Week 6 DQ/Assignment

Hi Class,

The topic for Week 6 is: Advertising, Public Statements, and Record Keeping.

Course Material for Week 6  Textbook Reading: Decoding the Ethics Code: A Practical Guide for Psychologists, 3rd ed.: Chapters 8 & 9.

During week 6 of the term, we will review chapters 8 and 9 of the textbook, which cover APA Standards 5 and 6, respectively.

Chapter 8 reviews Standard 5 of the APA Code of Ethics: Advertising and other Public Statements. Six ethical guidelines are offered under this Standard, including avoiding false or deceptive statements, including statements by others, and guidelines for descriptions of workshops or programs, media presentations, testimonials, and in-person solicitation. After reading the “Hot Topic”: you should be able identify ethical issues related to avoiding false statements in scientific and clinical expert testimony, and the APA standards and principles involved. —————————— Chapter 9 reviews Standard 6 of the APA Code of Ethics: Record keeping and Fees. There are seven guidelines under this standard. Standard 6:05 involves ethical guidelines around bartering. It will be of interest to consider examples of bartering in practice that “is not clinically contraindicated”. After reading the “Hot Topic”: you should be able to identify issues related to ethics of managed care.

Electronic Resource: Topic 6 Readings  There are three articles to review: Boundaries with Social Media, Client Testimonials and Text messaging and Private Practice. Please come to class prepared to discuss the textbook and topic readings in the forums!  Topic 6 Forums:  Your initial response to Discussion Question (DQ) 1 is due by Saturday by 11:59 pm. Your initial response to DQ2 is due by Monday at 11:59 pm.. Participation points are earned separately, by posting at least one substantive post on three separate days of the week, in response to peers or your instructor. According to the GCU policy, to be considered substantive, participation posts should: · Pose relevant questions that encourage further dialogue · Present research findings that you have conducted on the topic · Integrate theory and practical application of the subject · Cite and reference academic sources according to APA 6th edition guidelines. Please see the initial discussion and participation grading rubrics in the Instructor Add-ons section of the RESOURCES tab. Be sure to cite and reference required course reading materials or other current academic research in your initial and participation posts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each week there will also be a Classroom Assessment topic (CAT). Your responses are helpful in terms of feedback and they are also eligible for participation credit. DQ1 & DQ2: Max Points: 5.0 Participation: Max Points: 20 DQ 1 Topic: There is much controversy on record keeping. Agencies require records after each session, and private therapists say less is better so courts cannot interpret the notes in the wrong context. What do you feel is practical and still within your legal obligation? DQ2 Topic: Describe how website advertising can potentially lead to the violation of other ethical standards. Written Assignment: Ethical Consultation  Max Points: 100

PLEASE SEE SEPARATE ANNNOUNCEMENT:    TIPS FOR WEEK 6 ASSIGNMENT!  Please review the grading rubric before preparing your response. Please submit to turnitin, review your report and edit any highlighted sections in order to reduce the similarity score. According to the rubric, the following sections are required to be addressed: A description of ethical issues involved in the situation Any concerns about web developer/consultant’s strategies Recommendations for the shelter The paper is also graded for organization, writing mechanics, logic of arguments, and format. Please post course content questions under Questions for the Instructor forum, and any personal messages should be posted under Individual Forum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic 6 DQ1  

 

There is much controversy on record keeping. Agencies require records after each session, and private therapists say less is better so courts cannot interpret the notes in the wrong context. What do you feel is practical and still within your legal obligation?

 

 

WEEK 6 CAT

A substantive response to this question is eligible to satisfy one of the three discussion participation requirements for Week 6.

Of the two hot topics described in chapter 8 (ethics of expert testimony) and chapter 9 (ethics of managed care), which one seems more interesting or relevant to you, and why? (See textbook for additional information).

Be sure to cite and reference material from required course readings to support your conclusions.

 

 

 

Topic 6 DQ2  

 

Describe how website advertising can potentially lead to the violation of other ethical standards.

 

 

 

 

Resources to use

 

https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/record-keeping.aspx

 

Fisher, C. (2017). Decoding the ethics code: A Practical Guide for Psychologists(4th ed.). Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, Inc.