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Competence As an Ethical Standard for Psychologists: As Found In, "Ethics for Psychologists: A Casebook Approach (Chapter 2)."

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This course material provides a discussion and examination of Ethical Standard 2: Competence of the APA Code of Ethics for psychologists. The material provides detailed use of case examples and their application to ethical practice for psychologists. The case based material allows the reader to apply specific scenarios to the ethical standard of competence, thus translating into practical working knowledge.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Competence As an Ethical Standard for Psychologists: As Found In, “Ethics for Psychologists: A Casebook Approach (Chapter 2).” created by Lian Tien, Amy Davis, & Thomas H. Arnold in 2012.


Sage Publications

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Course Material Author

Lian Tien, Amy Davis, & Thomas H. Arnold

Recommended For:

This basic-to-intermediate course material is designed for psychologists who are likely to gain professionally from increased knowledge in the ethical standard of competence. This course is also appropriate for more advanced levels of practice as a refresher course of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify potential ethical dilemmas related to the concept of competence for psychologists.

  2. Demonstrate through case scenarios the appropriate actions for dealing with ethical dilemmas related to competence.

  3. Interpret the subcategories related to the ethical standard of competence for psychologists.

  4. Acknowledge the role of cultural differences in the application of competence for psychologists.

  5. Cite jurisdictional ethical and legal standards that apply to the area of competence for psychologists.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

3 CE Credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

3 CE Credit hours

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

3 CE Credit hours

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

3 CPD hours

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Competence: Ethical Standard

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Course Number 102035
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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1368 members have taken this course


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