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Ethics in Psychology

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Discuss a specific ethical dilemma in relation to the Ethical Standards of Human Service Professionals in which you will experience little difficulty due to a concordance between ethical practice and your personal belief system.

Discuss a specific ethical dilemma in relation to the Ethical Standards of Human Service Professionals in which you either anticipate difficulty, or have experienced difficulty, in ethical practice due to a conflict or discordance between ethical practice and your personal values

The Ethical Standards of Human Service Professionals can be found on the following website: www.apa.org/ethics/code2002.html

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Please now I will personally experience little difficulty in the area of Boundaries of Competence. Since my personal beliefs fully support that I am only able to offer knowledge based on my own training, I do not foresee myself trying to give expertise in an area such as physical health. If a client is experiencing paranoia or hearing voices, I can treat the client.

However, if the client also has increased heart rates or migraines, I cannot ethically try to treat the patient's physical problems since it is outside my area of expertise and training.

Another area where I foresee little difficulty is in the area of providing Services in Emergencies. Since I will be trained as a competent professional, I know to expect the unexpected in terms of emergencies. I a client attempts suicide, I know that I can handle the situation ...

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