Since its initial release in 2004, Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada has filled a vital need for a single source on professional ethics and law relevant to Canadian psychologists. Focussing on the most pertinent ethical and legal issues, including decision making, obtaining consent, protecting confidentiality, helping without harming, maintaining professional boundaries, cultural diversity, and being socially responsible, it is an essential resource for students and professionals. This third edition has been updated throughout to reflect the fourth edition of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists. Other updates include attention to current professional and legal standards in all jurisdictions across Canada and guidance on how to address issues of cultural diversity and social justice. An appendix includes case studies for practicing ethical decision-making, and reflective journal exercises to facilitate awareness of personal motives and biases relevant to making ethical choices. Written primarily for students in professional psychology graduate programs, the book is also ideal for anyone preparing to practice or for experienced psychologists seeking to maintain or enhance their ethical knowledge, skills, and integrity.
About the Authors:
Derek Truscott is a Psychologist and Professor at the University of Alberta. He has been practicing, researching, teaching, and writing about professional psychology for four decades.
Kenneth H. Crook (1960-2008) was a trial lawyer with a Vancouver law firm. He lectured and wrote extensively in the areas of insurance law, civil procedure, and medical malpractice.