Law and Ethics in Psychology – Hardcover Book (SA Customers Only)March 29, 2020
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“Psychology has become a truly international profession, but there are still many barriers for psychologists who wish to practise in other jurisdictions. One such barrier is the perceived difference between jurisdictions in the legal ethical principles that underlie the practice of psychology. In reality, the legal and ethical principles regulating the behaviour of psychologists (in English-speaking countries) are substantially similar. This book examines these largely common legal and ethical principles, and applies them to the practice of psychology.”
All psychologists need to know about the law and ethics in that pertain to our field but this is not something that is typically taught before you become a psychologist. While you need to learn this after your training, before you do your board exam to get your license to practice, there are very few resources available.
Even then, psychologists and other mental health professionals often find themselves in the dark regarding ethical and legal matters with their patients. In addition, the field of psychology is fraught with danger in this regard and psychologists and psychiatrists can easily find themselves in an ethical dilemma.
With over 6000 copies sold, Alfred Allan’s “Law and Ethics in Psychology: An International Perspective” comes highly recommended by Counselling Psychologist, Dr Sharon Truter. With his doctorate in law and ethics in Psychology, Alfred Allan’s book is incredibly practical and insightful, proving to be a valuable resource for psychologists, psychiatrists and those in the mental health field.
About the author, Alfred Allan
Having 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, Alfred Allan has found that the legal and ethical principles regulating the behaviour of psychologists 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.
- Testifying in court
“Law and Ethics in Psychology: An International Perspective”, is currently prescribed at various universities in South Africa. It is also the only book of its kind in South Africa and possibly in Australia, and is recommended for psychologists and psychometrists needing to write their board exam, but also for those practising mental health professionals.