Legal and Ethical Issues


To prepare: Review this week’s Learning Resources. Focus on the APA ethics codes and the AP-LS specialty guidelines for forensic psychologists’. Go to your state website and review its legal and ethical guidelines. Consider any legal guidelines that may be in conflict with the ethical guidelines. If you noted differences between legal, ethical, and specialty guidelines, think about how would you reconcile them.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 3 your thoughts about how various legal guidelines, ethics codes, and specialty guidelines influence diagnosis and assessment in general. Reference at least one potential conflict between laws in your state, ethical guidelines, or specialty guidelines and explain how you might address the conflict.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.