Legal and Ethical Considerations
Ethical and legal considerations are important in the field of psychology. This certainly holds true for the area of psychological assessment. Understanding the ethical codes and federal and state laws that apply to psychological testing and assessment is essential to the psychology profession, because these codes and laws protect both you and your clients.
To prepare for this Discussion, select one of the case studies in the document “Week 3 Case Studies” from this week’s Learning Resources and consider the ethical and/or legal considerations related to psychological assessment it presents.
Post by Day 4 a description of the ethical and/or legal consideration(s) evidenced in your selected case study. Explain the implications of each and describe how one might address each consideration. Note any ethical standards and federal and/or state laws involved.