They conduct the research in accordance with the approved research protocol. The Code became effective on June 1, 2003. When conflicts occur among psychologists' obligations or concerns, they attempt to resolve these conflicts in a responsible fashion that avoids or minimizes harm. Although there are individuals who have used religion to pursue their own selfish agendas, there is no scientific evidence that people of faith are less intelligent, weaker or any less capable of working in the helping professions than are nonreligious individuals. See also Standards ; ; and. Using methamphetamine destroys tooth enamel, leads to degenerative behaviors and can eventually kill the user.
Many people in the counseling profession are also, in their personal lives, deeply committed to their faith. Psychologists consult with, refer to, or cooperate with other professionals and institutions to the extent needed to serve the best interests of those with whom they work. Whether or not Ellis was right, the message I took away was that, as counselors, we treat those who need help. We are actively to promote diversity, not actively run away from it. In their professional actions, psychologists seek to safeguard the welfare and rights of those with whom they interact professionally and other affected persons, and the welfare of animal subjects of research.
Psychologists try to eliminate the effect on their work of biases based on those factors, and they do not knowingly participate in or condone activities of others based upon such prejudices. Some of them have drug issues. Their intent is to guide and inspire psychologists toward the very highest ethical ideals of the profession. Her partner demonstrated what social psychologists call the principle of least interest. General Principles, as opposed to Ethical Standards, are aspirational in nature.
Our ethical standards determine when we refer or step away, but our personal feelings — whether driven by religion, morals or anything else — have no role in our decision to help. Reference: Incapacitation or Termination of Practice Plan C. As I was preparing to teach a marriage and family course in India, it dawned on me that our two cultures were very different. Principle A: Beneficence and Nonmaleficence Psychologists strive to benefit those with whom they work and take care to do no harm. Exposure might also mean that Kaylah could lose her job, her family and the few friends she had. Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. Some religious therapists have defended discriminatory practice by arguing that equating racism with clinical treatment of gay couples is comparing apples and oranges.
In doing so, they perform many roles, such as researcher, educator, diagnostician, therapist, supervisor, consultant, administrator, social interventionist, and expert witness. Then, as if someone had flipped a switch, she was overwhelmed with love, hope and compassion for her relationship. Psychologists strive to keep their promises and to avoid unwise or unclear commitments. If your religion teaches that you must proselytize in the workplace, then the counseling profession is not the best fit for you. We must be driven by facts, not opinions and preferences.
Although the Preamble and General Principles are not themselves enforceable rules, they should be considered by psychologists in arriving at an ethical course of action. Apparently, they had the same training I had. It would be unethical to promote such a baseless argument. This implies a process of self-reflection and www. Conclusion In a public presentation many years ago, Albert Ellis, a man known widely for his aggressive approach to his clients, littered his address with profanity. The Council of Representatives amended this version of the Ethics Code on Feb.
This standard does not apply when an intervention would violate confidentiality rights or when psychologists have been retained to review the work of another psychologist whose professional conduct is in question. But the few who feel they are called to change the profession, rather than to accept the profession as it is or to move on to another line of work, give us a black eye. A psychologist refrains from entering into a multiple relationship if the multiple relationship could reasonably be expected to impair the psychologist's objectivity, competence, or effectiveness in performing his or her functions as a psychologist, or otherwise risks exploitation or harm to the person with whom the professional relationship exists. Under no circumstances may this standard be used to justify or defend violating human rights. Requesting psychologists obtain prior written agreement for all other uses of the data.
The fact that she was a lesbian was, in some ways, irrelevant. Instead, they helped the people who came to them. Professional Responsibility Section C The purpose of Section C is to provide ethical guidelines that focus on respecting the practice of counseling. Psychologists are aware of and respect cultural, individual, and role differences, including those based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status, and consider these factors when working with members of such groups. You can do anything you want — but all behaviors have consequences.