An updated version of "Ethical Conflicts in Psychology"--a handbook designed to guide psychologists facing ethical quandaries--is now available from APA. Written by psychologist and attorney Donald N. Bersoff, PhD, JD, the third edition takes into account recent events affecting psychologists, including:
APA's new Ethics Code, which went into effect on June 1.
Revisions to the Rules and Procedures APA's Ethics Committee uses to adjudicate complaints, published in August 2002.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which went into effect in April.
Widely adopted as a textbook in graduate training programs, the book includes excerpts from relevant journal articles, books, court proceedings, government policies, organizational guidelines and other source material to illustrate ethical principles and decision-making.
A few of the topics broached: confidentiality; multiple relationships; psychological assessment; therapy and other interventions; forensic settings; business settings; and research, teaching and supervision.
For more information or to order, contact the APA Order Department at (800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5510; TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123; Web site: Apa Books.
--D. SMITH BAILEY