PSYC 3550 Law & Ethics in Psychology

The provision of direct and indirect services is a major role for psychology, counseling and other human service professional. This course examines the professional, legal, and ethical issues related to the professional application of psychology. This course will include an overview of pertinent legal statutes and professional ethical codes and will provide a basic foundation for decision making and problem solving that mental health professionals engage in. Topics will include informed consent, confidentiality, duty to warn/ report, and relationships with clients. Advanced topics will include issues surrounding multi-cultural and diverse populations, special need clients and children. 


3 credits

Lecture Hours

3 hours


At least a C in PSYC 3265