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PSYC6100 Ethics and Professional Issues

Course Description

1 unit; 1 STOT.; 1st term

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of professional and ethical practice as clinical psychologists. References will be made to the most current international perspectives and codes of professional conduct to inform our understanding of best practices as scientist-practitioners. Topics covered in this module include local professional practice guidelines, international codes of conduct, the scientist-practitioner model, evidence-based practices, ethical and legal issues in assessment and research, diversity and multicultural considerations, and professional development issues. This course serves as an orientation to the profession of clinical psychology for new trainees.