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Legal Aspects of Professional Psychology

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O Analyze the legal issues related to informed consent and refusal.
o Evaluate the legal issues associated with assessment, testing, and diagnosis in professional psychology.
o Explain the importance of maintaining confidentiality in the therapeutic relationship.
o Explain the role of competence in professional psychology.
o Evaluate the influence of both legislation and case law on professional psychology.

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Analyze the legal issues related to informed consent and refusal.

Informed consent or agreement to participating in, undergoing therapy, is legally binding and is necessary to obtain, before therapy can be conducted by a professional counselor/ psychologist or therapist.

Refusal to under go therapy can cause legal actions, only when law as in a court decision made therapy and counseling essential for probation period, in case of a person who may have committed a crime.

Therefore, both getting into therapy sessions and attempting to get out of them, has binding legal parameters. When people seek therapy or counseling privately, it is different. Since, both the therapist can request to the patient to go to another therapist if the client-therapist relation is not working for the best and the client can indicate that s/he no longer want to attend the sessions.

o Evaluate the legal issues associated with assessment, testing, and diagnosis in professional psychology.

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Resources are provided to suggest some legal issues related to informed consent and refusal.

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