Can I Do That? Legal, Ethical, and Clinical Considerations for Counselors and Psychological Testing CeBroker Tracking #20.1161238 (2 Ethics Hours)

  • Friday, February 16, 2024
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online Via Zoom
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Survey data demonstrates that many 491 board licensees (counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists) are confused about counselors and psychological testing.  Some think we can only administer and interpret certain types of tests, some think we can administer but not interpret tests, and others think we can do anything a psychologist can do.  Presented by an instructor of the National Board of Forensic Evaluator’s “Testing for Forensic Populations” workshop, this training seeks to clarify the issue of counselors and psychological testing, as well as introduce counselors to a variety of tests that they can use to complete quality clinical and forensic evaluations, as well as to monitor client progress in psychotherapy.  Attendees will be given an introduction to free online assessment measures created by the American Psychiatric Association that they can use immediately with clients, whether they are students, interns, or licensed counselors.  They will also become familiar with state laws related to counselors and testing and with sections of the 2020 AMHCA Code of Ethics that pertain to psychological testing and with billing insurance companies and third party payers for testing services, and they’ll be given a list of recommended psychological tests commonly used for forensic evaluations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Articulate laws, ethics, board rules, and billing practices that relate to counselors in testing.
  2. Identify several psychological tests that can be used to improve clinical practice.
  3. Utilize Level 1, Level 2, severity measures, disability measures, and other free assessment tools published by the American Psychiatric Association.


Aaron Norton, PhD, LMHC, LMFT,


Dr. Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with certifications in addictions, alcohol and drug counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical mental health counseling, trauma treatment, forensic mental health evaluation, forensic behavioral analysis, and forensic psychometry. He serves as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of South Dept. of Mental Health Law & Policy, Southern Regional Director, Ethics Committee Liaison, and International Counseling Task Force Chair for the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and Chair of the Government Relations Committee for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association.  He co-authored the Forensic Evaluation section of the “AMHCA Standards for the Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling,” authored the proposal for AMHCA’s Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Forensic Evaluation (CMHS-FE) credential, served on the expert panel that created the standards and written exam for the Florida Certification Board’s Certified Telehealth Practitioner (CTP) credential, and has been published in several journals and professional magazines.  He has 20 years of experience in clinical and forensic assessment and evaluation.

CE BROKER TRACKING #: 20-1161238

This event is offered by SMHCA - Approved Continuing Education Provider - CE Broker Provider #: 50-13528.  This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW and Registered Interns.

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