Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology Essay by Master Researcher

Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology
A review and discussion regarding the American Psychological Association's recently developed code of ethics.
# 90902 | 900 words | 5 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Psychology (Theory) , Medical and Health (General) , Psychology (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper reviews the recently developed a code of ethics by the American Psychological Association.
This paper discusses ethics and the practice of clinical psychology, the evolution of ethical guidelines and then focuses on the issue of dual relationships of the therapist and patient in greater detail. This is followed by a brief discussion of the trends of ethics and ethical guidelines in clinical psychology.

From the Paper:

"Every health care profession has a standard of ethics they must follow. While many professions have a strict code of conduct within the guidelines or policies of their parent organization, such as the American Medical Association or American Bar Association, the American Psychological Association (APA) finally approved a code of ethics in 1952, 60 years after the association's inception (Pope & Veeter, 1992). The code of ethics was considered unique in that it was "based upon the day-to-day decisions made by psychologists in the practice of their profession" (Pope & Veeter, 1992). This paper will present a brief discussion of professional ethics as they relate to the practice clinical psychology, highlight common ethical danger areas and focus on the ethic dilemma of dual relationships. "

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