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Ethical and Legal Issues in the Practice of Clinical Psychology

  • 17 Apr 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Clinicians who are not members of SBCPA are welcome to join this training. The cost of the training includes the fee for applying for CE credits for licensed professionals (psychologists and licensed clinicians who are eligible to apply for credits through the Board of Behavioral Science, inclusive of LCSW, LMFT, LPCC & LEC clinicians).
  • This training is a free membership benefit for SBCPA members.
  • This training is free for any unlicensed students or members who are NOT seeking CE credits.
  • This training is shared at the rate of $15 as a benefit of VCPA membership. The $15 fee passes directly to CPA for the administration of CE credits.

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    • SBCPA Salon

      Wednesday, April 17, 2024

      12:00PM – 1:30PM

      Ethical and Legal Issues in the Practice of Clinical Psychology


      Penny Clemmons, PhD, JD, MA holds a doctorate in psychology, a law degree, and a master’s degree in Art Business. With a background expertise in forensic populations, she pursed a law degree in 1994 and transitioned from her career as a psychologist to a family law attorney. After nearly 20 years in the legal trenches, Penny attended the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University and now “limits” her law practice to consultation, mediation, private judging. In addition to having a passion for art, she uses it in her art law mediation work. 

      Course Outline


      12:00- 12:10pm–          Introduction of speaker and opening remarks

      12:10-1:15pm-             Didactic Presentation

      1:15-1:30pm                 Q&A/evaluations


      This course focuses on the intersection of psychology, ethics, and the law. Clinicians’ understanding and application of ethical principles in their clinical practice is an ever expanding challenge and cause of significant concerns.
    • After attending this event, attendees will be able to:

    1. List 3 legal issues that arise in daily clinical practice.

    2. Describe 2 best practices in dealing with psycho-legal issues.

    3. Discuss 3 challenges patients and clients face in dealing with the legal system. 

    Continuing Education:

    • CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA). The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

      Important Notice:

      Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive (1.5) continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.


      Please Note: This salon will be held via Zoom.

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