The Nevada Psychological Association
in collaboration with the Utah Psychological Association and the New Hampshire Psychological Association

Practical Ethics in Challenging Times: Ethical Decision-Making and Practice, Boundaries and Multiple Relationships, Telepsychology, and Clinical Supervision
Presented by Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP
Friday, February 2nd, 2024 
8:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Time (PT)
6 Ethics CE Credits

This workshop will be presented as a live, virtual presentation via Zoom webinar.
Participants will be able to communicate with the presenter in real-time during the course of instruction.
As participants can interact in real-time with the presenter, this webinar meets the requirements as a live or face-to-face CE training by the State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners (not considered homestudy learning credits).


 Approved for Nevada Psychologists, LCSWs, and MFTs.
 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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About the Workshop

This workshop focuses on key issues relevant to the ethical, legal, and clinically effective practice of psychology in the areas of risk management and ethical decision making, boundaries and multiple relationships, telepsychology and integrating various technologies into practice, and ethics, legal, and clinical issues relevant to clinical supervision. Standards to which psychologists are held are reviewed and guidance is provided for fulfilling our ethical obligations. A model for ethical decision-making is reviewed for effectively respond to ethical dilemmas. Risk management strategies are reviewed for optimizing client outcomes while reducing liability risk for psychologists. Relevant professional standards are reviewed and a model for promoting ethical practice is presented. The role of diversity and individual differences is addressed for each of the topics discussed. Common challenges and dilemmas in boundaries and multiple relationships, when integrating technology into practice and practicing telepsychology, and in clinical supervision are addressed and recommendations for ethical, legal, and effective practice are provided to best meet ongoing client needs are addressed. Time is included for discussion and relevant clinical examples are provided to illustrate points being made. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

1)    Differentiate aspirational ethics from defensive practice.
2)     Describe the elements of effective risk management
3)     List the boundaries relevant to the psychotherapy relationship
4)     Explain how diversity factors impact the meaning of certain boundaries
5)     Describe the decision-making process for entering multiple relationships with clients
6)     Describe the relative benefits and limitations of treatment via telepsychology
7)     Explain how diversity issues should be addressed clinical supervision
8)     Explain the role of the supervision contract
9)     List the qualities of effective clinical supervisors

About the Speaker

Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist and is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology and in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Additionally, he is a Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology of the National Academies of Practice. He also is a Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland. He is a nationally recognized expert in ethics and legal issues for mental health professionals and has served as chair of the ethics committees of the Maryland Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Board of Professional Psychology. He also has served as the Vice Chair of the Maryland Psychology Licensing Board. Dr. Barnett has numerous publications to include 13 books and over 250 articles and book chapters and over 400 professional presentations that focus on ethics, legal, and professional practice issues for mental health professionals. Among many other awards, he is the recipient of the APA’s Outstanding Ethics Educator Award. (Also, past president of Maryland Psychological Association, MPA Representative to APA Council for six years, and past president of APA Division 31.) Dr. Barnett's CV


This presentation is intended for psychologists, other licensed mental health providers, and graduate students of psychology. Level of instruction is intermediate.

Registration Fees

NPA Member $175.00 (Early Bird rate is $150.00)
Non-Member $225.00 (Early Bird rate is $185.00)
Student NPA Member $0.00 (Student NPA members can attend our live, virtual trainings for n/c with discount code)
Student Non-Member $100.00

General Information

Zoom Login Link and Handout Materials:
Zoom webinar login link and Handout materials will be sent out electronically to all attendees no later than one week prior to workshop date. Printed handout materials are not available for purchase as this CE training is being offered remotely.

Workshop Location:
This is a 6-hour live, virtual presentation via Zoom webinar.


Approved by Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners. Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. NPA will issue certificates of completion. APA CE rules require that we only issue credits to those who attend the entire workshop. Attendance is strictly monitored. Those logging into the webinar more than 15 minutes late or logging off before the entire workshop is completed will not receive CE credits (i.e. partial credit will not be given). 


Barnett, J. E. (2014). Sexual feelings and behaviors in the psychotherapy relationship: An ethics perspective. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70(2), 170-181.

Barnett, J. E. (2015). A practical ethics approach to boundaries and multiple relationships in psychotherapy. British Psychological Society Psychotherapy Section Review, 56(1), 27-37.

Barnett, J. E. (2019). The ethical practice of psychotherapy: Clearly within our reach. Psychotherapy, 56(4), 431-440.

Barnett, J. E. (2017). Becoming a clinical supervisor: Key ethics issues and recommendations. Journal of Health Service Psychology, 43, 10-18.

Barnett, J. E., & Kolmes, K. (2016). The practice of tele-mental health: Ethical, legal, and clinical issues. Practice Innovations, 1(1), 53-66.

There is no potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support for this program or its presenter.