How have our professions’ Ethical Standards changed across time?
How have we reacted to those changes?
How does our personal and professional development affect the ways we approach ethical issues or change the types of ethical dilemmas we are more likely to notice, encounter, or create?
I. The Development of Ethics Codes for the Mental Health Professions
Early Ethics Codes
Patterns of Change
II. Ethical Developments Within the Mental Health Professions
New Ethical Issues Raised by Increasing Legal Demands
New Emphasis on The Ethical Importance of Informed Consent
Ethical Issues Raised by Managed Care
Diversity as an Ethical Issue
III. Stages of Personal Ethical Development and Their Ethical/Moral Tasks
IV. Stages of Professional Development and Their Ethical Pitfalls
Training and Early Career
V. Implications for Training, for Professional Practice, and for Supervision
a. Describe the development of ethical standards within the mental health professions;
b. Describe how my own personal development has affected my professional development;
c. Describe ethical issues most likely to arise at this stage of my professional career.