Starting and Operating an Independent Professional Practice in Psychology - Newly updated course will be available mid-June 2017

by Dr. Stephen Carter, C.Psych.

For many psychologists, the possibility of opening a private practice is an attractive but uncertain alternative to working in the public system.

Steve Carter has many years of experience as a private practitioner, and has designed this course to lead anyone interested in exploring this option through the many preparations and steps necessary to make that transition. He discusses what type of person will be most able to be a successful private practitioner. He lays out how to plan an office, what to buy. He stresses the importance of budgets, shareholder's agreements, office policies and procedures. He deals in great depth with the importance of marketing in building a thriving practice. He attempts to make sense of the GST regulations. Finally, he deals with the very important issue of self care, all the while sharing his successes and failures. This course is accompanied by the various forms and check sheets that he has developed over the years.

PRICING:
Members and Fellows: $49.50
Non members: $75.00
Students affiliate members: $40.00
Student non members: $60.00

GST or HST will be added to the price where applicable.

CE CREDITS: 3 CE credits from the Canadian Psychological Association upon completion of the final quiz with a grade of at least 75%.

Registration provides 4 weeks access to this CE course.

 

Being An Ethical Psychologist
[based on the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists (2000) ]

by Carole Sinclair, Ph.D.

**Notice** The CPA is now working to update the content of this course to reflect the changes in the recently released Fourth Edition of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists. This course is still being offered, but please check back regularly for updates on this course in the coming months.

Have you ever struggled with any of the following questions?

  • When is a third party entitled to information about one of my clients or patients?
  • When does offering money or a gift to research participants become coercive?
  • How can I make sure I am acting ethically as a practitioner, researcher, professor, student, etc.?
  • When is it appropriate to have a personal relationship with a student or client/patient? When is it not appropriate?
  • What should I do when I think a colleague has done something unethical?
  • Are there any limits to academic freedom?
  • How can I use ethical principles to help me decide what to do when I have conflicting responsibilities and difficult choices?
  • What is the basis for the ethical principles of psychologists and the members of other health disciplines?

If so, this course may be helpful to you.

The course examines codes of ethics, major ethical expectations, and ethical decision making, as they relate to practice, research, teaching, and management/administration activities. Topics covered include: the history of codes of ethics; the development of codes of ethics for psychologists and for the members of other disciplines; ethical issues and standards related to four ethical principles (respect for the dignity of persons; responsible caring; integrity in relationships; responsibility to society); and ethical decision making. Lectures and case presentations are employed to outline and demonstrate ethical expectations, issues, and problem solving. The most recent edition of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists (2000) is used as a framework for the course.

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PRICING:

Members and Fellows $130.00
Non-members: $175.00
Student affiliate members: $ 70.00
Student non-members: $100.00

GST or HST will be added to the price where applicable.

CE Credits: 15 CE credits from the Canadian Psychological Association upon completion of quizzes with a grade of at least 75%.

Registration provides 5 weeks access to this CE course.

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