PSY 310; Week 5 Notes (2/16)
PSY 310; Week 5 Notes (2/16) PSY 310
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brianna on Sunday February 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 310 at Colorado State University taught by Richards in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 26 views. For similar materials see Basic Counseling Skills in Psychlogy at Colorado State University.
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Date Created: 02/21/16
Professional Ethics Codes ● What do ethical codes address/provide? ○ encourage members to act in responsible manner ○ ensure quality care ○ encourage members to contribute to society through their work ○ do not provide the “right” answer General Ethical Principles ● Autonomy: right of both the consumer and the provider to make choices and take actions, provided the results do not adversely affect others ● Beneficence: intent “to do good” by helping and promoting growth in others ● Nonmaleficence: “above all, do no harm”, includes conscious/unconscious error ● Justice: fairness or assurance of equality of opportunities and resources for all people ● Fidelity: keeping promises and being trustworthy in relationships with others ● Integrity: telling the truth Ethical Standards relevant to Clinical/Counseling Psychologists ● relationships ● avoid assumptions ● confidentiality ● informed consent ● empirically supported treatment ● advertising ● personal boundaries ● competence ● debriefing Trends in Ethical Complaints ● APA: complaints decreasing ● States: complaints increasing ● Malpractice Rates: remaining steady over 20 years ● difficult to asses ○ different reporting requirements (states/APA) ● estimated 2% of licensed psychologists subject to licensing board complaint annually Common Ethical Dilemmas ● APA Ethics Committee ○ Most frequent types of complaints ■ sexual relationships with adult clients ■ nonsexual dual relationships ■ insurance/fee problems ■ child custody evaluation issues ■ sexual relationships with minors ○ What happens ■ resign from APA ■ license revoked ● State Licensing Boards ○ Most frequent disciplinary actions ■ unprofessional conduct ■ sexual misconduct ■ failure to maintain adequate or accurate records ■ negligence ■ conviction of a crime ○ What happens ■ license revoked
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