Lake Erie College to host first Center for Ethics event
The Center for Ethics at Lake Erie College presents the first event since its establishment in December 2009. The event, “Ethical Issues for Forensic Psychology Practice: What Psychologists and Lawyers Should Know,” will take place on Friday, April 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Coe Conference Room in the Arthur S. Holden Center.
The four-hour workshop will focus on competence to work in this specialized area of practice; confidentiality; assessment issues; release of raw test data; and ultimate opinion testimony. It will address the ethical issues forensic practitioners are likely to encounter – both as evaluators and expert witnesses. Other topics include attorney-client privilege and conflicts of interest that attorneys and forensic psychologists may encounter when working together.
The main presenter will be Alan M. Goldstein, Ph.D., ABPP, a board certified forensic psychologist and professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice- CUNY. He has received awards from ABPP (American Board of Professional Psychology) and AAFP (American Academy of Forensic Psychology) for his contributions to the field. Goldstein served as chair of the ABPP Ethics Committee and the APA Continuing Education Committee. Currently, he is president of ABFP (American Board of Forensic Psychology).
Goldstein is editor of “Forensic Psychology,” published in 2003, and “Forensic Psychology: Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles,” published in 2007 by Wiley.
The Lake Erie College Center for Ethics was created to promote intellectual appreciation of moral values and critical thinking about ethical practices. The Center will provide a broad range of multidisciplinary ethics education opportunities, major lectures, professional development and support for ethics research and scholarship.
The workshop is for attorneys, psychologists, counselors, social workers and court employees only and is not open to the public. There is a registration fee and professionals may receive Continuing Education credits for participating. This event was coordinated by Dr. James R. Eisenberg, director of the criminal justice program at the College and The American Academy of Forensic Psychology.
Lake Erie College, located in Painesville, Ohio, currently serves more than 1,300 students. Founded in 1856, Lake Erie is an independent, liberal arts institution that challenges its students to "get in and stand out" in academics, athletics and student activities. The College offers 35 undergraduate majors and graduate programs and the option to design an individualized major to fit career and academic goals. Lake Erie's innovative learning experiences focus on helping students to meet career and life challenges, preparing for a world that is increasingly interdependent.