Fri Oct 09 2020 - Fri Oct 09 2020

(09 Oct 2020 12:00 PM - 09 Oct 2020 3:00 PM )

Hot Topics in Ethics and Regulations - Zoom

SCT Workshop with Carol Webb
Contact: Kathy Lum

Venue CE-Credits Track(s) Level(s)
Virtual 3.0 Clinical Open to All Levels

Event Details

Led by Carol Webb, Ph.D.

The workshop will be held on Zoom and will meet for 3 hours starting at 9:00am PDT, 12:00pm EDT, 16:00 UTC, 17:00 UK, 18:00 CET

This workshop discusses hot topics in the area of ethics and regulations for psychologists. Central to the discussion will be the changes in practice necessitated by the current COVID pandemic and how psychologists have managed these changes in an ethical manner consistent within the regulatory framework. Theoretical, empirical and practical concerns of different aspects of these professional changes will be presented and discussed with participants, as well as case examples from the participants.

It is helpful if participants send these examples/challenges to the presenter prior to the workshop.

3.0 Ethics CE hours

Fee: $60

Registration: Email Kathy Lum to register and pay

Zoom link will be sent separately 1 week before the workshop

SCTRI is presenting this virtual workshop through its ?Training and Resource Center

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the current requirements for telehealth in Georgia and nationwide
  • Discuss the rationale for each of the areas of telehealth
  • Describe the rationale and qualifications for the E-Passport related to PsyPact

Presentation Content

The practice of psychology has taken a steep pivot toward the use of telehealth technology since March of 2020 due to the concerns of the pandemic. Many psychologists who have never used these formats for professional services suddenly had to shift gears and learn not only how to use them, but also the ramifications (both positive and negative) for doing so. In this workshop, psychologists will discuss the ethical and regulatory issues accompanying these changes, and present relevant case material that describes their use. PsyPact, the E-Passport, and all of its requirements will also be reviewed.

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

American Psychiatric Association & American Telemedicine Association. (2018). Best practices in videoconferencing-based telemental health.

Campbell, L., Millan, F., & Martin, J. (2018). A telepsychology casebook. Washington, D.C.: APA.

Chenneville, T., & Schwartz-Mette, R. (2020). Ethical considerations in the time of COVID-19. American Psychologist, 75(5), 644-654.

Schwartz-Mette, R., Brown, K., Childress-Beatty, L., & Skillings, J. (2020). COVID-19: What the ethics code says about reopening your practice now: How to balance practical and ethical considerations in resuming in-person services.

Webb, C., & Orwig, J. (2015). Expanding our reach: Telehealth and licensure implications for psychologists. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 22(4), 243-250. doi: 10.1007/s10880-015-9440-9


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.

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