Professional Conduct and Discipline in Psychology

Pages: 330
Item #: 4317730
ISBN: 978-1-55798-372-5
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Copyright: 1996
Format: Softcover
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The complex, multifaceted process of psychology regulation in the United States and in Canada gets a comprehensive treatment in this much-needed resource volume. Both present and future psychologists will increase their understanding, awareness, and appreciation of the profession, including its historical and legal contexts; its standards for education and training, credentialing, and discipline; and the ways in which practitioners can avoid common problems and maintain professional conduct in daily practice.

Psychologists at all levels will increase their understanding of the rationale and methodology of psychology regulation and will heighten their awareness of common areas of professional misconduct. Chapters deconstruct and compare the codes of professional conduct while providing an extensive review of laws and regulations affecting practice and of the enforcement of codes of conduct. An exhaustive chronology of the profession of psychology and its training models provides an historical context and deeper insight into the ways in which today's psychology evolved. The text presents a strategy for self-assessment which will increase practitioners' self-awareness of ethical behavior.

Table of Contents


About the Authors


  1. The History of Ethical Codes and Licensure
    —Carole Sinclair, Norma P. Simon, and Jean L. Pettifor
  2. Education and Training
    —Robert M. Tipton
  3. Licensing, Certification, Registration, Chartering, and Credentialing
    —Teréz Rétfalvi and Norma P. Simon
  4. A Comparison of Codes of Professional Conduct and Ethics
    —Carole Sinclair
  5. Common Problem Areas and Their Causes Resulting in Disciplinary Actions
    —Christa Peterson
  6. Maintaining Professional Conduct in Daily Practice
    —Jean L. Pettifor
  7. Enforcement of Codes of Conduct by Regulatory Boards and Professional Associations
    —Randolph P. Reaves
  8. Laws That Affect the Practice of Psychology
    —Randolph P. Reaves and James R. P. Ogloff
  9. Liability for Professional Misconduct
    —Randolph P. Reaves and James R. P. Ogloff
  10. Future Trends
    —Larry J. Bass


  1. Criteria for Listing in The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
  2. Criteria for Listing in the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
  3. Criteria for Fellow of the APA
  4. ASPPB Code of Conduct
  5. APA Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct
  6. Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists
  7. Comparison of ASPPB Code Requirements With Requirements of APA and CPA Codes
  8. APA Record Keeping Guidelines
  9. Professional Conduct and Discipline in Psychology Self-Evaluation
    —Christa Peterson
  10. Guidelines for the Practice of Psychology: An Annotated Bibliography
  11. Ethical Decision Making using the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologist
  12. Ethical Decision Making Using the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct