From the Back Cover
Ethical Practice in Psychology presents the reflections of the working group established to undertake a comprehensive review of the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics. Including a complete copy of the 2007 Code, it emphasizes the deliberative approach required to translate fundamental ethical doctrines into workable principles and policies, and the contentious issues in the course of that process.
The discussions involved many senior members of the profession. Each was invited to select a topic that he or she has found particularly stimulating and write about the issues involved from his or her unique perspective. The result provides unique insights into how key ethical doctrines, the norms and views of a profession, legislative frameworks and the spirit of the times are reconciled and accommodated when translating theory into effective guidelines for practice. Above all, it highlights the complex and often contradictory forces that must be integrated in ethical decision making.
About the Author
Anthony Love is Professor and Head of Psychology at the University of Ballarat. He has published widely in the field of psychology and is the co-author of two books on conflict resolution and negotiation. He has a longstanding interest in professional and research ethics, and is former Deputy Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Australian Psychological Society.