Laws, Regulations, and Ethics for California Psychologists

About the Course 
The laws and regulations pertaining to psychologists are subject to change across time and jurisdiction. It is necessary for psychologists to remain up to date on the laws and regulations pertinent to them and their clients. Additionally, it is becoming increasingly important to regularly review the foundational basics of ethics, as well as how these concepts and related codes of conduct should be applied in the psychology profession. Psychologists often work with vulnerable individuals in sensitive situations. An important aspect of being a mental health professional, through research or by providing therapeutic services, is being aware of the ethical issues faced by all psychologists. If you provide psychological services, you are obligated to remain informed about current ethical standards or issues.

Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate understanding of current California laws affecting the practice of a California-licensed psychologist. 
  • Distinguish General Principles from Ethical Standards of the APA Ethics Code of Conduct 
  • Demonstrate understanding of how the Ethics Code applies to the psychology profession. 
  • Analyze ethical dilemmas and apply a model for decision-making
About the Author
Denise Gross, Psy.D. is a Florida Licensed psychologist specializing in clinical neuropsychology and medical psychology. She has been the director of neuropsychology services at acute and post-acute rehabilitation centers and was in private practice for over 23 years. She currently provides neuropsychological services to military veterans in a memory evaluation clinic and is involved in the training of psychology doctoral interns.

How to Receive Credit  
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time. 
  • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75% is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest*
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 
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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Colibri Healthcare, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Most states accept courses offered by APA approved sponsors.