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Ethics for the practice of psychology in Canada [electronic resource] /
Derek Truscott, Kenneth H. Crook.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, c2004.
description
xxii, 202 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0888644221 (pbk.), 9780888644220 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, c2004.
isbn
0888644221 (pbk.)
9780888644220 (pbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10503785
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-195) and index.
A Look Inside
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Alberta Educational Book of the Year, CAN, 2005 : Nominated
Reviews
Review Quotes
The authors begin with an overview of ethical systems and foundational ethical principles such as autonomy (people have a right to make decisions about their own lives), nonmaleficence (do no harm), and so forth. They then give an account of the development of the Canadian code. They move from the philosophical to the practical in a section on professional standards, which includes an informative case study of an ethical complaint....This book has an up-to-date section on legal issues affecting the ethical practice of psychology....A chapter is devoted to the decision-making model that CPA bundles with its code of ethics....The authors devote chapters to free and informed consent, confidentiality, competence, and professional boundaries....This is an essential book for psychologists practicing in Canada." Patrick O'Neill, Ethics & Behavior, Vol 16, no. 2, 2006
_The authors_ style is concise and precise, yet not simplistic. They manage to capture the complexity of ideas, issues and situations while retaining brevity and clarity_While readily evident as a useful teaching tool and textbook, Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada should not be underestimated as an asset for practitioners. In recent research at the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre on the moral distress of mental health practitioners, we have learned that psychologists can feel very alone when internal and external barriers constrain their attempts to practice ethically. Having this book upon the shelf may provide relief for the lone psychologist. It brings a strong sense of the values expressed by the Canadian psychological community. It is a substantial resource._ Wendy Austin, PhD, RN (University of Alberta), Health Ethics Forum, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2004)
“The authors’ style is concise and precise, yet not simplistic. They manage to capture the complexity of ideas, issues and situations while retaining brevity and clarity&While readily evident as a useful teaching tool and textbook, Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada should not be underestimated as an asset for practitioners. In recent research at the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre on the moral distress of mental health practitioners, we have learned that psychologists can feel very alone when internal and external barriers constrain their attempts to practice ethically. Having this book upon the shelf may provide relief for the lone psychologist. It brings a strong sense of the values expressed by the Canadian psychological community. It is a substantial resource.” Wendy Austin, PhD, RN (University of Alberta), Health Ethics Forum, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2004)
The authors' style is concise and precise, yet not simplistic. They manage to capture the complexity of ideas, issues and situations while retaining brevity and clarity…While readily evident as a useful teaching tool and textbook, Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada should not be underestimated as an asset for practitioners. In recent research at the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre on the moral distress of mental health practitioners, we have learned that pychologists can feel very alone when internal and external barriers constrain their attempts to practice ethically. Having this book upon the shelf may provide relief for the lone psychologist. It brings a strong sense of the values expressed by the Canadian psychological community. it is a substantial resource.” Wendy Austin, PhD, RN (University of Alberta), Health Ethics Forum, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2004)
"A serious, informed, in-depth book that is an absolute 'must-read' for psychologists in Canada; the depths of its plain-terms information make it a valuable contribution to reference shelves for psychology students and professionals of any nation." -- Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch, November issue.
"Based upon the guidelines established in the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists, this text aims to help students and practicing psychologists to develop the skills necessary for making ethically justifiable decisions. Written by a psychologist and a lawyer, the volume contains brief cases illustrating specific ethical issues such as client confidentiality, informed consent, the maintenance of professional boundaries, and cross-cultural competence. The text of the Code is included in the appendix."BOOK NEWS Inc.
