The purpose of this course is to prepare new Associates for the law and ethics exam. Most programs do a great job of teaching ethical codes. However, many programs have psychologists who are less familiar with BBS law. This presentation will cover those issues beyond the standard law and ethics class. We provide information on types of legal violations the BBS has reviewed and adjudicated in the last eight years; this will help you to avoid these types of mistakes and understand the consequences when they occur. This course teaches supervisees to be an advocate for themselves in supervision, especially with the changes in supervision that will take effect in 2021 and 2022. Often, supervisees trust their supervisors implicitly. Supervisees need to know what is expected of their supervisors.
In this course, you will learn some of the legal issues that can appear on the state law and ethics exam. In addition, you will learn about some of the ways in which Associates and Licensees have been disciplined by the BBS. Real life examples of making legal and ethical mistakes are included.
Dr. Leah Brew, Ph.D.