The Elements of Ethical Dilemmas: Applied Psychology Ethics in Australia is a comprehensive and applied guide to practising psychology in an ethical and professional manner. This book is designed to assist applicants for general registration as a psychologist successfully navigate one of the eight core competencies for general registration set by the Psychology Board of Australia; specifically ethical, legal, and professional matters. The exploration of ethical dilemmas is a core task for the 4+2 pathway to general registration, while related ethical applications require exploration in the 5+1 and higher education pathways to registration as well.
This book will teach readers how to identify, explore, and choose the appropriate professional course of action when confronted by ethical dilemmas in practice. The chapters include personal reflections from expert contributors relating to each of the ethical dilemmas, expertly highlighting clients’ and stakeholders’ circumstances, ethical codes and guidelines, scholarship and research, as well as other key elements in the ethical decision-making process.
Especially relevant to those applying to become a registered psychologist in Australia, this book offers invaluable guidance on responding to ethical dilemmas as required by the Psychology Board of Australia in various pathways to general registration.
Part A: Introductory information Preface: Rationale for an Elements book on ethical dilemmas Nadine J Pelling. General Ethical Principles Nadine J Pelling. Overview of Ethics in Australian Psychology Nadine J Pelling. Part B: Ethical Dilemmas I. Practice Focused Ethical Dilemmas 1. Sleepy Drivers Die: When a Safety Slogan is also an Ethical Concern Saul Gilbert et al. 2. Competing Agendas and the Developmental Athlete: Treatment of Depression in the Performance Context John Baranoff 3. Maintaining a therapeutic relationship while developing advanced competence William Hough II. Culture and Diversity Focused Ethical Dilemmas 4. Working with Interpreters while delivering trauma therapy Ekaterina Orozco 5. Cultural Considerations in Maintaining Financial Boundaries Celine Leslie 6. Maintaining Professional Boundaries When Both Client and Psychologist Belong to a Common Subculture: Being Part of a Sexual Minority Community Stephanie Webb III. Impairment and Crisis Focused Ethical Dilemmas 7.The Wounded Healing Others: A Ticking Ethics Time Bomb? Mark Symmons 8.Ethical issues associated with competence and limits of confidentiality Bianca Denny9. Reporting Considerations for Psychologists when Treating Health Practitioners with Possible Impairment Paige Knott10. An Ethical Response to Disclosures of Suicidal Ideation or Behaviour Helen M Stallman IV. Family and Relationship Focused Ethical Dilemmas 11. Confidentiality in Domestic Violence Situations Ruby Z Basocak 12. Informed Consent and Confidentiality in Relationship Therapy Alexis Wheeler13. Confidentiality in the Psychological Treatment of Self-harming Adolescents Lauren Frensham14. Client-Therapist Confidentiality in an Independent School Setting Adele Murphy V. Educational and Professional Representation Related Ethical Dilemmas 15.When Being Tidy Requires Follow-up in a University Setting Nadine Pelling16.The Availability of Discredited Historical Applied Educational Materials in Psychology Travis Gee 17.The Ethics of Image Management and Collegiality Nadine Pelling