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Ethical issues in dealing with an agitated patient

Using the case study below, please help me with applying the ethical model as developed with Canadian Code of Ethics (applying all 10 steps). Please cite all relevant standards and codes, both from the Canadian Code, and from the APA The case study is as follows: You have been working with a patient for a few weeks, when s

Additional Reliable Sources Needed for Client Records and their Protection

I have found the following reliable sources of information that I would consult when creating my practice with regard to client records and their protection. 1. 2010 APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct 2. APA Record Keeping Guidelines 2008 3. APA Division 29 Telepsychology Guidelines However I nee

Decision-Making Ethical Model

Can someone help me with the following case study? I need help explaining the ethical dilemmas using Fisher's Eight Step Ethical Decision-Making Model attached. By using the Steps can you help me with what would be the possible outcome of each individual and what are the benefits and limitations of this model?

Ethical Issues in Special Contexts

Discuss the ethical issues that arise when working in whichever special context or contexts you have selected- in this case, in psychotherapy with children. What steps might a professional take to limit or avoid related ethical dilemmas? What resources could a professional use to help in resolving these ethical dilemmas?

Informed consent, deception, debriefing, IRB approval

In your own words, briefly describe the concepts of informed consent, deception, debriefing, IRB approval, protection from harm, and confidentiality (ABA students should also include any relevant information from the BACB guidelines for responsible conduct and disciplinary standards documents). How could you incorporate these di

The Legal Aspects of Professional Psychology

I need to examine the legal aspects of professional psychology. As a part of your examination I need to address the following items: 1) Explain the importance of maintaining confidentiality in the therapeutic relationship 2) Explain the role of competence in professional psychology

Ethical Principles and Conduct for Psychologists

This person reviewed the ethical principles and code of conduct for Psychologists that also apply to other forms of mental health practitioners on the American Psychological Association In your opinion, do you believe that their discussion has any value on the subject of ethical and legal responsibilities? Why or why not?

Understanding the importance of confidentiality between therapist and patient.

Confidentiality is one of the most significant ethical and legal issues in the field of mental health. Clients/patients rely on this confidentiality when they share their personal issues with the therapist. Briefly discuss and share your thoughts and viewpoint on this discussion. Do you agree or disagree with this discussion?

Ethical Legal Decision Making

Ethical legal decision making provides a structure for addressing ethical legal issues that have an impact on counseling. It must be emphasized that throughout the decision making process it is critical to consult when necessary and to document all significant activities and events as consultations and treatments efforts. The fo

Issues of confidentiality in the field of mental health

Confidentiality is one of the most significant ethical and legal issues in the field of mental health. Clients/patients rely on this confidentiality when they share their personal issues with the therapist. 1) Discuss one issue such as informed consent relating to child and adolescent counselling that might arise if that con

Confidentiality in the field of Mental Health

Confidentiality is one of the most significant ethical and legal issues in the field of mental health. Clients/patients rely on this confidentiality when they share their personal issues with the therapist. 1) According to the American Psychological Association (2013), "psychologists have a primary obligation and take reason

Ethics Awareness Inventory in Psychology

Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary of your findings. As a part of your summary, be sure to address the following items: - Explain the importance of understanding your own personal ethical perspective. - Analyze the relationship between personal and professional ethics in the field of psychology.

Legal Points of Professional Psychology

- Analyze the legal issues related to informed consent and refusal. - Evaluate the legal issues associated with assessment, testing, and diagnosis in professional psychology. - Explain the importance and challenges of maintaining confidentiality in the therapeutic relationship. - Explain how professional competence plays

Incompetent or Insanity

If insanity is biological in nature or has a biological aspect, should people be charged with crimes they have committed if they are found to be incompetent or "insane"? Why or why not? for example the legal term "not guilty by reason of insanity."

Legal Ethical Issues

Please provide your thoughts about how various legal guidelines and ethics codes influence diagnosis and assessment in general. Reference at least one potential conflict between laws in the state of Maryland state and ethical guidelines, and explain how you might address the conflict.

Counselling Ethics and Legal Issues

Provide a brief description of two foundational definitions related to counselling ethics and legal issues. Then analyze how each term is reflected in ethical "best practices," including working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Be specific and use examples.

Ethical and Legal Responsibilities for the DSM-5

Can someone help me with an explanation of one ethical and one legal responsibility related to the release of the DSM-5 as well as help me explain at least one anticipated change in the DSM-IV-TR? Also, why is the revision of the DSM-IV-TR controversial?

Legal and Ethical Issues Concerning Workplace Drug Testing

Discuss the types of drug tests, such as urinalysis and sweat tests, and the reliability of those methods. Discuss the types of drug testing programs, such as mandatory and voluntary. Discuss the appropriateness of certain testing programs for specific environments. Discuss who to test and why. Discuss some of the ethical an

Mental Health Policies Impacting Children

Select at least one mental health policy or piece of legislation passed within the last few years that is relevant today. Discuss the overall impact of this policy or legislation on child or adolescent domains of development.

Limits of Confidentiality: Illinois

Describe the limits of confidentiality as required by Illinois laws. How do these compare to the requirements of the APA ethics code? How would you explain these to future clients in words they can understand?

legal issues

Select two ethical, legal, and/or professional issues and reflect on how they might impact a counselor's court testimony and/or a counselor's work with clients. give a brief description of each of the ethical, legal, or professional issues you selected. Explain how each might affect court testimony from a counselor working wi

ethical and legal standards for testing

Using information in the APA (2000) and APA (2009) articles on responsibilities and rights of test takers and test users, discuss why it is important to have ethical and legal standards for testing. What knowledge, skills, and abilities are necessary for competent test use? What are the standards regarding confidentiality and pr

Redmond v. Jaffee Supreme Court Ruling is explicated.

I am curious to know: 1. What was the result of the Redmond v. Jaffee Supreme Court Ruling? How is Redmond v Jaffee different from Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California? What affect did this ruling have on the concept of privileged communication? 2. What is the difference between legal standards, ethical standar

Ethical and legal practices

Evaluate how adherence to ethical and legal practice can influence social change. You may share how you developed a sense of right and wrong. Who/what influenced your moral and ethical development? What experiences contributed to your personal and professional beliefs? Are your personal and professional beliefs congruent?

What are the legal implications of the NCLB Act?

Offer some thoughts on the legal implications of the no child left behind act based upon the APA ethical principles. This would include the legal implications in terms of children, parents, teachers and the school systems.

Landmark Legal Cases' Implications for the Counseling Field

Landmark legal cases related to counseling and psychotherapy have led to changes in prevailing federal and state statutes and case law. The understanding of the core issues inherent in these significant cases as well as their implications for the counseling profession is important. Additionally, it is imperative to keep abreast

Managing Ethical and Legal Obligation

Case Study Mark is a licensed professional counselor who has been counseling Paul, who is going through a divorce, for 3 months. Paul has been married for 9 years and two young children: Monica 7, and Jeffrey 3. During his session with Mark, Paul discloses that, after he moved out the family home 4 months ago, he had a brief