Practical Ethics for Psychologists

by ; ;
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2017-05-15
Publisher(s): AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC
List Price: $63.95

Buy New

Usually Ships in 5-7 Business Days
$63.63

Rent Textbook

Select for Price
There was a problem. Please try again later.

Rent Digital eBook

Online: 180 Days
Downloadable: 180 Days
$47.21
Online: 365 Days
Downloadable: 365 Days
$53.96
Online: 1825 Days
Downloadable: Lifetime Access
$57.33
$47.21

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

This item is being sold by an Individual Seller and will not ship from the Online Bookstore's warehouse. The Seller must confirm the order within two business days. If the Seller refuses to sell or fails to confirm within this time frame, then the order is cancelled.

Please be sure to read the Description offered by the Seller.

Summary

Guided by the American Psychological Association’s “Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct,” this book illustrates how psychologists can actualize their ethical acumen in their daily work.

Truly ethical behavior requires more than simply avoiding action by a disciplinary body. For psychologists, behaving ethically is a positive goal that involves striving to reach our highest ethical ideals. Knapp, VandeCreek, and Fingerhut provide short sketches illustrating the standards that psychologists must follow, and show how psychologists can actualize their personal values and ethical acumen in their daily work. The authors discuss a variety of ethically tricky areas for psychologists, including patient confidentiality, inappropriate relationships with patients, financial issues, informed consent, and forensic and legal issues. Readers will learn how to attend to their emotional well-being, how to use risk-reduction strategies as well as a five-step decision-making model for difficult ethical quandaries, and how to base their professional conduct on overarching ethical values.

This third edition of Practical Ethics for Psychologists includes new findings on the science of morality and recommendations for working with morally diverse clients, and covers ethical issues regarding the use of social media and other online communications.

Author Biography

Samuel Knapp, EdD, ABPP, is the director of professional affairs for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. He has written or edited 16 books and about 100 articles and made almost 400 professional presentations on ethics and other professional issues. He was the editor-in-chief of the APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology (2012). He holds a diplomate in counseling psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, and he is a fellow of APA, Division 31 (State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs).

Leon D. VandeCreek, PhD, ABPP, is professor emeritus in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University. He has authored or edited more than 20 books and about 200 articles and professional presentations. He was an associate editor of the APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology (2012). He holds a diplomate in clinical psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, and he is a fellow of several divisions of APA. In 2005, he served as president of APA Division 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy).

Randy Fingerhut, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology at La Salle University and the director of La Salle University's PsyD program in clinical psychology. Dr. Fingerhut is a fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has been practicing cognitive–behavioral therapy as a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania for more than 15 years. His research interests include perinatal mood anxiety disorders and self-care for graduate students. Dr. Fingerhut has taught ethics within La Salle's doctoral program and has presented workshops on ethical decision making for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
  1. The Legal Floor and Positive Ethics
  2. Foundations of Ethical Behavior
  3. Ethical Decision Making
  4. Competence
  5. Informed Consent, Empowered Collaboration, and Shared Decision Making
  6. Boundaries and Multiple Relationships
  7. Confidentiality, Privileged Communications, and Record Keeping
  8. Life-Endangering Patients
  9. Forensic Psychology
  10. Assessment
  11. Special Topics
  12. Business Issues
  13. Psychologists As Educators
  14. Consultation and Clinical Supervision
  15. Research and Scholarship
Afterword
References
Index
About the Authors

An electronic version of this book is available through VitalSource.

This book is viewable on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and most smartphones.

By purchasing, you will be able to view this book online, as well as download it, for the chosen number of days.

A downloadable version of this book is available through the eCampus Reader or compatible Adobe readers.

Applications are available on iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and Windows Mobile platforms.

Please view the compatibility matrix prior to purchase.