ABPP Ethics Committee

ABPP ETHICS COMMITTEE

 

MISSION

 

The role of the Ethics Committee is one of education and consultation, which may include but is not limited to developing and presenting continuing education programs, authoring articles for The Specialist and serving ABPP constituents by responding to inquiries related to ethical standards, principles, and guidelines governing the practice of psychology. ABPP constituents include board certified specialists, the Board of Trustees, Specialty Boards and Academies, and the Council of Presidents of Psychology Specialty Academies.

 

COMPOSITION

 

The Committee is usually comprised of five members appointed by the BOT President.  One member (no more than one) is a BOT Trustee with a term of one or more years.  Other members fill staggered appointments of three years and may serve one additional three-year term. 

 

MEMBERS

 

   2018

 

                                                                                                                                                                                           Linda K. Knauss, PhD, ABPP- Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                           Barney Greenspan, PhD, ABPP- Vice Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                           Shane S. Bush, PhD, ABPP

                                                                                                                                                                                           Marc A. Martinez, PhD, ABPP

                                                                                                                                                                                           James N. Bow, PhD, ABPP- Liaison to ABPP Board of Trustees

 

 

ETHICS COMMITTEE CONSULTATION SERVICES

 

The ABPP Ethics Committee is now providing consultation services to ABPP constituents, including board certified specialists, the Board of Trustees, Specialty Boards and Academies, and the Council of Presidents of Psychology Specialty Academies. This consultation service will focus on responding to inquiries related to ethical standards, principles, and guidelines governing the practice of psychology. However, the guidance is of a general nature and does not involve legal advice.  A detailed description of the Ethics consultation process in provided in the document: The Ethics Committee Consultation Services.  To obtain a consultation from the ABPP Ethics Committee, a Consultation Request Form needs to be completed and e-mailed to ABPP.  This form is available on the right side of this page and also here.

 

 

 

PAST ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN THE SPECIALIST ON ETHICAL ISSUES

(click on the link and then click on Ethics Column on the article title)

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  •                                                                                                                                                                            Update on ABPP Ethics Committee
  •                                                                                                                                                                            Critical Differences between Forensic and Therapeutic Roles
  •                                                                                                                                                                            Ethics, Emotions, and Values
  •                                                                                                                                                                            Clinical Competence: Essential Obligation and Ongoing Activity