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    What is the difference between legal standards, ethical standards, and best practices? Please give examples of each.

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    *What is the difference between legal standards, ethical standards, and best practices? Please give examples of each.

    (a) Ethical standards are designed to protect the public, and guide the professional practice of practitioners and/or professionals in proving treatment or services. Standards are enforceable rules that practitioners must reference in their daily decision-making. For example, the American Psychological Association (APA, 2002) standards are guidelines emphasizing the behavior and ethical conduct that psychologists must adhere in their practices.

    An example of an ethical standard.

    Standard 3.05 (APA, 2002) sets forth clients focused on multiple relationships that prohibits clients being in a personal and professional relationship as the same time. Based on the standard," psychologist s refrain from "entering into a multiple relationship" if their clinical judgment would be impaired by this relationship. In other words, the ...

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