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Author Schank, Janet A.

Title Ethical practice in small communities : challenges and rewards for psychologists / Janet A. Schank and Thomas M. Skovholt.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2006]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (x, 241 pages).
Series Psychologists in independent practice
Psychologists in independent practice.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-219) and indexes.
Contents Ethics in a broad context -- Development of an ethics code -- Current concerns in small communities -- Rural practice : illuminating dilemmas in one kind of small community -- Other small communities -- Strategies to minimize risk -- The challenge and hope of small-community psychology.
Summary "Psychologists who practice in small and contained communities share special circumstances that both complicate and enhance their professional lives. Such settings include rural, military, law enforcement, or faith-based environments; communities of color; gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender clients; and students at small colleges. While these communities vary considerably, the psychologists who serve them encounter similar ethical challenges in their daily work. In these close-knit groups, psychologists' professional and personal lives often overlap with those of their clients. Clients' and coworkers' expectations may run counter to psychologists' ethical standards, and issues associated with dual relationships, treatment boundaries, limits of competence, and multiple roles arise regularly. This book explores how the life of a small-community psychologist differs from that of a colleague in a large urban center who is not part of a small community, highlighting common problems and concerns. Using the provisions of the 2002 Ethics Code of the American Psychological Association as a reference point, the authors analyze dilemmas and advantages in small-community practice and suggest ways in which psychologists can evaluate their actions and make wise decisions. In this way, they can protect and serve both themselves and their clients. This thought-provoking book provides reassuring guidance for any mental health professional who serves a small community"--Cover. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record.
GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Psychologists -- Professional ethics.
Small groups.
Psychology -- ethics.
Ethics, Professional.
Community Mental Health Services -- ethics.
Population Groups.
Professional-Patient Relations -- ethics.
Added Author Skovholt, Thomas M.
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Other Form: Original (DLC) 2005017081
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