“Can I Do That?” Legal, Ethical, and Clinical Considerations for Counselors and Psychological Testing
Friday, July 23, 2021
12 p.m. through 3 p.m.
Survey data demonstrates that many clinical mental health counselors are confused about counselors and psychological testing. Some think we can only administer and interpret certain types of tests, some think we can administer but not interpret tests, and others think we can do anything a psychologist can do. This training seeks to clarify the issue of CMHCs and psychological testing, as well as introduce CMHCs to a variety of tests that they can use to improve clinical practice. Attendees will be given an in-depth introduction to free online assessment measures created by the American Psychiatric Association that they can start using immediately with clients, whether they are students, interns, or licensed counselors. They will also become familiar with sections of the 2020 AMHCA Code of Ethics that pertain to psychological testing.
• Articulate laws, ethics, and board rules that relate to counselors in testing.
• Identify several psychological tests that can be used to improve clinical practice.
• Utilize Level 1, Level 2, severity measures, disability measures, and other free assessment tools published by the American Psychiatric Association.
$10 for PBA Students.
$40 for SFACC Clinical & Affiliate Members.
$60 for non‑SFACC members.
Free for affiliate members/pastors.
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About the Presenter
Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CFBA
Dr. Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy serving as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and Past-President of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He has nearly 20 years of clinical and forensic experience at Integrity Counseling, Inc., was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016, Researcher of the Year by Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2020, and has been published in several social science journals and professional magazines in clinical mental health counseling.
Affiliate membership is free for Pastors, Church Ministry Leaders, Lay Counselors, Marriage Mentors, Counseling students, non‑licensed counselors, and retired counselors.
Sponsored by the Graduate Counseling Program of Palm Beach Atlantic University and South Florida Association of Christian Counselors
This workshop has been approved for 3 (Ethics/Professional Boundaries) hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-847482 (CE Broker Provider BAP #820).
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