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Author Knapp, Samuel J

Title Practical ethics for psychologists : a positive approach / Samuel J. Knapp and Leon D. VandeCreek
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2006


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Description 287 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Remedial and positive ethics -- Foundations of ethical behavior -- Applying ethical theories to professional standards of conduct -- Ethical decision making -- Competence -- Multiple relationships and professional boundaries -- Informed consent or shared decision making -- Confidentiality, privileged communications, and record keeping -- Life-endangering patients -- Business issues (financial issues and public representations) -- Forensic psychology -- Assessment -- Special topics in therapy -- Psychologists as teachers -- Clinical supervision -- Research and scholarship
Summary "Psychologists confront ethical dilemmas each day. Practical Ethics for Psychologists: A Positive Approach helps psychologists clarify what they value, consider how they should behave, and determine what constitutes proper professional conduct. This book is unique in stressing the importance of positive ethics--that is, ways in which psychologists can reach their highest ethical ideals, rather than just avoiding breaking rules. Using the 2002 Ethics Code of the American Psychological Association as a guide, the authors lay out a five-step model for resolving ethical dilemmas, illustrating the discussion with thumbnail sketches of both ethical and questionable behaviors. Throughout, they stress the importance of self-care, which involves self-regulation, emotional competence, and an understanding of the unique occupational challenges of being a psychologist. Readers will find themselves consulting the book over and over again for guidance on dealing with ethically complex issues like competence, multiple relationships, informed consent, confidentiality (including confidentiality with life-endangering patients), fees and financial issues, public statements, and risk management. Individual chapters are devoted to special issues for psychologists working in forensics, teaching, assessment, therapy, and supervision and training. This book is ideal for classroom use or self-study"--Cover. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Psychologists -- Professional ethics.
Psychology -- Standards.
Author VandeCreek, Leon.
LC no. 2005008957
ISBN 1591473268