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Revising the APA Ethics Code

Authors: Young, Gerald

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  • First major work to focus on the ethics code
  • Thorough analysis of the code and its principles
  • Guide for practitioners
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About this book

This integrative volume proposes major revisions to the APA ethics code and works toward creating an ethics code applicable across psychology, psychiatry, and related mental health professions. Careful analysis identifies theoretical and structural deficits in the principles and standards comprising the existing APA code, corrects its ambiguities, and provides scientific and compare-contrast illustrations to address current and potential controversies arising from current gray areas. Proposed revisions are informed by the American Medical Association, Canadian Psychological Association, and international ethics codes, emphasizing not only clearer language and diverse situations but also deeper conceptualizations of professional skills such as decision-making and client engagement. Ideally, the resulting universal code would be more inclusive of evolving ethical challenges in increasingly complex work environments and society.

Included in the coverage:

 Comparison of the APA and CPA ethics codes.

  • Proposing  five core and five supplementary ethical principles and their sub-principles.
  • Analyzing the APA’s ethical standards toward revising the APA ethics code.
  • Elucidating new standards, domains, sub-domains, and meta-principles.
  • Culling lessons from the 2017 AMA medical ethics code.
  • Examining ethical decision-making: fallacies/biases and models.
  • Proposing new concepts, such as participatory ethics and psychological co-regulation. 
  • Giving concrete and practical recommendations toward revising the APA ethics code and creating a universal mental health ethics code.

An exhaustive text that spans clinical, research, teaching, and education domains, Revising the APA Ethics Code is essential reading for ethics scholars, practitioners, and the APA administrative and ethics committee hierarchies. These real-world guidelines will help ensure that the mental health professions remain both modern and moral. 

About the authors

Gerald Young, Ph.D., C. Psych., is a Full Professor, in the Department of Psychology, Glendon College, York University, Toronto, Canada. He is the sole author or senior editor/ co-author of seven books, including on malingering (Malingering, Feigning, and Response Bias in Psychiatric/ Psychological Injury, published by Springer SBM, New York, 2014). For the area of psychological injury and law, he is the first to have organized (a) a scientific association [www.asapil.net], and (b) an academic journal [Psychological Injury and Law [PIL, springer.com], and (c) he has written integrative articles in multiple journals on the topic. His other books include Development and Causality: Neo-Piagetian Perspectives (Springer SBM, 2011) and Unifying Psychology and Causality (Springer International Publishing, 2016). His most recent book is the present one on Toward Revising the APA Ethics Code (2017). He has successfully testified in a case involving the Supreme Court of Canada on the rights of injured workers. He has won awards for his work from both the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, including for lifetime contributions.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60002-4
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60001-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-86756-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Revising the APA Ethics Code
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60002-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60002-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60001-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86756-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 307
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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