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Chapter 15: Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology

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PSY 257
Donna Darbellay

Chapter15: ProfessionalIssues in Clinical Psychology December-04-12 10:30 PM 1. What are 5 issues crucial to the professionalization of clinical psychology? Professional training Professional regulation Professional ethics Professional independence Professional multicultural competence 2. Defining “professional” Keith Dobson, CPA president, 1995 By discipline I am referring to the research/science/post-secondary education, largely university-based aspect of psychology By profession I am referring to the applied/practice/service-settingaspect of psychology. 3. Issues in training Professional Psychologists Three models: Scientist-Practitioner, Scholar-Practitioner, Clinical-Scientist Matter of accreditation Canadian Ph.D not accredited ◦APA accredited ◦APA & CPA accredited (1984) ◦CPA with APA phased out (by 2015) ◦Work on a global accreditation 4. In Canada In Canada, health care providers are licensed by province/ territory. The requirements, including degree requirements, differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Through the AIT, the provincial and territorial regulatory bodies have the responsibility to create a mechanism to support mobility but have little conferred authority to establish what that mechanism should be. Different Histories Canada later development of clinical programsdifferent academic base Tend to more experimental, CBT, BT 1996 APA moved from prescriptive to competency focus CPA kept APA b/c models same Still disagreement Models continued to differ 5. Issues in Professional Regulation Primary reason for regulation is protection Required qualification “psychologist” certification (degree) licensure (practice) If licensed, under provincial body (SCP) required to follow Code of Ethics (CPA) 6. Professional Ethics Principle I-Respect for Dignity of Persons Fair treatment/due process–availability, fees, compensation Informed consent- free–Full and active participation Privacy ◦Information: collected, handled, access-Confidentiality Foster respect: encourage others to respect the person in care and that person to respect self. Principle II- Responsible Caring Competency; self-knowledge-◦Only work trained, referral, delegation, current research Risk/benefit analysis ◦Sufficient analysis to Max benefit-min harm Offset/correct harm ◦Termination, refusal to provide, report 7. Principle III- Integrity in Relationships Accuracy/honesty ◦Presentation of credentials, areas o
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