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Ethical Practice in Psychology. Reflections from the creators of the APS Code of Ethics. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2180790
  • Book
  • March 2010
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Close-up insights on how experts in the field are re-interpreting ethical principles to create workable policies for today and tomorrow, from the creators of the 2007 APS Code of Ethics
  • First cooperative project between Wiley-Blackwell and the APS
  • Offers a close-up view of how enduring ethical principles are reinvented to ensure lasting relevance in times of modernisation and professional change
  • Will be an accredited option for APS Professional Development – the book will be built into PD workshops and also available for PD credits outside that context
  • Essential reading for those involved in healthcare ethics internationally
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List of Tables.

Notes on Contributors.



1 Introduction (Alfred Allan).

2 The Development of the 2007 Code (Alfred Allan and Mick Symons).

3 The Functionality of the Australian Psychological Society’s 1997 and 2007 Codes of Ethics (Alfred Allan).

4 Is a Psychologist Always a Psychologist, Ethically? Some Observations Through a Wide Lens (William Warren).

5 The Australian Psychological Society’s 2007 Code of Ethics: An Observer’s Perspective (David Collier).

6 The Principles that Underlie the 2007 Code (Alfred Allan).

7 Consent, Privacy and Confidentiality (Graham R. Davidson, Alfred Allan and Anthony W. Love).

8 The 2007 APS Code in Relation to Professional Ethics Education (Anthony W. Love).

9 Exploration of Psychologists’ Social Responsibilities: How Does the 2007 APS Code of Ethics Measure Up? (Graham R. Davidson).

10 Reviewing the APS Code of Ethics with Young People in Mind (Marie R. Joyce).

11 Boundaries and Multiple Relationships (Sabine Hammond).

12 The Regulation of Sexual Activity Between Psychologists and Their Clients and Former Clients (Alfred Allan and Donald M. Thomson).

13 Looking Forward (Anthony W. Love and Alfred Allan).

Appendix: Code of Ethics.


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Alfred Allan Edith Cowan University.

Anthony Love Humanities, University of Ballarat.
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