Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada, Revised and Expanded Edition

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Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada, Revised and Expanded Edition

In this new edition of the groundbreaking Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada, content is both revised and expanded. Continuing to fill a vital need for a Canadian textbook, the authors focus on major ethical issues faced by psychologists, including obtaining consent, protecting confidentiality, helping without harming, providing services across cultures, promoting social justice, and conducting research, while incorporating the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists. Each chapter includes case studies for practicing ethical decision-making, and a reflective journal to provide an opportunity for awareness of personal motives and biases relevant to making ethical choices. Written primarily for students in professional psychology graduate programs, the book is also ideal for anyone preparing to practice in Canada or for experienced psychologists seeking to maintain or enhance their ethical knowledge, skills, and integrity.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front Cover 1
Title Page 4
Copyright Page 5
Dedication 6
Contents 8
Preface 12
Changes From the First Edition 12
Aims of this Edition 14
Acknowledgements 16
Introduction 18
Defining Ethics 18
Being Ethical 21
Getting the Most Out of This Book 23
Case Study: Compromised Consultant 27
1 Understanding Ethical Systems 30
Case Study: A Client in Need 31
Four Foundational Ethical Systems 33
The Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists 38
Summary 42
Discussion Questions 43
Your Reflective Journal 43
Case Study: Professor Under Pressure 45
Case Study: Negative Outcomes 46
Case Study: Reluctant Parolee 47
Recommended Reading 48
2 Meeting Professional Standards 50
Case Study: A Psychologist by Any Other Name 51
The Nature of Professional Standards 53
Professional Accountability 56
Anatomy of a Complaint 59
Regulating Ourselves 60
Summary 62
Discussion Questions 62
Your Reflective Journal 63
Case Study: One Too Many 64
Case Study: Assessments Under the Table 65
Case Study: Meddling Misogynist 66
Recommended Reading 67
3 Appreciating Legal Expectations 68
Case Study: Haines v. Bellissimo 69
Characteristics of the Legal System 70
Areas of Law 71
Negligence 73
Relationships and Consequences Relevant to Legal Expectations 75
Summary 80
Discussion Questions 80
Your Reflective Journal 80
Case Study: R.G. v Christison (1996) 82
Case Study: Said Too Much 83
Case Study: Wrong Man 84
Recommended Reading 85
4 Making Ethical Decisions 86
Case Study: Child Abuse 87
Making Ethical Decisions Via the CPA Process 90
Summary 98
Discussion Questions 99
Your Reflective Journal 99
Case Study: Offender Treating Offenders 100
Case Study: Deinstitutionalized 101
Case Study: Need to Know? 102
Recommended Reading 103
5 Obtaining Consent 104
Case Study: Parental Refusal 105
Duties and Virtues Underlying Consent 107
Relationships and Consequences Relevant to Consent 107
Summary 116
Discussion Questions 117
Your Reflective Journal 117
Case Study: Eternal Soul 118
Case Study: Mind Reader 119
Case Study: On His Own Terms 120
Recommended Reading 121
6 Protecting Confidentiality 122
Case Study: Marital Secrets 123
Duties and Virtues Underlying Confidentiality 125
Relationships and Consequences Relevant to Confidentiality 126
Summary 133
Discussion Questions 134
Your Reflective Journal 134
Case Study: Cooking the Books 135
Case Study: Troubled Student 136
Case Study: Whose Records 137
Recommended Reading 138
7 Helping Without Harming 140
Case Study: To Treat or Not to Treat? 141
Duties and Virtues Underlying Helping Without Harming 144
Relationships and Consequences Relevant to Helping Without Harming 146
Summary 152
Discussions Questions 153
Your Reflective Journal 153
Case Study: Recovering Alcoholic 154
Case Study: Revitalized Professor 155
Case Study: An Epiphany 156
Recommended Reading 157
8 Maintaining Professional Boundaries 158
Case Study: The Dating Game 159
Duties and Virtues Underlying Boundaries 162
Relationships and Consequences Relevant to Boundaries 163
Summary 170
Discussion Questions 171
Your Reflective Journal 171
Case Study: New Business Partner 172
Case Study: Custody Dispute 173
Case Study: Nobody Does It Better 174
Recommended Reading 175
9 Providing Services Across Cultures 176
Case Study: Hearing Voices 177
Duties and Virtues Underlying Cross-Cultural Practice 179
Relationships and Consequences Relevant to Cross-Cultural Practice 181
Summary 188
Discussion Questions 189
Your Reflective Journal 189
Case Study: Real-world Assesment 191
Case Study: Protection for Whom? 192
Case Study: The Cost of Friendship 193
Recommended Reading 194
10 Promoting Social Justice 196
Case Study: The Disruptive Student 197
Duties and Virtues Underlying Social Justice 199
Relationships and Consequences Relevant to Social Justice 200
Summary 208
Discussion Questions 209
Your Reflective Journal 209
Case Study: A Good Night's Sleep 210
Case Study: Thriving Practice 211
Case Study: Banality of Evil? 212
Recommended Reading 213
11 Conducting Research 214
Case Study: Assisted Suicide 215
Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans 217
Duties and Virtues Underlying Research 219
Relationships and Consequences Relevant to Research 221
Summary 227
Discussion Questions 228
Your Reflective Journal 228
Case Study: So Close 229
Case Study: Safe Youth 230
Case Study: Proposal with Potential 231
Recommended Reading 232
References 234
Index 252
About the Authors 266