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"In his latest book, Tom Nagy offers psychologists valuable lessons in ethical "orienteering." He begins by defining four points of our professional moral compass–competence, informed consent, confidentiality, and avoidance of harm and exploitation. Then he provides several decision-making maps and guides the reader through challenging, realistic ethical dilemmas in clinical, research, and education territories. This book reminds us that ethical practice is a career-long journey; I highly recommend it.—Janet L Sonne, PhD, Independent Clinical and Forensic Practice; Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Loma Linda University, Huntington Beach, CA; Fellow of the American Psychological Association" Thomas Nagy's most recent book is replete with practical, accessible, and sound ethical guidance and wisdom. Straightforward explanations of basic ethical concepts provide a foundation on which he constructs sophisticated ethical analyses of issues arising in clinical, research, supervisory, training, and consultative settings. Compelling real-life vignettes illustrating applications of ethics codes and laws are seamlessly woven throughout the book, reflecting virtually every area of psychologists' work. This book is a gift to students and seasoned professionals alike.—Janet T Thomas, PsyD, Independent Practice, Saint Paul, MN; Adjunct Faculty, Argosy University, Twin Cities and the University of Saint Thomas, Minneapolis, MN; author, The Ethics of Supervision and Consultation: Practical Guidance for Mental Health Professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433808630
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 8/15/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction 3

I Introduction to Ethics in Psychology and the American Psychological Association Ethics Code 7

1 Thinking Critically About Ethics 9

2 A Brief History and Overview of the APA Ethics Code 29

3 The General Ethical Principles of Psychologists 49

II General Ethical Concepts Applicable to All Psychologists 65

4 Competence 67

5 Informed Consent 89

6 Privacy and Confidentiality 105

7 Avoiding Harm and Exploitation 127

III Ethical Decision Making in Practice, Research, and Teaching 145

8 Approaches to Ethical Decision Making 147

9 Ethics in Psychological Assessment 171

10 Ethics in Psychotherapy 185

11 Ethics in Research and Publication 199

12 Ethics in Teaching, Training, and Supervision 217

References 227

Index 239

About The Author 251

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