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Ethics – Access to and Charging for Records Webinar

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Credits: 1 CE Ethics (after successful completion of webinar quiz)

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Presenters: Richard Ashbrook, PhD, Terry Imar, MA, Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, ABPP and Elizabeth Swenson, PhD, JD

Level: Intermediate

Credits: 1 CE Ethics (after successful completion of webinar quiz)

Cost: OPA Member: $25 | Nonmember:$40 | Student: $10


Presented by members of the OPA Ethics Committee, this webinar will allow participants identify and apply pertinent sections of governing documents (e.g., the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, Ohio Psychology Laws and Rules Governing Psychologists, related Ohio statutes, etc.) to a vignette(s) designed to elucidate the ethical and legal practice of psychology. In this one hour webinar, particular attention is devoted to the issue of patients accessing and psychologists charging for records.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and apply pertinent sections of the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and code of Conduct to vignettes related to the practice of psychology.
  • Identify and apply pertinent sections of Ohio Psychology Laws and Rules Governing Psychologists to vignettes related to the practice of psychology.
  • Understand ethical and legal implications related to duty to protect, involuntary hospitalization, child custody evaluations in divorce proceedings, treatment of minors, request for release of information, duty to report child abuse and neglect, multiple relationships and supervision.

About the Presenters:

Richard M. Ashbrook, PhD
earned his BS from the University of Maryland, his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology and MFA (English/Creative Writing) from The Ohio State University. He completed his internship at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine & Dentistry, Strong Memorial Hospital, and did additional post‐doctoral training in Pediatric and Health Psychology. Since 1986, Dr. Ashbrook has been on the faculty of Capital University (Columbus, OH) where he is a Professor of Psychology and currently serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Ashbrook is a registrant of the National Health Service Providers of Psychology, a member of the American Psychological Association, APA’s Division of Clinical Psychology, the Ohio Psychological Association, and the Central Ohio Psychological Association. Dr. Ashbrook is the principal partner of Behavioral Science Specialists, LLC, a medical and behavioral health consulting firm that specializes in community demonstration projects and provides forensic and assessment services to nonprofit and governmental agencies. Dr. Ashbrook is licensed to practice psychology in Ohio and North Carolina.

Terry Imar, MA received his graduate degree from Kent State University in 1971 and has been in practice in Ohio since 1975. Prior to entering full‐time private practice in 1981, he was Clinical Director of North Central Mental Health Center in Columbus. Mr. Imar is in general practice in Delaware, working with adults, adolescents, and children. He has special interests in ADHD and substance abuse disorders. Mr. Imar is a member of the medical staff of Grady Memorial Hospital, where he is Chief of the Psychology service. He is a member, and former chair, of the Ohio Psychological Association’s Mandatory Continuing Education Committee and Education Committee. He also is a former member of the Communication and Technology Committee. He is a member of the Ethics Committee, which he previously chaired. In addition to his membership in OPA, Mr. Imar is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for the Advancement of Psychology, and the Central Ohio Psychological Association. Mr. Imar is a Charter Patron of the Academy for Education and Research in Professional Psychology, the organization that created the school of professional psychology at Wright State University.

Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, ABPP
, obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University, his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology, and his Law Degree from Capital University Law School. He is a licensed psychologist and a practicing attorney in the state of Ohio. Dr. Stinson is listed in the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) and a Diplomate in forensic psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He has full clinical and special forensic hospital privileges at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare in Columbus, Ohio, where he also serves on the hospital’s Ethics Committee. Dr. Stinson provides training and supervision to students, interns, and postdoctoral residents. He lectures for Cross Country Education in the area of mental health law and ethics. He is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at The Ohio State University and Wright State University – School of Professional Psychology. He holds membership in APA (and several of its divisions), OPA (where he is Chair of the Ethics Committee), and he is a Past‐President of the Central Ohio Psychological Association (COPA). In addition to working at Twin Valley, Dr. Stinson maintains a private practice, providing consultations and evaluations, specializing in clinical and forensic psychology.

Elizabeth V. Swenson, PhD, JD
, is Professor of Psychology at John Carroll University. She earned her BS from Tufts University, MA and PhD from Case Western Reserve University in educational psychology, and J.D. from Cleveland State University. Her primary occupation is teaching professional ethics, the effects of hospitalization on children’s development, planning for careers and graduate school, and legal issues in psychology to undergraduate students. Dr. Swenson is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Midwestsern Psychological Association, and  the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She has been involved in strategic planning for John Carroll University as well as for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and as a consultant‐evaluator and Accreditation Review Council for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Her professional service includes being a member of the Ethics Committees of both the American Psychological Association and the Ohio Psychological Association. She has also been a member of the APA Continuing Professional Education Committee, the Ethics Code Revision Task Force, and the Council of Representatives from Division Two. She is a member of APA (Divisions 1, 2, 35, and 41), OPA, the Association for Psychological Science and the Midwestern Psychological Association. She practices law in Cleveland, Ohio, in the area of child protection and advocacy.


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