Pracitce of Clinical Worksheet

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University of Phoenix Material The Practice of Clinical Psychology Worksheet Answer the following questions. Your response to each question must be at least 150 words in length. 1. What are at least two legal issues associated with clinical psychology? Provide an example of a situation that could be legal but unethical. Explain your response. Two legal issues associated with clinical psychology include the use of forensic psychologists in courts and the use of psychological tests in the hiring process. Forensic psychologists may conduct psychological evaluations with defendants and present their findings as an expert witness in court. They often provide expert testimony, consultation, and evaluation for legal cases involving child custody arrangements, workman’s compensation, or criminal proceeding to determine sanity (Plante 2011). Testing is another legally troubling area for employers. Clinical psychologists who work in industrial and organizational psychology are aware of the growing trend of using tests in the hiring process. Integrity tests are the most popular and among those legally administered to potential employees. Legally, employers cannot base their hiring and firing decisions only on personality test, but by making an integrity test one step in the hiring process, it helps to eliminate future problems. 2. What are at least two ethical issues associated with clinical psychology? Provide an example of a situation that could be ethical but illegal. Explain your response. Two ethical issues in clinical psychology are trustworthiness and dual relationships. A clinical psychologist is supposed to be trustworthy and help individuals with the most intimate feelings and beliefs. Dual relationships between a clinician and a patient may be devastating to each other if the dual relationship continues. Psychologists should never

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