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Decoding the Ethics Code : A Practical Guide for Psychologists, 2nd Edition

Author: Celia B. Fisher

Course Created: 2009

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 9 hours
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Course Summary

Decoding the Ethics Code provides an in-depth look at the 2002 American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Each of the 10 Standards is discussed in a straightforward manner. Ethical conduct is examined for practitioners, researchers and teachers.

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Course Syllabus

  1. 1. A Code of Ethics for Psychology: How Did We Get Here?
  2. The Introduction, Preamble, General Principles: What Do They Mean?
  3. The APA Ethics Code and Ethical Decision Making
  4. Ethical Standards for Resolving Ethical Issues
  5. Ethical Standards on Competence
  6. Standards on Human Relations
  7. Ethical Standards on Privacy and Confidentiality
  8. Ethical Standards on Advertising and Other Public Statements
  9. Ethical Standards on Record Keeping and Fees
  10. Ethical Standards on Education and Training
  11. Ethical Standards on Research and Publication
  12. Ethical Standards on Assessment
  13. Ethical Standards on Therapy

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the development of the Ethics Code.
  • Describe standards on privacy and confidentiality.
  • Explain standards on research.
  • Describe standards on therapy.
  • Explain ethical standards on competence.
  • Discuss ethical standards of assessment.


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