May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 General Catalog 

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PSY 6100 - Ethics, Laws, and Professional Practices

3 Credit(s)

Clinical psychology is an exciting, multifaceted, and rewarding field; however, the nature of our work introduces ethical challenges. Ethics, Law, and Professional Practices, prepares doctoral students with introductory knowledge of foundational ethical principles and legal statutes. Unlike content that can be learned and retained in a static manner, psychologists must develop fluency with ethical standards so that they can be applied into daily practice. This course lays the foundation for that process to continue throughout doctoral training. In this course, students will learn to identify and apply relevant APA ethical codes and legal standards. Students will utilize critical thinking skills to analyze realistic hypothetical situations that pose ethical conflicts. Issues related to cultural competency and diversity will be discussed. Students will also be introduced to a model of ethical reasoning and encouraged to apply this model throughout their professional development. This course helps prepare students for clinical training experiences such as practicum.

This course contributes to Profession Wide Competencies of Ethical and Legal Standards, Individual and Cultural Diversity, Professional Values and Attitudes, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, and Consultation and Interprofessional Skills. This course also contributes to Discipline Specific Knowledge of Cognitive Aspects of Behavior, Social Aspects of behavior, and Advanced Integrative Knowledge in Scientific Psychology.  (Fall) [Graded (Standard Letter)]

Registration Restriction(s): PsyD students only

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