Principles of Psychologists
What do you see as the ethical issue or issues involved in the case study you reviewed? Cite the relevant elements within the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct to support your analysis.
What steps would you take to attempt to resolve the issue?
How can you apply the principles from the readings from Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional coursepack to the case study you chose?
How does this issue as well as the other standards in the APA code relate to your future career in psychology?
What is the difference between conducting research in the field of psychology and the informational interview you will conduct for this course?
What ethical principles are most applicable to your professional interview?
What will you do to ensure you adhere to ethical principles while conducting your interview?
If you have any trouble understanding ethical principles for information gathering or locating a person to interview, use this discussion to receive support from your peers and instructor to work through your challenges.
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School Psychology or ABA Situation
A 15-year-old high-school student has been seeing the school psychologist for social skills training sessions to help her develop better relationships with her peers. She shares that she has befriended a group of girls who have some things in common. She admits to the school psychologist that she engages in cutting behavior, as do her friends. She asks the school psychologist not to tell anyone because her parents do not know and it is helping her make friends at the school. She said that she is cutting her thighs so no one sees the marks. She said the cuts are not deep and that she is just doing it to be part of the group.
The school psychologist has never discussed confidentiality issues with the student and feels that the student is not suicidal. The student shares that she and her friends go on the Web and post about their experiences, so that she has a group of friends from all over the world. She is so happy to have friends and begs the school psychologist not to report the behavior. She shared that she is sure her parents and teachers do not know about the cutting behavior. She states that she will stop cutting if the school psychologist promises not to tell anyone. She noted that she really did not mean to tell the psychologist, but did so only because she was so happy to have made some friends and she wanted to share that with the psychologist.
What are the responsibilities of the psychologist? What should he or she do?
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