Report on Torture Allegations Due by March

January 6, 2015

A Chicago lawyer has been hired to investigate allegations that the leadership of the American Psychological Association (APA) and... Read more...

Ethical Practice & The Challenge of Vicarious Trauma

January 6, 2015

Principle A: Beneficence and nonmaleficence: “Psychologists strive to be aware of the possible effect of their own physical and mental... Read more...

Competence for Execution: The Ethical Binds

January 6, 2015

In 1986, The United States Supreme Court decided Ford v. Wainwright, which declared that it was unconstitutional, a violation of the... Read more...

Informed Consent: Ethical challenges and opportunities

December 2, 2014

Along with the medical field, organized psychology has experienced a paradigm shift in recent years to one in which patients are expected... Read more...

Licensing mobility makes strides at ASPPB

September 10, 2014

A program initiated by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) in 2011 is showing great promise of standardizing... Read more...

Supreme Court rejects conversion therapy challenge in California; New Jersey to consider

September 10, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request in late June to hear a challenge to the California law prohibiting licensed psychologists... Read more...

Caution flags raised over ACA electronic records requirement

September 10, 2014

Washington, D.C. – If the nation’s new Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help mental health professionals increase their services,... Read more...

Book Review: Thought-provoking stories bring ethics home

September 10, 2014

Patricia Keith-Spiegel, Ph.D., has authored an intriguing and original book on professional ethics – Red Flags in Psychotherapy:... Read more...

Coping with disruptions in practice due to death or disability

September 10, 2014

Two stories from my experience demonstrate how devastating the aftermath can be for survivors if a mental health clinician has not... Read more...

Can Confidentiality be Maintained in Group Therapy?

July 21, 2014

Confidentiality is a cornerstone of healthy therapeutic relationships and effective treatment and is based upon the ethical principles... Read more...

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