Courses: Ethical, Legal/Prfssnl Issues (PSYCB690001)

Fall 2010

Class Number: 1402
This course 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 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: 1402


Psychology (Web site)

Taught By

Roberts PhD,Carol H.


Bryn Mawr, BYC239,BYC239

Meeting Times

W 4:00pm-6:00pm