Ehics for Sychologist Chapter 13
Philosophy and Psychology
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Professional Ethics for Psychologist
Chapter 13: Counselors as Teachers and Researchers
THE ETHICS OF TEACHING
*Society views teachers ambivalently – on one they are held in high regard but on the other hand, they are viewed with vain and distrust.
*the task of the profession is to ensure that its teachers use their powers responsibly
*literature on the ethics of training mental health professionals is not as abundant as the publication on ethics in counseling, but there are still resources available. Several experts have addressed the issue, the recent versions of the ethics code speak to this activity, and some empirical studies have been conducted.
Competence to teach -Faculty who teach counselors must be: 1) Competent practitioners 2) Knowledgeable about their subject matter 3) Prepared for their work 4) Put fair efforts into facilitating student learning
-Nearly all psychology faculties acknowledge occasional incidences of inadequate preparation for classes.
-38% admits that they teach materials they have not mastered (Tabachnic et al, 1991).
-36% reports teaching material for which they are not competent in (Schwab and Neukrug, 1994).
- Faculty also has the responsibility to present information fairly, and to distinguish between personal opinions and established theory and research. 1990 APA code (no longer in effect):
“[A]s teachers psychologist perform their duties on the basis of careful preparation so that their instruction is accurate, current and scholarly” -4 % admitted bias in teaching is a frequent practice -36% teaching psychologists admitted a teaching course without updating lecture notes -When presenting material for which scientific support is scarce, that limitation needs to be clearly stated.
-faculty must evaluate whether their training and experience are...