Course: Ethics Desk Reference for Psychologists
by Jeffrey Barnett, PsyD and W. Brad Johnson, PhD
The Ethics Desk Reference for Psychologists is an easy-to-use pocket guide that aids psychologists in identifying and avoiding ethical dilemmas. Barnett and Johnson provide a jargon-free summary of each section of the APA Ethics Code, note common dilemmas and conflicts that are associated with each section, and offer practical suggestions for preventing conflict and for promoting positive practice.
Additional resources are provided that will help psychologists to respond to ethical conflicts effectively. These include a model for ethical decision-making, a detailed checklist of what to do if you are facing an ethics complaint, recommendations for ethical practice when faced with high-risk situations, and a list of ethics resources. This compact desk reference is an essential resource for all psychologists, trainees, and graduate students.
This useful commentary goes beyond a reiteration of the plain language of the code and prompts psychologist to consider how they can implement the letter and the spirit of the code into their daily practices.
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
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Bio: Jeffrey Barnett, PsyDJeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP, is a licensed mental health professional and a professor at Loyola University, Maryland. There, among other duties, he trains masters-level students in counseling psychology and advanced graduate students in the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor track. He has served on professional ethics committees, regularly publishes, and presents in the areas of ethics, legal and professional practice issues for mental health professionals. Additionally, he serves in various editorial capacities for a number of professional publications. His most recent book is Financial Success in Mental Health Practice: Essential Strategies and Tools (2008); with Steven Walfish).
Bio: W. Brad Johnson, PhDW. Brad Johnson, PhD, teaches in the counseling program in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University, where he is a faculty associate. He is also a professor at the US Naval Academy. He has authored more than 90 articles and book chapters, as well as 10 books, in the areas of ethical behavior, mentor relationships, and counseling. Among his most recent books are The Elements of Ethics (2008); with Charles Ridley), The Elements of Mentoring: Revised Edition (2008; also with Charles Ridley), and Write to the Top: How to Become a Prolific Academic (2007; with Carol Mullen).