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Research and Publication- Ethical Standard 8

Ethics

Read the APA Ethics Code – Standard 8 Suggested Readings Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Animals Useful Notes Changes in Standard 8This section includes the addition that psychologists may in some research settings dispense with informed consent (e.g., anonymous questionnaires, naturalistic observation, or where consent is not required by law for example). It also protects psychologists who release data for others so they can verify findings from having their data... more

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Education and Training – Ethical Standard 7

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Read the APA Ethics Code – Standard 7 Suggested Readings The Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act for the State of Illinois Useful Notes Changes in Standard 7This section makes very clear that training programs requiring therapy or disclosure of sensitive personal information as part of the training process must take steps to protect students. Also made more explicit was the prohibition against sexual relationships by psychologists and the students and supervisees “in their department,... more

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Record Keeping and Fees – Ethical Standard 6

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Read the APA Ethics Code – Standard 6 Useful Notes Changes in Standard 6One clarifying point is that now the code explicitly says psychologists may not withhold records for non-payment in emergency cases, but leaves open that barring an emergency, a psychologist may do so. Bartering used to be something the code said psychologists did not ordinarily do, making it sound unethical most of the time. However, this was reworded to avoid this implication as it may be supportable. For example,... more

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Advertising and Other Public Statements – Ethical Standard 5

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Read the APA Ethics Code – Standard 5 Useful Notes Changes in Standard 5These were mostly wording changes to consolidate and clarify sections. As for risk management efforts, however, several points can be noted. When offering professional opinions: stick to the data closely know the referral question, and choose instruments to answer it clearly for the population you are dealing with make sure your opinion is your own, and is not influenced by someone else’s be thorough know the limits... more

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Privacy and Confidentiality – Ethical Standard 4 for Psychologists

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Readings on Ethics for Psychologists Read the APA Ethics Code – Standard 4 Illinois State Law Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act 325 ILCS 5 and A Manual for Mandated Reporters made by the Department of Children and Family ServicesAbused and Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents Reporting Act 210 ILCS 30AIDS Confidentiality Act 410 ILCS 305/Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code 405 ILCS 5Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act 740 ILCS 110 Ethical... more

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Human Relations – Ethical Standard 3 for Psychologists

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Readings on Ethics for Psychologists Read the APA Ethics Code – Standard 3Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse PopulationsGuidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual ClientsCampbell vs. SunquistLawrence v. TexasResolutions Related to HIV/AIDSProfessional, Ethical, and Legal Issues Concerning Interpersonal Violence, Maltreatment, and Related TraumaPotential Problems for Psychologists Working with the Area of Interpersonal... more

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Competence – Ethical Standard 2 for Psychologists

Ethics

Readings on Ethics for Psychologists Read Standard 2 Ethical Notes Changes in Standard 2 This section is largely unchanged as well, but additions were made to expand the scope of the code and removed some conflicts. Psychologists may now provide some services in emergency situations, and in underserved areas in which the options are limited to lower quality services or no services at all. In the past, psychologists were sometimes caught in the ethical bind of either offering services with a... more

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Resolving Ethical Issues – Ethical Standard 1 for Psychologists

Ethics

Readings on Ethics for Psychologists APA Ethics Code – Standard 1 Ethics Notes Changes in Standard 1There were few changes here. One big addition though was that psychologists do not deny employment or benefits to another psychologist solely because they have been the subject of an ethics complaint. This would seem to stem from the legalistic nature of our society, and the increasing roles and risks for complaints psychologists face. Resolving Ethical IssuesThese sections of Standard 1... more

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General Principles of the APA Ethics Code for Psychologists

Ethics

Readings on Ethics for Psychologists The APA Ethics Code – General Principles What Are Ethical Principles? This section consists of General Principles. General Principles, as opposed to Ethical Standards, are aspirational in nature. Their intent is to guide and inspire psychologists toward the very highest ethical ideals of the profession. General Principles, in contrast to Ethical Standards, do not represent obligations and should not form the basis for imposing sanctions. Relying upon General... more

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Introduction and Preamble to the APA Ethics Code for Psychologists

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Readings on Ethics for Psychologists APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of ConductRules and ProceduresAPA’s council adopts a new Ethics Code 10 ways practitioners can avoid frequent ethical pitfalls Read the APA Ethics Code – IntroductionRead the APA Ethics Code – Preamble Notes on Ethics So, why do we have an ethics code? Having an Ethical Code is what establishes our field as a profession. In having an ethical code, we are stating an expectation for our own... more

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