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Decoding the Ethics Code: A Practical Guide for Psychologists, Updated [Paperback]

Celia B. Fisher
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December 29, 2010 1412994373 978-1412994378 Second Edition

This special Updated Second Edition of Decoding the Ethics Code includes the latest 2010 Amendments to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Geared toward students enrolled in ethics courses in psychology, counseling, and social work, as well as to professionals in the field, this highly praised book demystifies the APA Ethics Code. Author Celia B. Fisher, who chaired the APA Ethics Code Task Force, offers this insider’s guide on how students and seasoned professionals can effectively and ethically conduct themselves in the practice and science of psychology, avoid ethical violations of the Code, and, most important, preserve and protect the fundamental rights and welfare of those with whom they work.

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“A very clear and well written book highlighting many of the important aspects of ethics. Crucially, it covers aspects of ethics often ignored by other texts and explains less well understood aspects very clearly (for example, authors' credit).” (Dr Peter Hills )

“Excellent book, perfect for this course.” (Professor Debra Glaser )

“Excellent material, updated for introduction to ethical practice.” (Dr Kenneth Hapke )

“Comprehensive and well formatted with essential practical applications imbedded in the text.” (Professor Sandra Miller )

“The author presents a nice overview of the ethics code, but does it in an engaging manner. I really liked the case studies presented along with the ethical codes. The case studies help students identify more with the ethical codes by providing situations my students may encounter when they start working in the field.” (Heidi Hillman )

"Consistent with early editions of this book, the present updated edition is an excellent contribution to the literature on the APA Ethics code and is sure to have utility for professors, students, and practicing psychologists. I would strongly recommend the book for use in graduate classrooms focusing on the APA Ethics code. I would also strongly recommend the book to new and experienced clinicians in practice settings. This specific update for this edition of the book is likely to be of particular benefit to those working in military or forensic settings as notable updates have been included focusing on the changes to the APA Ethics Code as a function of human rights issues. The greatest strengths of the book include it’s brevity, organization, and clarity of content. In line with its name, it is especially capable of helping students or those with minimal experience with the ethics code to understand the heart of the APA standards and aspirational statements."

(Caleb Siefert )

About the Author

Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D., the Marie Ward Doty University Chair is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education. Dr. Fisher chaired the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ethics Code Task Force responsible for developing the current APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct and served as Chair of the New York State Board for Psychology, Vice-Chair of the APA Insurance Trust and was a member of the APA Ethics Committee. She has provided national leadership in developing guidelines for graduate education in Applied Developmental Psychology ethical standards and federal guidelines for human subjects research through her service as Chair of National Conference on Graduate Education in Applied Developmental Science, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Human Studies Review Board and the DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) and as member of the Ethics Working Group of the National Children’s Study, the NIMH Data Safety Monitoring Board and the Institute of Medicine Committee on Clinical Research Involving Children. Dr. Fisher is the founding co-editor of the journal Applied Developmental Science. She has over 100 publications and 9 books covering topics on the developmental correlates of racial/ethnic discrimination; child and parental attitudes toward privacy and research ethics; the ability of children, adults with mental retardation and other vulnerable populations to consent to treatment and research, community perspectives on HIV and drug use prevention research ethics and guidelines for mental health research involving ethnic minority children and youth. Dr. Fisher’s research and the graduate and post-graduate ethics training programs she administers through the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education have received support from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute for Mental Health, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Department of Education, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Center for Research Resources, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc; Second Edition edition (December 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412994373
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412994378
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #585,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for psychotherapists July 31, 2003
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Decoding the Ethics Code is must reading for psychotherapists from all the mental health guilds. Celia Fisher was a member of the APA committee that drafted the 2002 revision of the Ethical Code, and there is nothing like going to the source. The book is readable and informative, and helps to make sense of the new HIPAA regulations No ethical practitioner can afford to be without this resource.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ethics Made Easy! July 14, 2003
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This book is amazing! It helps the reader understand what is required of psychologists in simple but comprehensive terms. It also provides invaluable information about HIPAA laws that I found very helpful.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reference book for psychologists November 1, 2006
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This book is essential for the shelf of any practicing psychologist or psychology student. It explicates the newest revision of the American Psychological Association's Ethics Code in a way that is interesting and understandable. My copy never gathers dust.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 2, 2014
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Excellent condition
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have!! May 28, 2014
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I must have in your collection. This should be next to your DSM if you want to be the best at what you do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great source for Ethical condcut in Psychology March 29, 2014
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This book encapsulates the entire profession of Psychology into one great guide. I would recommend that any Psychology student read it and learn the laws and ethics. It is a remarkable reference!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ethics February 18, 2014
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It is a great book. A referral hand-book. A career desk-book. Practical examples of wrong and write ways to apply ethics and maintain standards.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thorough book December 19, 2013
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The book has a lot of good and detailed information about ethics but have "hot topics" which should be sectioned differently.
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I had to purchase the book for an Ethics class in my graduate program. It was a required book for Ethical Practices and Law.
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