Advanced Ethics   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PY 252 - Advanced Ethics

This course builds on the basic foundation of knowledge of professional ethics and adds depth of coverage to all the topics covered in the previous course. Special emphasis is placed on two additional components; one, managing conflicts between two or more ethical principles arising in a complex situation; and two, communicating complex ethical issues to clients and colleagues. Extensive use will be made of class discussion using clinical scenarios and role-playing. Additional reference is made to codes of ethics of other mental health professions, comparing the APA code to the codes of the ACA, AAMFT and NASW, so that the student gains awareness of the broader ethical issues affecting multi-disciplinary services. (3 credits)