Designed as a practical reference to all the important day-to-day legal and ethical issues that arise in the practice of psychology, the Law, Standards and Ethics in the Practice of Psychology, Fourth Edition, has proven to be an invaluable resource for practitioners of psychology and lawyers who advise them. Written by two eminent professors of psychology and leading practitioners in the field, this indispensable text discusses the relevant statutes, case law, regulations and standards of practice in psychology across Canada. It provides a review of particular aspects of practice, such as: boundaries and dual relationships; informed consent and practices specific to young offenders and adult correctional clients; the practitioner as expert witness; business aspects of running a practice; and liability and malpractice avoidance.
This revised, updated and expanded fourth edition includes a cross-Canada perspective on the law and incorporates recent legislative updates and current trends affecting the practice of psychology. Adding to the utility of the publication is a detailed list of references at the end of each chapter, as well as a detailed analytical index.
About the Authors:
The late David R. Evans, Ph.D., was professor emeritus at the University of Western Ontario, and was a member of the Clinical Psychology Program for 30 years. He was a consultant to numerous agencies, including hospitals, treatment and research facilities, and police services. He held a Ph.D. in applied psychology from the University of Toronto, and was a visiting scholar at Wolfson College, Cambridge. He was a past president of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Ontario Psychological Association. He was the author of numerous books, chapters, journal articles, tests and papers.
Keith S. Dobson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary, and has served in other roles, including Head of Psychology. Dr. Dobson’s work has resulted in numerous articles, chapters, books, and conference and workshop presentations in many countries. He has written extensively about developments in professional psychology and ethics, and has been actively involved in organized psychology in Canada, including a term as President of the Canadian Psychological Association. His awards include the Canadian Psychological Association Awards for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession of Psychology, the Science of Psychology, and the International Advancement of Psychology.