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Sat, Feb 09


Johnson City Medical Center

Ethics & Law Update - 2019

Come hear Dr. Tom Schacht provide an update on recent legal developments that affect the practice of psychology.

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Ethics & Law Update - 2019
Ethics & Law Update - 2019

Time & Location

Feb 09, 2019, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Johnson City Medical Center, 400 N State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604, USA


About The Event

Meet the Presenter:

Dr. Schacht was raised in a private institution for developmentally disabled children operated by his family. This helps to explain his lifetime struggle to figure out what it means to be normal. He is a high school drop-out who lacked the courage to pursue a career in music, and so became a psychologist instead, although he did manage to persuade some decent professional programs to take him in (Rutgers, Oregon Health Sciences University, and Vanderbilt). Dr. Schacht's dissertation was in neuropsychology; his internship and clinical post-dco were in medical and neuropsychology and developmental disabilities, and then he started an academic career in psychotherapy research. Much later he transitioned to a focus on forensic practice in self-defense against internal and external forces of bureaucracy. Dr. Schacht is ABPP-certified in both clinical and forensic psychology. After spending 31 years on the faculty at ETSU's Quillen College of Medicine, he retired in 2015 with an appointment as Professor Emeritus, and continues in part-time private practice, writing and consulting as a free-range academic, and performing farm chores as penance for the impulsive act of buying a gift-horse for his beloved spouse.

Description and Learning Objectives:

[1] Attendees will review recent developments in Tennessee and other law law affecting the practice of psychology, with particular focus on relevant sections of T.C.A. Title 63.

[2] Attendees will review history and developments in the area of ethics with particular emphasis on recent controversies and developments related to the APA Ethics Code.

[3] Attendees will become familiar with specialized ethical and legal considerations when practicing in connection with the legal system, including but not limited to general guidelines for forensic practice and special considerations when working in child custody matters.

Instructional level: The learning activity will be a combination of presentation and seminar-style Q&A, geared to participants at an intermediate to advanced postdoctoral level.


IMPA Member: No Cost (Membership Dues are payable at door for $35)

Non-IMPA Members: $45

Students: No Cost (Please have a valid Student ID)

We will be happy to accommodate special needs requests. We ask that you contact us at the IMPA email ( at least 1 week prior to the training event to ensure sufficient time to make any necessary arrangements.

Continuing Education:

Frontier Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Frontier Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants will receive 3.0 hours of credit for attending. Variable credit may not be given per APA guidelines. Full attendance is required.

Note that this program is designed to meet Tennessee continuing education requirements in the area of ethics and Tennessee law* for licensure renewal in psychology.

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