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Ethics Code
-Published in 1953
-Surveyed different psychologists, mailed back critical incidents(problems they come into during sessions)
-Analyzed by committee
-NOT enforceable, aspirations for therapists
6 General Principles
1. Competence
2. Integrity
3. Professional/Scientific Responsibility
4. Respect for people's rights/dignity
5. Concern for others welfare
6. Social responsibility
know limits of expertise and techniques (taking a child patient)
-need for ongoing education
honest, fair, respectful of other people, own values and needs don't interfere with P's views, Dual relationship cannot exist
Professional/scientific responsibility
Accepting responsibility for behavior
-P switches T's, get their file and learn more about them
- Don't do anything to make people look down on T's
-T's concerned with colleagues ethicalness
Respect for peoples rights/dignity
Privacy and confidentiality(principles and standards)
-cultural, individual, race, gender, respect
Concern for others welfare
T won't exploit/mislead people after therapy. ex. write book on P without asking. see them on the street and make it known that they were in therapy
Social Responsibility
Make public aware of knowledge and new techniques discovered
-T should work to midigate human suffering
-Contribute professional time for little or no personal profit
Ethical Standards
Enforceable rules of conduct enforced by APA and used by other organizations (state courts)
-Pass a test to become licensed psychologist and practice without supervision
-P can lose job if they do something unethical(sleep with P)
General Standards
Rules that prohibit discrimination and harassment maintaining competence, record keeping and fees (no bartering, multiple relationships with P, avoid prof. relationship if a preexisting relationship exists)
Rules about structuring, conduct, sexual relations and accepting clients with which you've had sexual relations
-don't accept gifts
-don't engage in sexual intimacies with clients
-don't accept people that have had sexual relations with
-don't engage in inimacies with former clients for 2 years after therapy in unusual circumstances, must be able to explain why its ok to a board