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The Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists considers the compatibility of science and morality. Challenging readers to question the fundamental philosophical values of professional psychology, the editors and contributors inspire the ethical impulse and encourage active moral leadership. An essential reference for professional and academic psychologists and counselors, the Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists is also an exceptional primary or supplementary reader for graduate students enrolled in courses on Ethics in Psychology and Ethics and Professional Concerns and for anyone considering the compatibility of science and morality.
Chapter 20: Ethical Issues for Psychologists Working with Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Ethical Issues for Psychologists Working with Persons with Developmental Disabilities
The ethical concepts and issues in the provision of educational and therapeutic services for persons with developmental disabilities (DD) comprise all those delineated for any other population and are outlined in the American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (1992). Indeed, the vulnerability of many persons with DD due to cognitive impairment and, in many cases, diagnoses of mental retardation (MR), mandates that educators, therapists, and a wide range of service practitioners must constantly act in ways that establish and maintain the most effective training methods and therapeutic treatments. It also requires informed and voluntary selection ...