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What are the most common ethical violations in clinical psychology? What do you think contributes to a clinician acting unethically?

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Informed Consent- The client needs to be fully aware of all treatment options, the nature of what's involved, the costs, and if any alternatives or other treatments in conjunction to traditional therapy are available. Furthermore, the therapist's level of experience and the client's rights during treatment need to be explored at the onset of treatment. If the client is not fully aware of all variables or does not consent with written documentation, it would be unethical practice to continue treatment.

Dual Relationship- The therapeutic relationship needs to be just that, "therapeutic". It would unethical practice for a therapist to engage in treatment with a client who is also their ...

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This posting deals with ethical violations in the psychology field. Informed consent, confidentiality, dual relationships, and so on, will be explored. The expert determines what contributes to a clinician acting unethically.