Ethical Conflicts in Psychology

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Donald N. Bersoff
American Psychological Association, Jan 1, 2008 - Psychology - 608 pages
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The fourth edition of the classic volume Ethical Conflicts in Psychology, a perennial best seller, describes the fundamental ethical dilemmas embedded in the psychologist's array of roles assessor, treater, and researcher. The author updates readers on such complex issues as the duty-to-protect, multiple relationships, privacy, privileged communication, and the treatment of minors and clients with HIV/AIDS, particularly with regard to confidentiality. More than 20 articles published since 2003, and additional commentaries, have been added on topics such as performing assessments, providing therapy, and conducting research on the Internet; navigating the federal regulations governing the transmission of health care records electronically under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); responding to requests for "raw data" from parents, insurers, and attorneys; testifying as an expert witness; becoming involved in military interrogations; and practicing ethically under the boundaries of managed care. Material has been excerpted from a wide variety of publications to illuminate the most salient points related to ethics. Excerpts are linked to original commentary that highlights opposing viewpoints, poses lively discussion questions, offers numerous vignettes, and suggests additional readings. First published in 1995, Ethical Conflicts in Psychology quickly became a definitive and valued comprehensive resource. Widely adopted as a textbook in graduate psychology courses in ethics and continuing education development, this innovative volume presents readers with over 100 different perspectives on crucial ethical issues and offers possible solutions from an expert ethics educator, psychologist, and former APA general counsel.

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Donald N. Bersoff: Dude! Paul S. Appelbaum MD as an author on ethics is an "ethical conflict in psychology"! He is highly UNETHICAL. Appelbaum has clinically compromising Asperger's disorder. Write about that....Licker.

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I've only read 20 pages and it's already too long and overly verbose. Read full review


A Short History of the Development of APAs Ethics Codes
Ethics Codes and the Difficulty of Drawing a Boundary

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Donald N. Bersoff lives in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

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