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Ethical Conflicts in Psychology

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Ethical Conflicts in Psychology (book course) – Online CE Course

Ethical Conflicts in Psychology course is a BOOK COURSE and requires the purchase of the book (if not already owned), which is an additional cost to the units purchased through Aspira CE. (See Pricing page for details)

Ethical Conflicts in Psychology Course Description, Objectives and Outline:

Course Description:

Ethical Conflicts in Psychology presents over 100 different perspectives on crucial ethical issues that psychologists encounter in their roles as clinicians, researchers, teachers, consultants, and assessors. Original commentary highlights opposing viewpoints, poses lively discussion questions, offers numerous vignettes, and suggests additional readings. This extensively revised and updated edition includes more than 40 articles and studies published since 2010 on topics ranging from the research replication crisis and acculturation in ethical thinking, to providing telepsychological services, and the ethics of internet research.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss at least two specific ethical principles
  2. Describe at least three key elements within The Five-Step Decision Making Model.
  3. Identify at least one conflict between law and ethics.
  4. Explain at least one characteristic of virtue ethics.
  5. Discuss at least one key factor in the relationship between confidentiality, privilege, and privacy.
  6. Describe at least one circumstance in which a client yields his or her right to privacy.
  7. Explain at least two specific examples of when confidentiality is voided
  8. Discuss at least two best practice recommendations in tele-psychology settings intended to maintain boundaries.

Course Outline:

Preface to the Fourth Edition

Preface to the Third Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition


    1. Ethics Codes and How They Are Enforced
    2. How Ethics Are Applied
    3. Learning Ethics
    4. Confidentiality, Privilege, and Privacy
    5. Multiple Relationships
    6. Psychological Assessment
    7. Therapy and Other Forms of Intervention
    8. Academia: Research, Teaching, and Supervision
    9. Forensic Settings
    10. The Business of Psychology


Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd

Author: Eric Y. Drogin, JD, PhD, ABPP

Eric Y. Drogin, JD, PhD, ABPP, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and a Diplomate and former President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology. Dr. Drogin holds faculty appointments with the Harvard Medical School and the BIDMC Harvard Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and is a member of the Program in Psychiatry & the Law at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Dr. Drogin lives in the suburbs of Boston, MA. Visit and follow@EricDrogin.


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