PAA Professional Ethics Round Tables

PAA Ethics Round Tables (PERT), is a peer-support program to enhance ethical professional practice and decision making. Beginning Fall 2021, these facilitated peer sessions are now available for registration. For available sessions, visit PAA’s Professional Development page.

Program Mandate

The PAA Professional Ethics Study Round Table Program (PERT) provides members with an opportunity to participate in a free, confidential study round table that will target topics of professional ethics in psychology.

Suggested Topics of Discussions:

  • Confidentiality and Consent
  • Release of information (Adult or Child)
  • Rural and Small Communities of Practice
  • Professional Competency
  • School-Based Dilemmas
  • Conflict of Interest and Dual Roles
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Duty to Report
  • Supportable Services
  • Billing Practices
  • Termination of Relationship
  • Record Retention
  • Telepsychology and Health Technology

This program is not intended to provide clinical supervision nor to offer an expert opinion or detailed consultation on one specific case. This program is not personalized professional guidance such as that offered by the College of Alberta Psychologist’s Professional Guidance program nor is it one-to-one practice advisor support such as that offered by the PAA Practice Advisor Program. These sessions will not be recorded, and minutes or notes will not be taken.

PERT is for:

  • PAA provisional, ECP, Fully Registered, and Lifetime Members
  • Peer support on an Ethical Dilemma and Exploring Issues
  • Professional Ethics Enhancement
  • Circumvent Problems
  • Preventing Unethical Practice
  • Aid to help identify resources for Ethical Decision Making in Professional Practice
  • Collaboration with Peers
  • Session to Support Self Education
  • Recourse

PERT is not:

  • PAA provisional, ECP, Fully Registered, and Lifetime Members
  • Peer support on an Ethical Dilemma and Exploring Issues
  • Professional Ethics Enhancement
  • Circumvent Problems
  • Preventing Unethical Practice
  • Aid to help identify resources for Ethical Decision Making in Professional Practice
  • Collaboration with Peers
  • Session to Support Self Education
  • Recourse