Defining Empirically Supported Therapies
Chambless & Hollon (1998)
Criteria for Efficacy
1. Comparison with no treatment control, placebo, or alternative
- in randomized control trial (or time sample design)
2. Trial must use a treatment manual
PSY 670 Introduction to Clinical Psychology:
Ethics and Professional Issues
Professor: Frank Floyd, Ph.D.
Phone: (808) 956-6274; (404) 964-1995
Class hours: Monday 1:30-4:00 pm
There frequently will b
Ethical Principles of
Psychologists and Code of
1. Welfare and protection of the individuals and groups
with whom psychologists work
2. Education of members, students and the public
regarding ethical standards of the discipline
Westen et al. (2004)
RCT designs violate standards for effective practice:
1. Treatments must be too short
(in order to compare with drugs, in order to maintain control).
2. Manuals often proscribe focus on elements that might be common to both
Scientist Practitioner: Original Goals
as a nascent profession, a scientifically solid body of knowledge
training and practice of science will keep field from becoming
rigid and stagnant
Three roles for Scientist Practitioner:
1. Consumer of r
Diversity in Psychology
(Ethnic, Cultural, and Linguistic Diversity)
November 18, 2013
Diversity in the U.S. and in Hawaii
Review of history
Multicultural Guidelines (APA, 2003)
Ethics code (APA, 2002)
Diversity in the U.S.
The Scientific Method
Religions arenurseries of pseudoscience.
Why is pseudoscience attractive?
emotional need for super power
cures for disease
life after death
What makes pseudoscience not real science?
What makes pseudoscience not real sc