Course Objective:

The course will cover the relationship between ethical standards and legal issues regarding practicing psychology and also in the field of research. This course will also guide the students about the application of ethical concepts and awareness of legal issues regarding professional activities with individuals, groups, and organizations. It would also demonstrate basic knowledge of the principles of the APA Ethical Principles and code of conduct.

Course content

This course will include knowledge of professional ethics and standards of practice that apply to counseling and the practice of marriage & family therapy, knowledge of policies and procedures of the practice setting, the process of making an ethical decisions, recognition of the ethical dilemmas in practice setting. It would also include ability to recognize when clinical supervision or legal consultation is necessary and also the issues related to ethics, laws, regulations, professional standards regarding APA.

Recommended books

  1. American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th Ed.).
  2. Tribe, R. & Morrissey, J. (2005). Handbook of Professional and Ethical Practice for Psychologist, Counselors and Psychotherapists.
  3. Stanley, B., Joan, H. & Melton , B., G. (1996). Research ethics: A psychological Approach. University of Nebraska press.