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Monday, May 12, 2014

Episode 8: The Dark Side of Ethics - False Risk Management Strategies

In this episode, John talks with Dr. Sam Knapp, Psychologist and Ethics Educator, about false risk management strategies.  Using the acculturation model as a guide, Sam and John discuss how some psychologists have learned false risk management strategies.  They discuss the possible erroneous rationale for these strategies.  John and Sam provide good clinical and ethical reasons as how these strategies can actually hinder high quality of services.  They also discuss ethics education in general and why learning about ethics codes do not necessarily enhance ethical practice.

At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the concept of a false risk management strategy,
  2. Identify two false risk management strategies,
  3. Outline how false risk management strategies hinder high quality psychological care.

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Podcast slides can be found here.

Knapp, Samuel; Handelsman, Mitchell M.; Gottlieb, Michael C.; VandeCreek, Leon D. The dark side of professional ethics. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 44(6), Dec 2013, 371-377.

American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct

Handelsman, M. M., Gottlieb, M. C., & Knapp, S. (2005). Training ethical psychologists: An acculturation model. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36, 59-65.

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