Ethics in psychology: professional standards and cases

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Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Jul 1, 1995 - Psychology - 522 pages
CEASE PROMOTION OF THIS BOOK AS OF 7/3/97!!!! Developed around the ethics code of the American Psychological Association, "Ethics in Psychology" heightens the awareness of ethical standards within psychology and shows how these standards apply to specific situations. Featuring more than 300 vignettes from actual case studies, this important volume encompasses a wide array of topics including fee setting, the ethics of sex therapy and behavior modification, advertising for clients, and professional burnout. Both preventive and prescriptive approaches to ethical issues are presented through decision-making strategies and information that assist in avoiding and deterring ethical misconduct. Summary guidelines at the end of each chapter serve as a thorough review as well as reliable guidelines for practice.

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Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, is Professor and Dean of the School for Health Studies at Simmons College (Boston). From 1971 through 2001 he served successively as an intern, post-doctoral fellow, and ultimately as Chief of Psychology at Boston's Children't Hospital and Judge Baker Children's Center.
During this period he also served as a full time faculty member (Associate Professor) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Koocher is a fellow of twelve divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the only
psychologist to have earned five specialty diplomas from the American Boards of Professional Psychology (Clinical, Clinical Child/Adolescent, Family, Forensic, and Health Psychology). He is currently Editor of the journal Ethics and Behavior and previously served as Editor of the Journal of
Pediatric Psychology and The Clinical Psychologist. He has published more than 150 articles and book chapters and authored or edited eight books.

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