A Portrait of Ethical Issues in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

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A Portrait of Ethical Issues in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

The field of psychology is a field that has constantly grown over the years, as a result of this growth the science of psychology is constantly changing. Researchers, scientists and experts in this field are constantly contributing new information on disorders and diagnosis in efforts to address the needs of an ever-changing world. New manuals and publications are continuously undergoing revision resulting in additional adaptation and modification of current ethical definitions. Since these methods are becoming more valid and compelling, the need for psychologist to adjust to these changes is crucial. Ethics are essential in all psychological fields, regardless of
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Psychologist should strive to aid the public in developing well-versed and knowledgeable judgments and choices concerning human behavior (APA, 2010).
For this literature review, the researcher has selected three peer reviewed articles that attempt to examine the concerns of ethical issues in the clinical and counseling psychology fields. The researcher will examine and summarize each of these articles and explain what makes each of them scholarly. The researcher will then attempt to compare and contrast each article and propose how these three articles could or could not be synthesized. In conclusion the researcher will discuss their interests on this particular subject.
In the first scholarly article which will be used as a primary focus in this paper, the author explores the social pressure and values of psychologists. Lee (1954) advocates, that the APA Committee on Ethical Standards for Psychology, adopted in September 1952, makes some differentiation among obligations psychologists hold as scientists, as teachers, as practitioners, and as citizens. The purpose of his analysis was to address certain roles of psychologists in particular and discuss social pressures associated with each role. For this article, Lee (1954) chose to view the roles of psychologists from a professional, economic and general perspective and how

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