February 9, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 12:45 pm$95.00
John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.
Describe licensing laws in Louisiana that define scope of practice parameters regarding psychological tests, forms, checklists, etc.
Discuss specific instruments that are restricted in their use by profession and explain, in general, how to determine a professional’s qualifications necessary to utilize that instrument
Compare professional ethical guidelines and practice laws concerning the use of testing by each mental health profession.
Utilize appropriate and ethical guidelines and policies surrounding the use of mental health assessment tools.
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Louisiana licensing laws related to testing and assessment measures
Limitations and allowances defined by practice laws and ethical guidelines
Dangers involved in the inappropriate use of mental health measures
Specific instruments – personality tests, neuropsychological tests, educational measures, checklists, questionnaires, DSM-5 measures, etc.
Who is allowed to use which measures – how to decide
Qualifications relating to the use of assessment measures
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Break
10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Ethical codes for relevant mental health professions regarding assessment devices
Proscriptions against practicing outside of one’s expertise
How to determine if a test can be used – and who should use it
Good tests, bad tests, instruments that are not tests, etc.
Liabilities relating to the use of assessment measures – how to avoid trouble.
12:45 p.m. – Adjournment
Psychologists – Professional Training Resources, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. Professional Training Resources, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Licensed Professional Counselors – Professional Training Resources, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5829. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Professional Training Resources, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Social Workers – This program has been approved for 4 clinical continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
Substance Abuse Counselors – approved by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority for 4 clock hours.
NASP – Professional Training Resources is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists. Professional Training Resources maintains responsibility for the program.
Other Professions – may seek apply for education credits through their respective boards. Everyone in attendance will receive a certificate of attendance for 4 clock hours.