Found 44 Articles for Ethics in Psychology

Relationships with Colleagues, Students, and Employees

Utkarsh Shukla
Updated on 13-Feb-2023 14:12:27


Unhealthy interpersonal interactions are typically a primary source of stress, particularly institutional stress. As a result, it is critical to comprehend their relevance in institutional existence. Aside from stress, the kind and quality of interpersonal interactions significantly impact an institution's ethos and atmosphere, the sense of belonging and security it provides, and the motivating pattern of all those who live inside it. Several inter-personal connections in a collegiate setting are frequently couched in organizational systems of power and authority. Even when we have reason to be annoyed with colleagues in all professions, we must treat them respectfully ... Read More

The Mental Health Business: Money and Managed Care

Utkarsh Shukla
Updated on 13-Feb-2023 12:52:57


Even though the therapeutic relationship is more akin to a friendship than a more professional relationship, it is, in the end, the latter. It is mediated by monetary payment as the therapist or psychologist is a working professional. Systems like Managed Care have emerged to moderate this transaction, and there are several guidelines that a professional has to abide by when handling money matters. What is Managed Care? Managed care in psychology refers to the system of delivering mental health care services coordinated, monitored, and controlled by a third-party payer, such as an insurance company. This system aims ... Read More

Managing Challenges with Difficult Situations and Clients

Utkarsh Shukla
Updated on 13-Feb-2023 12:48:41


Psychotherapy is a complex profession with a range of unique and trivial challenges. It involves disclosing parts of people's lives that they keep hidden from the rest of the world, and the therapist becomes the sole ear of this incredibly private affair. An effective therapeutic relationship is one where the client experiences little resistance to self-disclosure. This means that what they do disclose might be something other than what the therapist is prepared to handle. The Sensitive Nature of Psychotherapy As discussed above, along with the nature of psychotherapy to be intrinsically very sensitive, therapists often have ... Read More

Confidentiality, Privacy, and Record-Keeping

Utkarsh Shukla
Updated on 13-Feb-2023 12:43:19


Therapy or counseling deals with sensitive and intimate parts of a person's life. The information they reveal should be kept private, and the practitioner must do so. Confidentiality and privacy are interrelated concepts about respecting a client's details, and record-keeping is a way for a practitioner to carry this out effectively. What is Confidentiality in a Therapeutic Relationship? Confidentiality is an important aspect of the therapeutic relationship in psychology. It refers to the ethical principle that a therapist must keep information shared by a client private unless there is a specific exception. This principle is in place to protect ... Read More

Attraction, Romance, and Sexual Intimacies with Clients and Subordinates

Utkarsh Shukla
Updated on 13-Feb-2023 12:37:49

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Psychotherapy is a sensitive and delicate process. It is characterized by a person disclosing highly intimate details of their life in an environment where they feel welcomed and accepted. Therapy is intimate as it involves open discussions about aspects of a person's life that they keep barred from the rest of the world. This setting induces feelings of closeness and belongingness in a client, which can be used for therapeutic purposes. Still, there may also be feelings of attraction and romantic love. These feelings need to be acknowledged by the therapist and be navigated in ways that benefit ... Read More

UGC Guidelines and Educations in India

Utkarsh Shukla
Updated on 13-Feb-2023 12:33:16


When opening a website of a central university or any other academic institution in India or reading a prospect for an upcoming entrance examination for a certain course, we are bound to have faced a set of regulations mandated by a nationwide body of regulations. However, what is this body, and what does it do? University Grant Commission Since its creation, the UGC has served various roles in advancing university education in India. During the 1950s and 1960s, the higher education system developed dramatically. Since the 1970s, UGC has advocated for a moderation strategy in expansion and increased ... Read More

Technology and Ethics

Utkarsh Shukla
Updated on 13-Feb-2023 12:28:48


Since technical improvements have been accompanied by appropriate philosophical analyses that include new approaches to the function of values in general, and ethical values in particular, the most recent descriptions of technology entail its acceptance as value-laden rather than value-neutral. Internal values influence technology's aims, procedures, and outputs. Engineers frequently regard internal values as inherent to engineering technology and its practice. These values include technical passion, effectiveness, efficiency, dependability, robustness, maintainability, and reason. External values are technology impacts that occur outside the scope of engineering practice. External values include social, cultural, economic, and environmental factors. Different Ethical Theories in ... Read More

Socially Sensitive Research

Utkarsh Shukla
Updated on 13-Feb-2023 12:22:52


Sensitive research frequently concentrates on individuals or communities who are marginalized, discriminated against, or at risk. Researchers have frequently questioned whether using weak and powerless people in their studies is ethical. The risks and rewards of conducting the research must balance each other out. Some researchers might view avoiding study on sensitive subjects as an attempt to avoid taking responsibility. Historical Developments of Sensitive Research Chicagoans were the first to do sociological research on controversial themes and give it credence. Many of the themes explored by the early Chicago sociologists are now considered sensitive. Much of their study focused ... Read More

Mental Health Professionals and the Legal System: Tort and Retort

Utkarsh Shukla
Updated on 13-Feb-2023 12:17:10


Experts in the fields of psychological and social behavioral science are commonly encountered in the judicial process as plaintiffs, defendants, and experts. Forensic clinicians are crucial as expert testimony or advisors in various legal contexts. Over the past two decades, there has been a rise in the requirement for these services due to the specialized field of forensic mental health assessments (FMHAs), which has included significant ethical and scientific advancements. Meanwhile, careless mental health professionals who enter forensic settings uninformed are becoming more likely to face legal action, licensing board reprimands, and ethics concerns. The development of behavioral science ... Read More

Managed Care and Ethics

Utkarsh Shukla
Updated on 13-Feb-2023 12:12:06


Managed care plans come in various forms, and these differences are becoming more pronounced with time. As one writer puts it, "if you have seen one managed care plan, you have seen one managed care plan." Due to this enormous heterogeneity, it is challenging to evaluate the economics of managed care, theoretically and practically. Though these mechanisms have evolved through time, it makes more sense to think of managed care plans incorporating diverse processes. Different mechanisms may produce various results in theory and practice, and certain combinations may be more effective than others. History of Managed Care The history ... Read More