Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions Standards and Cases

ISBN-10: 0195092015

ISBN-13: 9780195092011

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Gerald P. Koocher, Patricia Keith-Spiegel

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Psychologists today must deal with a broad range of ethical issues--from charging fees to maintaining a client's confidentiality, and from conducting research to respecting clients, colleagues, and students. As the field of psychology has grown in size and scope, the role of ethics has become more important and complex whether the psychologist is involved in teaching, counseling, research, or practice. Now this most widely read and cited ethics text in psychology has been revised to reflect the ethics questions and dilemmas that psychologists encounter in their everyday work. Ethics in Psychology has been completely updated in response to evolving trends in psychological research and practice, as well as extensive changes in the American Psychological Association's ethics code. Gerald P. Koocher and Patricia Keith-Spiegel take a practical, commonsense approach to ethics in modern-day psychological practice, and offer constructive suggestions for both preventing problems and resolving ethical predicaments. In this book, their main intent is to present the full range of contemporary ethical issues in psychology as not only relevant and intriguing, but also as integral and unavoidable aspects of the profession. The authors make extensive use of actual case studies in order to illustrate how the APA guidelines apply to specific situations, such as fee setting, advertising for clients, research ethics, sexual attraction, classroom ethics, managed care issues, confidentiality, and much more. The most recent ethics code of the American Psychological Association (1992) is used here only as a starting point. The authors go well beyond the APA code and incorporate the input of many experts. In addition to the analysis of a wide variety of general situations, new problematic areas are identified and explored. The book includes two appendixes - Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, adopted by American Psychological Association, Rules and Procedures of the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association - both in an easy-to-use format. In addition, each chapter lists summary guidelines along with current and valuable references. Highly readable, the book unites a straightforward, lively writing style with humorous anecdotes that highlight the human side of ethics and make the book a pleasure to read. Ethics in Psychology will be an indispensable guide to ethical decision-making for all psychologists and students in psychology.
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List price: $67.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/12/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

W. Brad Johnson is Professor of Psychology at the United States Naval Academy and Faculty Associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. As a past chair of the American Psychological Association's Ethics Committee and a former Director of Research for George Fox University's Graduate School of Clinical Psychology, Johnson is a leading authority on ethical practice in clinical psychology, having authored many publications including 10 books in the area of mental health and counseling. Gerald P. Koocher is Associate Provost and Professor of Psychology at Simmons College and a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Having served as the President of the American Psychological Association (APA) and as the Chief Psychologist at Children's Hospital Boston, he has authored more than 200 articles and book chapters and authored or edited 15 books, including the paramount text in ethics and mental health, Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions: Professional Standards and Cases, now in its third edition.

On Being Ethical
Making Ethical Decisions and Taking Action
Enforcement of Ethical Conduct
Knowing Thyself: Understanding Competence and Credentials
Psychotherapy Part I: Ethical Obligations of Psychotherapists
Psychotherapy Part II: Techniques and Controversies
The Mental Health Business: Money and Managed Care
Privacy, Confidentiality, and Record Keeping
Psychological Assessment: Testing Tribulations
Multiple-Role Relationships I: Boundaries, Risks, and Doing Business
Multiple-Role Relationships II: Close Encounters
Multiple-Role Relationships III: Attraction, Romance, and Sexual Intimacies
Relationships With Colleagues, Students, Supervisees, and Employees
Marketing Professional Services
The Public Face of Mental Health Professionals
Ethical Dilemmas in Academic Settings
Mental Health Practitioners in the Legal System: Tort and Retort
Challenging Work Settings: Juggling Procupines
Scholarly Publication and the Responsible Conduct of Research
American Psychological Association: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002)
Canadian Psychological Association: Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists (2000)
American Counseling Association: Code of Ethics (2005)
National Association of Social Workers: Code of Ethics (1999)
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Code of Ethics
American Psychiatric Association: The Principles of Medical Ethics With Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry
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