clinical psychology - final study guide

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Clinical Psychology: Chapters 11,12,13,14,15,16 Final Study Guide Chapter 11: Psychological Intervention: Promotion, Prevention, and Treatment Laws - minimum standard of behavior that society will tolerate -regulated/enforced by government and the State Licensing Board -monitored by the Department of Consumer Affairs Ethics - principles that guide behavior -regulated/enforced by your profession’s ethics committee -monitored by your peers, colleagues, ethics committee Competence - psychologists provide services w/ populations and in areas only w/in their competence/expertise -intellectual competence - general ability to assess/conceptualize/plan appropriate treatment plans based on client’s problem -based on knowledge acquired through scholarship, research, and practice -emotional competence - a therapist’s ability to emotionally contain and tolerate clinical material from sessions -requires willingness and skill for self-awareness to one’s own biases and limiations -ability and capacity for self-care -know your areas of expertise and comfort w/ population, techniques, and disorders -be aware of your own conflicts, areas of vulnerability, “unfinished business,” needs, defense styles, and how they may interfere w/ the therapeutic process Confidentiality - the ethical promise not to reveal anything about the client except under certain circumstances -legally bound to confidentiality -cornerstone of therapeutic alliance -maintaining confidentiality: -awareness of surroundings -storage of information -way you keep your records/notes -disposal of notes (shred it) -release information only w/ client’s consent -hide/disguise identity of client -limits to confidentiality - -duty to protect- imminent harm to self, imminent harm to others -Tarasoff vs. Board of Regents -duty to warn (the victim) -duty to report- abuse of minor, older adult (>65 years), dependent adult -subpoena or court order -parent/guardian/conservator if patient is a minor or legally conserved -multiple clients (groups, families, couples) -court-appointed service
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-employer as client -can the therapeutic relationship survive a breach in confidentiality? -Informed consent- patient has a right to know the nature of services prior to participation -present the parameters, expectations, risks, and benefits of your services in a way they can understand -disclosure of the limits of confidentiality -Access to records- client, parent/guardian of minor/legally conserved, courts, third party access (insurance) -services based on science- psychologists’ work is based on established scientific and professional knowledge Multiple/dual relationships - having a professional relationship w/ client while: -at the same time is in another role w/ the same person -at the same time is in a relationship w/ a person closely associated w/ client -promises to enter into another relationship in the future w/ client or someone closely associated w/ client -multiple relationships are avoided if it will: -impair objectivity, competence, and effectiveness in performing his/her function
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