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    International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology Promoting the development of psychological practice in criminal justice and law enforcement settings since 1954.
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Welcome to the IACFP Ethics Hotline:
An anonymous service for correctional and forensic mental health practitioners

Ethical issues that arise in correctional and forensic settings are often similar for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, physicians, and psychiatric nurses. Standards of practice can be useful but are often inadequate, and expert opinion may be difficult to find.  The purpose of our Ethics Hotline is to provide access to independent expert guidance for correctional mental health service providers who are confronted with professional ethical conflicts.

To that end, we have composed a panel of diverse authority in the field of correctional mental health and criminal justice consisting of the following members:

  • Dr. Richard Althouse (moderator), IACFP, Verona, WI.
  • Dr. Ida Dickie, Director, Forensic Psychology Emphasis Area, Spalding University, Louisville, KY
  • Maren Strenziok, Cognitive Neuroscience Section, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Dr. Joel Dvoskin, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Dr. Dawn Cisewski, Division 18 Chair, Criminal Justice Section; Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
  • Dr. Carl Middleton, Regional Psychology Treatment Program Coordinator, Bureau of Prisons, Kansas City, MO

Please complete the form below in order to submit your ethical concern. The Hotline moderator will review your submission, delete your name and e-mail address, and engage the selected panelists for feedback. Responses from the panelists will be collected by the moderator and sent to you in a single message via the e-mail address you provide. Feedback will be provided to you within approximately 10 working days.

Please note: The panel can not provide legal advice. If legal questions are involved, the submitter may also be advised to consult an attorney and/or their licensing board.

 
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Ethical Dilemma Description