PSYC 0378 - Capstone Experience: Ethics in Psychology

Credits: 3

This Capstone Experience (CE) course provides general and specific guidance for ethical conduct in the science and practice of psychology. Using case examples, reading, and discussions, the course covers the clinical practice of psychology, research, teaching, supervision of trainees, development of assessment instruments, conducting assessments, and other areas where ethical considerations are dictated by the professional codes of ethics and conduct. Also explored is the history and current role of the federal government, state licensure boards, and the American Psychological Association (APA) in establishing guidelines and professional codes of ethics. The course helps students apply these codes and regulations but more importantly, introduces students to ethical decision making.

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor.

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