Assignment 2: LASA 1: Ethical Issues for Forensic Psychologists
Read the following current version of the ethical guidelines by the American Psychology-Law Society:
This assignment is designed to help you synthesize and apply the current version of the ethical guidelines of forensic psychology to what you have been learning about the relationship of substance abuse in the criminal justice system, assessment, diagnosis and ethical considerations.
After thoroughly reading the ethical guidelines of forensic psychology, review the following scenarios and questions and respond to each question thoroughly. Your paper should reflect an understanding of applying the ethical standards to the course material.
Your report should be at least 5 pages long. Remember to also include a cover page and reference page, and to support your arguments with information drawn from the ethical guidelines of the American Psychology-Law Society, the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources to substantiate the points you are making. Apply APA standards for writing and citations to your work.
Submit your response to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Name your assignment as follows: LastName_FirstInitial_PSY494_M3A2.doc.
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria||
|Summarized the ethical guidelines and provided initial reaction to the publication.||
|Summarized the standards of confidentiality and provided explanation of being in compliance of the standards within the criminal justice system when presented with “red flag” situations.||
|Identified the standards which guide the practitioner to handle court ordered evaluations and described what actions could be explored with a non-cooperative client.||
|Described countertransference and examined the appropriate action of the counselor as guided by the ethical guidelines and the module content.||
|Compared and contrasted the issues of confidentiality and countertransferance. Analyzed the complexity of substance abuse use and the criminal justice systems.||
|Style (4 points): Tone, audience, and word choice
Organization (12 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion
Usage and Mechanics (12 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
APA Elements (16 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style
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