Kh-Spiegel And Kocher's Eight Step Model To Evaluate The Ethical Dilemma Case Study

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Ethical Decision Utilizing Keith-Spiegel and Koocher 's, eight-step model to evaluate the ethical dilemma posed in example one (Nagy, 2011). Taking into consideration the previous relationship, between client and therapist is paramount to the evaluation of a possible conflict. Upon toughly evaluating their previous relationship, examining any possibility of a negative impact on their professional relationship. They have not been in each other’s lives since high school, they have grown apart and do not have any reason that this therapist cannot successfully treat this patient. It is professionally ethical for the therapists treat this client. The therapist will be expected to adhere to the APA code of ethics, which, include the five principles imperative to psychology standards and ethics (APA, 2002). These principles include beneficence and nonmaleficence, fidelity and responsibility, integrity, justice, respect for people’s rights…show more content…
Competence and assessment of testing should be considered questionable from the information presented. Rural settings and mental health providers often encounter issues pertaining to competency, as generalized therapy is a broad but limited scope of practice, specialized therapies are likely to be unavailable in a rural area, leaving therapists in a quandary. APA ethics, code 2 competence (subset 2.01 boundaries and competences), require psychology professionals practice within the boundaries of their education and training, competency based care is vital to maintaining APA code 3.04, to avoid harm at all costs (APA, 2002). To treat a client without formal specialized training could cause irreparable damage, in addition to the possibility of losing their license. PTSD therapies are specialized and require intensive education to properly treat a

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