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Mental Health and the Law

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

Ethics and legal issues

1-Analyze and explain the relationship between ethics and the law in the field of counseling. how could you explain the interplay between the two? 2-Analyze the historical and philosophical relevance of ethical codes to contemporary practice, specifically in an area of juvenile counseling. 3-Analyze the evolving connecti

Discuss confidentiality and informed consent in family counseling.

-What are your responsibilities regarding informed consent and confidentiality when working with a family? Cite specific ethical standards and state laws that are relevant here. -What would be important to discuss with this family about the counseling process during the first session? -How would you know whether this informat

Ethics and Confidentiality in Couples Counseling

-What is your responsibility in this case? From an ethical and legal standpoint, how you would handle the disclosure about the wife's affair? Refer to specific legal and ethical standards to support your decision. -How would the counselor's values, beliefs, and biases affect your reaction to this disclosure, any decision you

Ethics and Diagnosis

Based on the case below: -what are the ethical and legal issues in this case? -specific ethical standards and state laws that would apply here -Are there cases where a therapist might also be justified in omitting or minimizing the diagnosis that is placed in a client's records or submitted to third-party payers? Support y

Mental illness as a legal concept

Explain the following statement: "Mental illness is not synonymous with psychological disorder." What are the implications of mental illness as a legal concept?

Environmental psychology

Implications for the future and the relationship between psychology and preservation of the environment. Economic, political, and legal barriers that exists for overcrowding and how these barriers can be overcome.

Confidentially: legality and ethics

Discuss instances when confidentiality can NOT be legally and ethically maintained. In those situations when one cannot maintain confidentiality, how might disclosure be best done to minimize harm to the client?

Two legal issues associated with psychological testing

What are at least two legal issues associated with psychological testing? I just need some direction with this one, there is a second part to this question which I can answer on my own I am just needing help narrowing the field to 2 legal issues and a short description of these issues.

Legal Aspects and Competence of Professional Psychology

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

Legal Aspects of Professional Psychology - short essay answer

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

Legal and Ethical Standards in Psychology

What is the difference between legal and ethical standards in the field of psychology? Do you feel that one type of standard is more important than the other? Why or why not?