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Ethics of Assessment in the age of COVID
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Category: Continuing Education Event



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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

Ethics of Assessment in the age of COVID, 2 CE

Presented by Margaret Lanca, Ph.D., Jean Deters, Psy.D., Maggie Wright, Psy.D., & Byron White, Psy.D.

Workshop Description:

Psychological testing via telehealth is not a new phenomenon, but its usage has been much more in demand since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, when face-to-face evaluations were either strictly limited or deemed to be out of the question.  The psychologist is faced with a series of questions to consider:  Is it appropriate to do psychological testing via telehealth in this situation?  Should testing be delayed until it can be done face-to-face?  If done remotely, how should the testing be done?  What kinds of accommodations of test materials and administration should be incorporated?  What guidance is provided by the test publishers?  How do these modifications affect the validity and reliability of results?  The workshop will provide guidance and resources to help psychologists answer these questions. This workshop fulfills 2 of the 3 required ethics CE's according to the 201 KAR 26:175 requirement for Ethics/Risk Management for Psychologists. Skill Level: Intermediate 

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • List the legal and ethical considerations for choosing whether to do psychological testing via telehealth
  • Describe the legal and ethical issues that need to be considered in the administration, scoring and interpretation of the psychological testing.
  • Explain the methodology and adaptations necessary to do psychological testing via telehealth in order to yield the most evidence-based, valid and reliable results.

About the Presenter:

 Margaret Lanca, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who practices in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  She is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, as well as serving as a Staff Psychologist, Allied Health Professional Staff in the Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance, where she is the Director of the Neuropsychological Postdoctoral Training Program.  Dr. Lanca serves on the American Psychological Association’s Inter-Organizational Practice Committee and recently presented a webinar for that group and Division 40 with the American Insurance Trust on “Safely Re-Opening Your Neuropsychology Practice”. She currently is a liaison with the APA Committee on the Advancement of Professional Psychology (CAPP) and had previously served on the APA’s Integrated Healthcare Advisory Board.  Dr. Lanca recently completed her term as President of the Massachusetts Psychological Association.  She is widely published in the area of neuropsychology and has presented workshops and addresses regionally, nationally and internationally.

 Jean Deters, Psy.D. offers forensic, clinical and consultation services in psycho-legal areas primarily addressing the intersect of family court, mental health and the law. She has qualified as an expert witness in general and forensic psychology, practicing primarily in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Her skills are executed through roles of litigation consultant, expert witness, custody evaluator, parenting coordinator, therapeutic co-mediator, therapist and coach. She is also a certified family specialist in the collaborative law process. Dr. Deters was appointed to the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology by Governor Bevin and is currently Chair of the Board.  She has served on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Psychological Association, New Day Ranch and the Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals. She is currently steering a group of multidisciplinary professionals toward the installment of a Kentucky Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts as a means of emphasizing practice standards in court-related psychological services. Dr. Deters has worked closely with Northern Kentucky family courts in program development including co-authoring local rules operationalizing KRS 26A.140 which provides courtroom accommodations to child witnesses and victims. She is the author of Bubbleworks, a trauma-focused cognitive behavioral program for child witnesses in adult criminal proceedings. Dr. Deters co-facilitates a trauma-informed therapeutic mediation program for pro se litigants in family court and trains judges, attorneys and law students to better advocate for the need of court-involved children.

 Maggie Wright, Psy.D. obtained her Psy.D. from Spalding University in 2004, and is a Licensed Psychologist in Kentucky. Dr. Wright completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and Bingham Child Guidance Center. Dr. Wright founded The Wright Psychology and Learning Center, a private practice specializing in the assessment and treatment of Learning Differences including Dyslexia, in 2006. Dr. Wright currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association - Kentucky Branch.

 Byron White, Psy.D. is currently the Director of Clinical Services for Edelson & Associates, having previously acted as the Director of Child Services . He graduated from Spalding University with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1998 and was an Adjunct Associate Professor for that university for 13 years. His interest in pediatric neuropsychology has contributed to collaborations with local neurologists, neurosurgeons, oncologist, brain injury programs, learning centers and epilepsy programs.  Dr. White has experience working in outpatient and inpatient facilities, including Child/Adolescent Inpatient and Day Treatment programs and Cognitive Rehabilitation. Areas of focus include assessment of children with suspected brain damage, concussion, spectrum disorders, attentional problems, executive dysfunction, learning disorders and emotional issues. He also has considerable experience in forensic neuropsychological evaluation of children and adolescents with closed head injuries, seizures, chemical exposure, childhood stroke and birth trauma.


This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists

Registration Fees

Registrant Type


KPA Member $60
Non-KPA Member $85
Student Member+
(no CE credit)

  +Any student member needing CE credit must register at the KPA member rate. 

This program has been approved for 2.0 CE credits by the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA).

It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or disconnect before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology.  

Social Workers & Art Therapists: 
KPA is an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists. (Provider #1004)

Pastoral Counselors:
KPA is approved to offer Continuing Education to Pastoral Counselors as stated in 201 KAR 38:070, Section 3(1)(b) as an approved KBEP provider.

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Contact: William Summay - KPA Administrative Assistant - [email protected]