., Lightfoot, S., & Webb, C. (in press). Using continuing professional development to improve maintenance of professional competence: A call for change in licensure renewal requirements. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Neimeyer, G.J., Taylor, J.M., & Rozensky, R.H. (2012). The diminishing durability of knowledge in professional psychology: A Delphi Poll of specialties and proficiencies. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(4), 364-371. doi: 10.1037/a0028698

Webb, C., & Horn J.B. (2013). Continuing professional development: A regulatory perspective. In G.J. Neimeyer & J. Taylor (Eds.), Continuing professional development and lifelong learning: Issues, impacts and outcomes (pp. 135-155). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Wise, E.H., Sturm, C.A., Nutt, R.L., Rodolfa, E., Schaffer, J.B., & Webb, C. (2010). Life- long learning for psychologists: Current status and a vision for the future. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(4), 288-297.


Carol Webb Ph.D.
Carol Webb, Ph.D., was on the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine (1981-2014) and was the Director of the APA-accredited doctoral internship in psychology at Emory/Grady (1984-2014). Dr. Webb served on the Georgia State Board of Examiners of Psychologists from 2002-2012 and was President of the Board from 2003-2006. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) from 2007-2013 and was President in 2012. She joined the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) as its Chief Operating Officer in January of 2014 and retired from that position at the end of 2018.