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Ethical, Legal, and Professional Is (PSY 452)

Term: 2020-2021 Spring Term


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This course covers ethical principles, laws and professional practices of psychologists. Topics include relevant court decisions, involuntary hospitalization, assessment, American Psychological Association (APA) standards, suicide etc. The course also involves an examination of the major legal and ethical issues involved in mental health practice including insanity, involuntary commitment, confidentiality and the duty to warn and the Ethical Principles of the Psychologist as they apply to the conduct of clinical practice as well as scientific research. Prerequisite: PSY 350 or consent of the Instructor.