Ethical Decision Making in Clinical Neuropsychology (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780190875817

Shane S. Bush
192 ページ
156 x 235 mm

The ability to anticipate, avoid, and resolve ethical conflicts in neuropsychology is a dynamic process that must be developed and maintained over time. Ethics codes and professional guidelines are drafted and updated, changes in clinical practice occur, and new laws are implemented. To practice in a manner consistent with the highest ethics principles, neuropsychologists must be able to integrate the evolving ethical and legal requirements into their professional activities. The primary purpose of this 2nd edition is to review ethical guidelines and literature relevant to clinical neuropsychology that have been published since the first edition of this book was published a decade ago. A number of important publications have emerged since the first edition was published, including new Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology, Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, and position statements/practice guidelines by APA (e.g., Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity, co-authored with ABA) and other professional organizations (e.g., AACN, NAN) that are directly relevant to neuropsychological practice. In addition, scholarly publications have contributed knowledge to ethical practice in general (e.g., Knapp's & VandeCreek's work on positive ethics), which is relevant for, and should be applied to, neuropsychological practice. Additionally, book chapters on ethics in subspecialty areas (e.g., pediatric and geriatric neuropsychology, mTBI, Veterans) have advanced our understanding of ethical issues in neuropsychology and should be integrated into a new edition of the book. Finally, advances in technology and increased use of technology in clinical neuropsychology bring ethical issues and challenges incorporated in the new edition of the book. Learning exercises and study questions at the end of the chapters help readers review the main points and check their learning progress.


SECTION I Introduction
Ethics as a Foundational Competency
Chapter 1 Ethical Issues and the Pursuit of High Standards of Practice
Ethical Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology
Ethical Issues in Neuropsychology Subspecialties
Positive Ethics
The 4 A's of Ethical Practice
Chapter 2 Ethical, Professional, and Legal Resources
Ethics Codes
Professional Guidelines
Bioethical Principles
Legal Considerations
Evidence-Based Ethics
Chapter 3 An Ethical Decision-Making Model
SECTION II APA Ethical Standards Applied to Clinical Neuropsychology
Chapter 4 Professional Competence
Cultural Competence
Chapter 5 Human Relations
Professional Roles and Relationships
Serving Special Populations
Chapter 6 Privacy and Confidentiality
Chapter 7 Advertising and Other Public Statements
Chapter 8 Record Keeping and Fees
Chapter 9 Education, Training, Research, and Publication
Chapter 10 Assessment
Bases for Assessment
Adopting New Tests
Informed Consent
Values history
Uses of Assessment
Interpreting Results
Test Security and Release of Test Data
Third Party Observers
Chapter 11 Treatment and Health Promotion
Chapter 12 Addressing Ethical Misconduct
Chapter 13 A Complex Case
Appendix A: Excerpt from The Oral Examination: Professional and Ethical Issues section (McSweeny, Kareken, & Bush, 2008) of the AACN Study Guide (Mapou & Kirkwood, 2008)
Appendix B: List of Selected Position Statements
About the Author


Shane S. Bush, PhD, ABPP, ABPN maintains a private practice on Long Island, New York. He is Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Associate Professor at the Touro College School of Health Sciences. Dr. Bush has published extensively on ethics and presented on ethical issues at national and international conferences.