Ethics in Psychology

Ethics in Psychology : Professional Standards and Cases

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Most psychologists enter the profession with a strong desire to help others, but clinical practice often involves decision making containing a certain degree of ethical ambiguity. Good intentions are important, but unfortunately, they do not always protect the practitioner and client from breaches in ethical conduct. Now in a new edition, Ethics in Psychology, the most widely read and cited ethics textbook in psychology, considers many of the ethical questions and dilemmas that psychologists encounter in their everyday practice, research, and teaching. The book has been completely updated in response to extensive changes in the American Psychological Association's ethics code, providing both a critical assessment and elucidation of key topics in the APA's guidelines. This comprehensive volume takes a practical approach to ethics and offers constructive means for both preventing problems and recognizing, approaching, and resolving ethical predicaments. Written in a highly readable and accessible style, this new edition retains the key features which have contributed to its popularity, including extensive case studies that provide illustrative guidance on a wide variety of topics, including fee setting, advertising for clients, research ethics, sexual attraction, and confidentiality, among others. Ethics in Psychology will be important reading for all psychologists in clinical practice, research, or the classroom, as well as students in more

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  • Hardback | 514 pages
  • 193.04 x 256.54 x 22.86mm | 1,837.04g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1 halftone, bibliography
  • 0195092015
  • 9780195092011

Table of contents

1. On Being an Ethical Psychologist; 2. Enforcement of Ethical Conduct; 3. Knowing Thyself: Competence and Credentials; 4. Ethical Obligations in Psychotherapy; 5. Ethics in Psychotherapy: Techniques; 6. Privacy, Confidentiality, and Record Keeping; 7. Psychological Assssment: Testing Tribulations; 8. Multiple Role Relationships and Conflicts-of- Interest; 9. Attraction, Romance, and Sexual Intimacies; 10. Money Matters and Managed Care; 11. Psychologists in the marketplace; 12. Presenting Psychology to the Public; 13. Relationships with Colleagues, Supervisees, and Employees; 14. Ethical Dilemmas in Specific Work Settings: Juggling Porcupines; 15. Psychologists as Teachers: Classroom Conundrums; 17. Scholarly Publication and Research Ethics; Appendix A: American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct; Appendix B: Rules and Procedures of the American Psychological Association Ethics Committeeshow more

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"This is a "classic-in-the-making;" that is a must-have reference for the learning (and teaching) of psychological ethics." --Metapsychology"Written by highly distinguished psychologists who have each served on the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association, this book clearly reflects the authors' expertise, integrity, and common sense in dealing with ethical issues. . . . From cover to cover, it is at once humorous and sobering, and in the jargon of popular literature, a page turner."--APA Division 37 Newsletter (on the first edition)"This comprehensive and well-written discussion of ethical issues relevant to the practice of psychology would be a valuable resource for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and professionals in many related disciplines."--Science Books & Filmsshow more

About Gerald P. Koocher

Gerald P. Koocher is Associate Professor of Psychology and Executive Director of the Linda Pollin Institute at Harvard Medical School and Chief Psychologist at Boston's Children's Hospital. Patricia Keith-Spiegel is Voran Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Center for the Teaching of Integrity at Ball State more

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