Ethical Pitfalls For Psychology Professionals

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read the Grenyer & Lewis (2012) “Prevalence, Prediction, and Prevention of Psychologist Misconduct” article and the APA Practice Central’s Professional Health and Well-being for Psychologists (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., Tips from Practitioners on Finding Work-Life Balance (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., and Tips for Self-Care (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. online articles.

Select two complaints presented in the Grenyer & Lewis article (see Table 1) and explain the ramifications of these violations applying the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to each situation. Assess the role of the APA in assisting psychology professionals in the identification of potential areas of misconduct. Describe and recommend a course of action to avoid these areas. Evaluate the contemporary role of psychology professionals and elaborate on the relationship between self-care and the issue of maintaining ethical principles and professional standards. Identify one or two self-care tips, tools, or suggested courses of action provided on the APA’s Self-care resources for psychologists (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.website that might address the issues which lead to the chosen complaints.

 

 

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Ethical Pitfalls for Psychology Professionals

Select two complaints presented in the Grenyer & Lewis article and explain the ramifications of these violations applying the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct

            Psychologists deal with vulnerable persons in the society, thus the need for them to be highly cautious on their jobs. However, some of them fail to adhere to the ethical code of code of conduct, thereby leading to complaints from the clients. One of the most serious unethical conduct by the psychologists is having inappropriate relationship with a patient. Psychiatrists are not required to undertake their duties professionally. For this reason, they are not expected to have intimate or personal relations with their clients.

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