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Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.

Ethics of Therapists
Ethics of therapists

Psychologists who practice psychotherapy regularly face a variety of issues that have no clear-cut answers. The Ethical Standards and Code of Conduct published by the American Psychological Association (APA; see http://www.apa.org/ethics) provides them with guidance in handling these issues (APA, 2002; see also Chapter 12, Ethics of Psychological Research). It is often simply called the ethics code by psychologists. The document is divided into two parts: general principles and ethical standards. The general principles are considered aspirational in nature; they guide psychologists in making ethical decisions rather than mandating specific behavior. The standards are something that you are expected to do; they are enforceable rules of conduct for psychologists. The applications section of this chapter describes Section 10, standards of ...

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