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Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists
Issues, Questions, and Controversies

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January 2003 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"This carefully edited volume is comprehensive in its scope, ranging from ethical considerations in research to the ethics of working with gays and lesbians in psychotherapy to ethical issues in the use of animals in research. The two dozen chapters are carefully and clearly written and provide useful guidelines for resolving important questions and issues. But at least as significant, this book encourages the reader to think deeply about the many complex issues that are inherent to the study of behavior and efforts to make changes in people's lives. Sometimes unequivocal answers are elusive, but knowing what questions to ask surely enhances our scientific and applied efforts. A must read."

                                                            - Gerald Davison, University of Southern California

"The Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists provides a much needed review of the philosophical issues and unanswered questions raised by the Code of Ethics of the American Psychological Association. This book will make an excellent textbook for ethics courses in the social sciences. The coverage of topics makes the book appropriate to address the current movement for Responsible Conduct of Research, a movement that is likely to result in requiring all university personnel to have proficiency in the ethics of research, mentoring, and scholarship."

                                                                          -Arthur C. Houts, University of Memphis

The Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists provides comprehensive coverage of topics typically neglected in books on ethical issues in psychology. Rather than take ethical pronouncements as dogma not to be questioned but simply understood and observed, William T. O'Donohue and Kyle E. Ferguson encourage a questioning, critical attitude. Divided into four parts, this provocative text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational issues, professional issues, special topics, and special populations.

A distinguished group of scholars and researchers examine
  • Moral reasoning and the ethics of professional licensing
  • Confidentiality in psychotherapy
  • Fees and financial arrangements
  • The termination and referral of clients
  • The use of deception in research
  • Ethnic minority issues
  • Consent in the treatment and research of children

The Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists considers the compatibility of science and morality. Challenging readers to question the fundamental philosophical values of professional psychology, the editors and contributors inspire the ethical impulse and encourage active moral leadership.

An essential reference for professional and academic psychologists and counselors, the Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists is also an exceptional primary or supplementary reader for graduate students enrolled in courses on Ethics in Psychology and Ethics and Professional Concerns and for anyone considering the compatibility of science and morality.


 
Preface
William T. O'Donohue & Kyle E Ferguson (both of University of Nevada, Reno)
1. Introduction: Ethics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
 
PART I. FOUNDATIONS
Andrew Lloyd & John Hansen (both of University of Nevada, Reno)
2. Philosophical Foundations of Professional Ethics
Karl H. Henning (St. Francis Xavier University)

Karl H. Henning (St. Francis Xavier University)

Karl H. Henning (St. Francis Xavier University)

Karl H. Henning (St. Francis Xavier University)
3. Moral Reasoning
 
PART II. PSYCHOLOGY & PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
Ype H. Poortinga (Tilburg University & Catholic University of Leuven) & Karel A. Soudijn (Tilburg University)
4. Ethical Principles of the Psychology Profession & Professional Competence
William T. O'Donohue & Jeffrey A. Buchanan (both of University of Nevada, Reno)
5. The Mismeasure of Psychologists: A Review of the Psychometrics of Licensing Requirements
Gregory J. Hayes (University of Nevada, Reno)
6. Institutional Review Boards: Balancing Conflicting Values in Research
 
PART III. SPECIAL TOPICS
Nicholas A. Cummings (The Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Foundation)
7. Ethics and the Allocation of Healthcare
Robert Miranda, Jr. (Brown University) & Brian P. Marx (Oklahoma State University)
8. Fees and Financial Arrangements
Natalie M. Rice & Victoria M. Follette (both of University of Nevada, Reno)
9. The Termination & Referral of Clients
Derek Truscott & Lori Goodkey (both of University of Alberta)
10. Ethical Principles of the Psychology Profession and Involuntary Commitment
Janet Schank (Wilder Foundation Community Assistance Program) and Rachel Slater, Devjani Banerjee-Stevens, & Thomas M. Skovholt (all of University of Minnesota)
11. Ethics of Multiple & Overlapping Relationships
William C. Follette, Deborah Davis, Markus Kemmelmeier (all of University of Nevada, Reno)
12. Ideals & Realities in the Development & Practice of Informed Consent
Markus Kemmelmeier, Deborah Davis, & William C. Follette (all of University of Nevada, Reno)
13. Seven "Sins" of Misdirection? Ethical Controversies Surrounding the Use of Deception in Research
John P. Gluck, Jordan B. Bell, & Melody Pearson-Bish (all of University of New Mexico)
14. Confronting the Ethical Issues in the Use of Animals in Biomedical & Behavioral Research: The Search for Principles
Henry E. Adams (deceased) & Kristen A. Luscher (both of University of Georgia)
15. Ethical Considerations in Psychological Assessment
 
PART IV. SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Nancy E. Tribbensee, Charles D. Claiborn (both of Arizona State University)
16. Confidentiality in Psychotherapy and Related Contexts
Gordon C. Nagayama Hall (University of Oregon), Gayle Y. Iwamasa (University of Indianapolis), & Jessica N. Smith (University of Oregon)
17. Ethical Principles of the Psychology Profession & Ethnic Minority Issues
David W. Purcell, Stephanie Swann, & Sarah H. Herbert
18. Sexual Orientation & Professional Ethics
W. Lawrence Williams & Kevin D. Williams (both of University of Nevada, Reno)
19. Ethical Issues for Psychologists Working with Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Linda E. Weinberger & Shoba Sreenivasan (both of University of Southern California)
20. Ethical Principles of the Psychology Profession and Correctional Psychology
David F. Richards (University of Nevada, Reno)
21. The Central Role of Informed Consent in Ethical Treatment & Research with Children
Steven R. Thorp (Duke University Medical Center) & Alan E. Fruzzetti (University of Nevada, Reno)
22. Ethical Principles & Practice in Couple & Family Therapy
Susan Jacob-Timm (Central Michigan University)
23. Ethics and the School Psychologist
Jane E. Fisher & Craig Yury (both of University of Nevada, Reno)
24. Issues in the Ethical Treatment of Older Adults

"The
Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists provides a much needed
review of the philosophical issues and unanswered questions raised by the Code
of Ethics of the American Psychological Association. This book will make an
excellent textbook for ethics courses in the social sciences. The coverage of
topics makes the book appropriate to address the current movement for
Responsible Conduct of Research, a movement that is likely to result in
requiring all university personnel to have proficiency in the ethics of
research, mentoring, and scholarship."

Arthur C. Houts
University of Memphis

This carefully edited volume is
comprehensive in its scope, ranging from ethical considerations in research to
the ethics of working with gays and lesbians in psychotherapy to ethical issues
in the use of animals in research. The two dozen chapters are carefully and
clearly written and provide useful guidelines for resolving important questions
and issues. But at least as significant, this book encourages the reader to
think deeply about the many complex issues that are inherent to the study of
behavior and efforts to make changes in people’s lives. Sometimes unequivocal
answers are elusive, but knowing what questions to ask surely enhances our
scientific and applied efforts. A must read.

Gerald Davison
University of Southern California

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Curr Instruction Ed Psych Dept, Loyola University - Watertower
September 27, 2012
Key features
  • Covers topics typically neglected in books on ethical issues in psychology, such as moral reasoning and the ethics of professional licensing.
  • Encourages a questioning, critical attitude toward ethical issues and codes in an attempt to encourage active moral leadership.
  • Divided into four parts to provide students, researchers, and practitioners with coverage of foundational issues, professional issues, special topics, and special populations.

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