"The authors' style is concise and precise, yet not simplistic. They manage to capture the complexity of ideas, issues and situations while retaining brevity and clarity...While readily evident as a useful teaching tool and textbook, Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada should not be underestimated as an asset for practitioners. In recent research at the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre on the moral distress of mental health practitioners, we have learned that pychologists can feel very alone when internal and external barriers constrain their attempts to practice ethically. Having this book upon the shelf may provide relief for the lone psychologist. It brings a strong sense of the values expressed by the Canadian psychological community. it is a substantial resource." Wendy Austin, PhD, RN (University of Alberta), Health Ethics Forum, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2004)
“The authors' style is concise and precise, yet not simplistic. They manage to capture the complexity of ideas, issues and situations while retaining brevity and clarity&While readily evident as a useful teaching tool and textbook, Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada should not be underestimated as an asset for practitioners. In recent research at the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre on the moral distress of mental health practitioners, we have learned that pychologists can feel very alone when internal and external barriers constrain their attempts to practice ethically. Having this book upon the shelf may provide relief for the lone psychologist. It brings a strong sense of the values expressed by the Canadian psychological community. it is a substantial resource.” Wendy Austin, PhD, RN (University of Alberta), Health Ethics Forum, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2004)
"The book provides an overview of ethical principles from a philosophical, professional, and legal perspective, as well as discussions of specific ethical issues such as confidentiality, informed consent, and cross-cultural practice….While primarily intended as a text for students planning to practise psychology, this well-organized and clearly written book would be a useful reference for any Canadian practitioner." William Glassman, Canadian Book Review Annual, 2004.
"The book provides an overview of ethical principles from a philosophical, professional, and legal perspective, as well as discussions of specific ethical issues such as confidentiality, informed consent, and cross-cultural practice....While primarily intended as a text for students planning to practise psychology, this well-organized and clearly written book would be a useful reference for any Canadian practitioner." William Glassman, Canadian Book Review Annul, 2004.
"The book provides an overview of ethical principles from a philosophical, professional, and legal perspective, as well as discussions of specific ethical issues such as confidentiality, informed consent, and cross-cultural practice&.While primarily intended as a text for students planning to practise psychology, this well-organized and clearly written book would be a useful reference for any Canadian practitioner." William Glassman, Canadian Book Review Annual, 2004.
_The authors' style is concise and precise, yet not simplistic. They manage to capture the complexity of ideas, issues and situations while retaining brevity and clarity_While readily evident as a useful teaching tool and textbook, Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada should not be underestimated as an asset for practitioners. In recent research at the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre on the moral distress of mental health practitioners, we have learned that pychologists can feel very alone when internal and external barriers constrain their attempts to practice ethically. Having this book upon the shelf may provide relief for the lone psychologist. It brings a strong sense of the values expressed by the Canadian psychological community. it is a substantial resource._ Wendy Austin, PhD, RN (University of Alberta), Health Ethics Forum, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2004)
The authors’ style is concise and precise, yet not simplistic. They manage to capture the complexity of ideas, issues and situations while retaining brevity and clarity…While readily evident as a useful teaching tool and textbook, Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada should not be underestimated as an asset for practitioners. In recent research at the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre on the moral distress of mental health practitioners, we have learned that psychologists can feel very alone when internal and external barriers constrain their attempts to practice ethically. Having this book upon the shelf may provide relief for the lone psychologist. It brings a strong sense of the values expressed by the Canadian psychological community. It is a substantial resource.” Wendy Austin, PhD, RN (University of Alberta), Health Ethics Forum, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2004)
"It brings a strong sense of the values expressed by the Canadian psychological community. it is a substantial resource." -- Wendy Austin, PhD, RN (University of Alberta), Health Ethics Forum, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2004)
A serious, informed, in-depth book that is an absolute must-read” for psychologists in Canada; the depths of its plain-terms information make it a valuable contribution to reference shelves for psychology students and professionals of any nation.” Library Bookwatch, November 2004
“A serious, informed, in-depth book that is an absolute “must-read” for psychologists in Canada; the depths of its plain-terms information make it a valuable contribution to reference shelves for psychology students and professionals of any nation.” Library Bookwatch, November 2004
"A serious, informed, in-depth book that is an absolute "must-read" for psychologists in Canada; the depths of its plain-terms information make it a valuable contribution to reference shelves for psychology students and professionals of any nation." Library Bookwatch, November 2004
_A serious, informed, in-depth book that is an absolute _must-read_ for psychologists in Canada; the depths of its plain-terms information make it a valuable contribution to reference shelves for psychology students and professionals of any nation._ Library Bookwatch, November 2004
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
An ethical psychologist first needs an awareness of situations in which ethical reasoning is required, and then ethical, professional and legal knowledge, and finally the skills to arrive at an ethically justifiable decision. This book is intended for professional psychologists seeking to extend their knowledge, for psychologists preparing to practice in Canada, and for psychologists in training. The authors, a psychologist and a lawyer, draw on the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists.
