TTP #96: Dr. Amanda Zelechoski – Legal and Ethical Issues in Assessment

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How many times have you run into challenging or ambiguous ethical situations and looked around your office, wishing an attorney would appear to answer all of your questions? For me, it’s countless. Dr. Amanda Zelechoski doesn’t answer ALL the questions that have ever come up, but she came really close on today’s episode! As a dual attorney-psychologist and risk management consultant for The Trust, Dr. Zelechoski has a unique, insider’s perspective on legal and ethical concerns for psychologists. Here are just a few topics we cover today:

  • Court orders vs. subpoenas
  • Test data vs. test materials – what should we release?
  • How to respond to negative online reviews
  • What client information should we share in an online forum?

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About Dr. Amanda Zelechoski

Dr. Amanda Zelechoski, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist and attorney. She is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and specializes in trauma. She has worked clinically with adults, children, and families in inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings. Currently, Dr. Zelechoski is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Valparaiso University, where she teaches a wide variety of psychology and counseling courses. As the director of the Psychology, Law, and Trauma Lab, her primary research interests include trauma in at-risk and delinquent youth and forensic mental health assessment. She is the co-author of Activities for Teaching Psychology and Law: A Guide for Instructors. In addition, Dr. Zelechoski is a Risk Management Consultant for The Trust and provides training and consultation to numerous mental health, law enforcement, and correctional agencies.

About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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  1. I am trying to play TTP #96: DR. AMANDA ZELECHOSKI – LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN ASSESSMENT; however, it only plays the introduction. Please advise. Thank you.

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      Hi Debra – are you having trouble playing it from the web, from iTunes, from Spotify, or somewhere else? Spotify and the web player are working well on my end.

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