Shane S. Bush, PhD, ABPP, Long Island Neuropsychology, P.C., VA New York Harbor Healthcare System
CE Workshop #4: Identifying Ethical Issues in Neuropsychological Subspecialties: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies
Shane S. Bush, PhD, ABPP
Abstract & Learning Objectives: The ability to identify ethical issues is necessary for maintaining high standards of ethical practice, addressing ethical challenges, and avoiding ethical misconduct. Although some ethical requirements, such as professional competence, are consistent across neuropsychological subspecialties, differences in the relative importance of ethical principles and standards are encountered in different practice contexts and with different patient populations. Once ethical issues are identified, use of an ethical decision-making model can assist practitioners in determining how best to approach an issue or resolve a dilemma. Such a model provides a structured means of organizing and considering the various resources that are often necessary for making sound ethical decisions. This workshop will describe ethical issues commonly encountered with different patient populations, such as pediatrics, geriatrics, and military personnel/veterans, and in various practice contexts, including rehabilitation, forensics, and sports. Some general ethical and legal issues, such as test security, will also be covered. The workshop will include audience participation in identifying ethical issues from clinical vignettes. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.
Upon conclusion of this course, learners will be able to:
Describe ethical issues encountered in common neuropsychology subspecialties.
Identify ethical issues in clinical vignettes.
Describe a decision-making model for addressing ethical challenges in clinical neuropsychology.
Speaker Biography: Shane S. Bush, PhD, ABPP is Director of Long Island Neuropsychology, P.C. and is a neuropsychologist with the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System. He is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Geropsychology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (6 Divisions) and a past president and fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He has published more than 20 books and journal special issues, including 7 books devoted to ethical practice in neuropsychology and other psychological specialties. He is a contributing author on more than a dozen position papers that address ethical and professional issues in neuropsychology and related topics.