Competence as an Ethical Standard for Psychologists: As found in, "Ethics for Psychologists: A Casebook Approach (Chapter 2)."

About the Course:

This course material provides a discussion and examination of Ethical Standard 2: Competence of the APA Code of Ethics for psychologists. The material provides detailed use of case examples and their application to ethical practice for psychologists. The case based material allows the reader to apply specific scenarios to the ethical standard of competence, thus translating into practical working knowledge.


Sage Publications

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Lian Tien, Amy Davis, & Thomas H. Arnold

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This basic-to-intermediate course material is designed for psychologists who are likely to gain professionally from increased knowledge in the ethical standard of competence. This course is also appropriate for more advanced levels of practice as a refresher course of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify potential ethical dilemmas related to the concept of competence for psychologists.

  2. Demonstrate through case scenarios the appropriate actions for dealing with ethical dilemmas related to competence.

  3. Interpret the subcategories related to the ethical standard of competence for psychologists.

  4. Acknowledge the role of cultural differences in the application of competence for psychologists.

  5. Cite jurisdictional ethical and legal standards that apply to the area of competence for psychologists.

Competence: Ethical Standard

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Course Number: 102035
Credit Hours: 3cr
Exam Fee: $20.91
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