A guide to psychology and its practice

Assignment Help Business Law and Ethics
Reference no: EM13784420

According to recent media reports, both the NYPD and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department are currently investigating Stephen Collins, an actor most well-known for his role on the T.V. show 7th Heaven, for alleged taped confessions in which he admits to inappropriate conduct with three (3) minors. This information came to light during divorce proceedings of Collins from his estranged wife. In this case study, you will explore the role of the forensic psychologist and its application to a real world situation. You will also look at the ethical dilemmas a mental health professional can face when dealing with the legal system.

Review the following articles regarding the Stephen Collins case:

  • "Stephen Collins' wife alleges he had 'secret life' in court docs: 'I believe there are other victims'".
  • "A Guide to Psychology and its Practice: Confidentiality".

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Determine whether or not the release of the taped therapy sessions violates the American Psychological Association's Code of Ethics (refer to Table 12.1 in chapter 12 of the text). Next, discuss the likelihood of a lawsuit against the therapist and the media outlet that released the recording. Provide a rationale to support your position.
  2. Review the roles of the forensic psychologist as outlined. Next, select one (1) of the roles that you believe a forensic psychologist must play during the trial, if criminal charges against Collins are filed. Ascertain the importance of the role that you selected and suggest the main actions that the forensic psychologist must take in order to play the role that you selected.
  3. Discuss one (1) regulation that you feel the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) should make regarding the practice of recording patient therapy sessions in order to balance protecting the public with protecting patient privacy. Provide a rationale for your response.
  4. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar type Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Reference no: EM13784420

Describe commonalities and the differences in these response

As can be found in this week's readings, crime is responded to from the relative cultural reality of that time period. Provide an example to illustrate your points. Describe

Explain why development of private correctional facilities

Explain why the development of private correctional facilities is or is not necessary in the U.S. and How the opening of more private facilities may affect the relationship wi

Evaluate how cisg deals with incorporation of standard terms

The incorporation of standard terms into a contract for the international sale of goods is often premised on a mere reference to those terms in communications between the pa

Categorize the ethical dilemma

For this assignment, you will consider the consequences of acting ethically or unethically. After carefully reading the supplemental ethics materials (Jennings handout), di

Describe basic legal issues facing todays business leader.

Description and explanation of the type of business entity that is best for your business, Partnership, corporation, etc. (for purposes of this assignment, you should NOT choo

Disadvantage of indirect exporting

One disadvantage of indirect exporting is that, licensing and red tape can delay completion of shipments. large cash outlays are required. it's difficult to find the right age

What are the legal concepts that allow a court to do this

The courts sometimes will reform contracts when they determine that there are inconsistencies in the contract or that the contract does not reflect the actual agreement betw

Explore a significant supreme court or state legal decision

For this week's discussion, explore a significant Supreme Court or state legal decision that dealt with the rights of people with mental illness, either mentioned above or f

Reviews

Write a Review

 
Free Assignment Quote

Assured A++ Grade

Get guaranteed satisfaction & time on delivery in every assignment order you paid with us! We ensure premium quality solution document along with free turntin report!

All rights reserved! Copyrights ©2019-2020 ExpertsMind IT Educational Pvt Ltd