Supporting Trainees With Competence Problems: Ethical and Legal Issues for Trainers


This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


Working with trainees with competence problems is a central part of the trainer experience that can cause confusion, stress, and anxiety for all involved. This workshop provides trainers with practical knowledge and resources to be able to assess and identify competence problems, develop clear and effective remediation plans, navigate complicated ethical and legal concerns, and identify additional options for trainees when remediation is not successful.Original webcast date: February 7, 2020.

Learning Objectives
•    Assess problems of professional competence in trainees.
•    Create and evaluate behavioral remediation plans.
•    Identify key ethical and legal issues related to trainees with competence problems.



Rebecca Schwartz-Mette, PhD

Dr. Schwartz-Mette is nationally recognized for her contributions to scholarship in the areas of ethics and training, as well as adolescent peer relationships and psychopathology. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine where she trains and supervises doctoral students in ethics, research, and clinical practice. Her research on professional practice focuses on ethics and competency in psychologists, with a particular focus on working with trainees with competence problems. She is a former co-chair of the APA Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance and the incoming Chair of the APA Ethics Committee.

Continuing Education

3.0 CE
Production Date:


Price: $80.00

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