Main Description
In order to be an ethical psychologist, one needs first an awareness of situations and circumstances in which ethical reasoning is required, secondly ethical, professional, and legal knowledge, and finally the skills to arrive at an ethically justifiable decision. This book is intended for students in professional psychology programs who intend to practice in Canada, for professional psychologists seeking to extend their knowledge about responsible practice, psychologists preparing to practice in Canada, and for psychologists in training either in practicum or internship settings. The authors, a psychologist and lawyer, examine ethical issues in accordance with the guidelines established in the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists.
Main Description
In order to be an ethical psychologist, one needs first an awareness of situations and circumstances in which ethical reasoning is required, secondly ethical, professional and legal knowledge, and finally the skills to arrive at an ethically justifiable decision. This book is intended for students in professional psychology programmes in Canada, for professional psychologists seeking to extenf their knowledge about responsible practice, psychologists preparing to practice in Canada, and for those in training either in practicum or internship settings. The authors examine ethical issues in accordance with the guidelines in the 'Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists'.
Long Description
There are many books dealing with professional ethics for psychologists. None of the existing books, however, are written from the Canadian perspective and therefore do not reflect Canadian code(s) of ethics, laws and legislation. In addition to filling this gap by providing a text on professional ethics for Canadian psychologists, a secondary purpose is to prompt the beginnings of a more Canadian ethical identity for psychologists by bringing together what we have in common, most notably the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists (Canadian Psychological Association, 2000), into one book.In order to be an ethical psychologist, one needs first an awareness of situations and circumstances in which ethical reasoning is required, secondly ethical, professional, and legal knowledge, and finally the skills to arrive at an ethically justifiable decision. The format of the book is structured around that triumvirate of requirements.This book has several potential audiences. It is primarily intended for students in professional psychology programs who intend to practice in Canada. It will also be useful for professional psychologists seeking to extend their knowledge about responsible practice, psychologists preparing to practice in Canada who are moving from another country, and for psychologists in training either in practicum or internship settings. Its comprehensive approach to the subject matter and its inclusion of codes of ethics and professional guidelines as appendixes make it appropriate for use as the main text in courses in professional ethics or professional issues courses. The book contains an extensive reference list and recommended readings for each chapter, so that readers who want to explore the ethics scholarship in greater depth are directed to the proper resources.Contents: Introduction; Ethics & Ethical Systems; Professional Standards; Law & Legal Standards; Ethical Decision Making; Free & Informed Consent; Confidentiality; Professional Boundaries; Maintaining & Enhancing Competence; Providing Services Across Cultures; Social Justice & Responsibility; Conclusion; Appendices; References; Index.
Back Cover Copy
In order to be an ethical psychologist, one needs first an awareness of situations and circumstances in which ethical reasoning is required; second ethical, professional and legal knowledge; and finally the skills to arrive at an ethically justifiable decision. The authors, a psychologist and a lawyer, examine these requirements from a Canadian perspective, using the guidelines established in the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists, to offer a comprehensive presentation of ethical awareness, professional knowledge and skills. Case studies illustrate specific moral concerns and discussion questions highlight the complexity of the issues.Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada is for students in professional psychology programs who intend to practice in Canada, for professional psychologists seeking to extend their knowledge about responsible practice, for psychologists preparing to practice in Canada, and for psychologists in training either in practicum or internship settings.
Table of Contents
Introduction : professional ethics in psychology
Ethics defined
Behaving ethnically
Ethical principles and systems case study : a client in needp. 2
Ethical principles and systemsp. 3
Professional standardsp. 15
Law and legal standardsp. 27
Ethical decision makingp. 41
Free and informed consentp. 55
Confidentialityp. 67
Professional boundariesp. 81
Maintaining and enhancing competencep. 97
Providing services across culturesp. 111
Social justice and responsibilityp. 123
The ethical psychologistp. 131
Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists, third editionp. 133
Canadian Psychological Association practice guidelines for providers of psychological servicesp. 169
Canadian Psychological Association guidelines for non-discriminatory practicep. 179
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