Mentally ill offenders isolated arbitrarily

March 14, 2014

Stephen Ragusea’s recent article raised a number of issues about prison mental health care. As a correctional practitioner, I can’t... Read more...

Assessing juveniles’ competence to stand trial

March 14, 2014

In criminal proceedings, forensic psychologists must at times address the competency of juvenile defendants to stand trial. As with... Read more...

Test security must be maintained

March 14, 2014

”So, here’s a scenario for you. A lawyer refers a male patient to a psychologist for evaluation. The psychologist says to the... Read more...

Ethics for psychologists: Legal, clinical and ethical implications of legalized marijuana

March 14, 2014

Recently the APA Ethics Office was approached with a question: What implications does the legalization of marijuana in two jurisdictions... Read more...

Ethical issues in assessing treating elite athletes

January 21, 2014

There has been a significant increase in interest among psychologists in providing clinical and sport psychology services to college,... Read more...

Legal pitfalls in treating borderline personality disorder

January 15, 2014

One reason why many therapists are reluctant to treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is fear of lawsuits. That fear... Read more...

Psychodynamic dangers in treating BPD

January 15, 2014

Psychiatrist Thomas Gutheil describes several psychodynamic characteristics of people with BPD that can lead to lawsuits: Rage Borderline... Read more...

Risks accompany benefits of telecommunications

January 15, 2014

The Internet that so greatly expanded the spread of information is just as efficient at disseminating misinformation, listeners at... Read more...

Most psychologists misinformed on ‘duty to warn’

January 15, 2014

No more than a third of psychologists know their legal obligations when clients threaten violence, an expert told a packed workshop... Read more...

Ethics, Psychology & the Prison Mess

November 9, 2013

Recently on one of my psychology listservs, one colleague posted the following: “I witnessed an inmate in a county jail who... Read more...

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