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Law and Ethics in Psychology

"Law and Ethics in Psychology: An International Perspective, Third Edition by Alfred Allan (2016)"

Prof Alfred Allan has done an extensive research into comparative ethical systems for psychology in English speaking countries, including South Africa, the USA, Australia, Britain, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.

He has found that the legal and ethical principles regulating the behaviour of psychologists are substantially similar.

This book examines the largely common legal and ethical principles and applies them to the practice of psychotherapy.

Topics covered in the book include:

  • The impact of law on the practice of psychology.
  • Various ethical codes.
  • The contractual relationship with a client.
  • Parameters of intervention.
  • Professional boundaries.
  • Multiple client relationships.
  • Dealing with minors.
  • Record keeping.
  • Confidentiality and disclosure.
  • Psychological testing.
  • Techno-psychology.
  • Testifying in court

Prof Alfred Allan is a clinical psychologist and advocate, and is an expert in the psycho-legal field in both Australia and South Africa.