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Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY-709 Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice

4 semester credits

This course highlights legal and ethical problems that confront psychologists in professional practice and the vital issues facing the profession. Students gain knowledge of the APA code of ethics and standards regarding professional practice and demonstrate familiarity with the laws that establish qualifications, rights, and duties of psychologists in their local jurisdiction.
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Objective(s):  

1. Be familiar with the legal and ethical frameworks and guidelines for professional practice (APA Code of Ethics).

2. Know how to access information about the state laws and regulations concerning the practice of psychology in one’s own jurisdiction, and the resources for accessing that information concerning practice in other jurisdictions.

3. Understand the importance of self-awareness and self-care and know how to maintain it.

4. Be able to apply ethical decision making and problem solving to clinical situations and ethical conflicts in a multiculturally sensitive manner.

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