Running the Gauntlet: The Treating Psychologist in Court

Psychologists who do not identify as forensic psychologists know that they need to be prepared for those occasions when they may find themselves transported to that venue by no choice of their own. Our APA Ethics Code gives us direction on this point in stating, “When assuming forensic roles, psychologists are to become reasonably familiar […]

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  • APA Leading the Charge Against ‘Medicalizing’ DSM-5

    The American Psychiatric Association (ApA) plans a third – and final – comment period sometime this spring for voicing concerns about the proposed rewrite of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, (DSM), but members of the DSM-5 Task Force need not wait that long to learn how outraged thousands of mental health providers are by many […]

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  • Multiple Relationships Not Always Bad

    I was surprised to read the statement of my esteemed colleague, Ed Zuckerman, Ph.D., in the last issue of The National Psychologist (Nov/Dec, 2011), where as part of an article on “The Fiduciary Heart of Ethics“ he stated, “We have an ethical obligation to avoid multiple relationships.” This statement is in contrast to the APA’s […]

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