Courses: Ethical, Legal/Prfssnl Issues (PSYCB690001)

Spring 2009

Class Number: 1291
This semester deals with ethical, legal, and professional issues in
the science and practice of psychology. Students give class
presentations and lead discussions about legal cases affecting school
and clinical practice, about the APA and NASP Ethics codes, and about
professional issues related to academic and applied psychology. It is
taught in the Spring semester of the year in which students are
engaged in their assessment practicum (usually their third year in the
program). The seminar is held in conjunction with the weekly
"supervision lab" in which students discuss issues related to their
school placements. Specific ethical and legal issues discussed
include competence, informed consent, confidentiality, expert
testimony, special education law, due process rights, child custody
evaluation, and the duty to warn, with particular emphasis on
situations likely to arise in the provision of psychological services
to children and families. (Discussion of ethical conduct of research
and practice also occurs in the weekly Research Brown Bag lunch
meeting and in the Research Methods course, as well as in meetings
between individual students and their research advisors).

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1291

Department

Psychology (Web site)

Taught By

Roberts PhD,Carol H.

Location

Bryn Mawr, BYC106

Meeting Times

W 3:00pm-6:00pm