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Ethical and professional issues in psychology

Unit Code: PSY4405

Duration: 6 weeks

Contact Hours: 20-24 hours of study per week

Credit Points: 6


‘Ethical and professional issues in psychology’ takes a conceptual approach – grounded in theories and definitions – to focus on the pragmatic issues of psychological practice from an ethical, legal and professional perspective. You will learn about a range of topics, including legislation governing psychologists, professional organisations, codes of professional conduct, and ethical issues raised by: conflicts of interest, children as clients, using psychological tests, and the provision of psychological services to a multi-cultural population, managing the suicidal client, reporting child abuse, and service delivery over the internet.