The Final Exam is located under the additional resources section of this syllabus.
The final exam is composed of 10 brief scenarios that are based on your reading of the text and laws
and ethics of psychologists. Culture must be considered in your responses when relevant. You may
bring outside resources on culture to enhance your responses, along with the course text and notes.
You will be required to briefly respond to all scenarios in approx. ½ page per scenario, identifying
the legal and ethical issues you see specific to the situations presented. Assignment must be typed
doublespaced, in APA style, and written at graduate level English
You must integrate the material presented in the text as well as the APA Code of Ethics or other
material that you use in your responses. Cite your work according to APA format.
Your assignment must be no more than 7 pages total
(title and reference pages are not required for the exam).
For each of the scenarios below:
A. Respond by exploring your countertransference issue(s).
B. State what you decide to do.
C. Justify your decision by citing the text, ethics code or other sources you use (remember to
reference all work in APA format)
Please upload the word document of your responses to the Activities page.
Recognize the major issues related to sound and professional practice in psychology
Assess and evaluate legal and ethical mandates in clinical context
Describe local laws regulating the practice of psychology
Explain the training, supervision, and state licensing requirements
Formulate ethical applications to culture and diversity issues
Demonstrate ethical behavior in the use of technology
Appendix A: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, American Psychological
Association (2002, amended June 1, 2010)
Case1: Assessment of Intellectual Disability and Capital Punishment:
A Question of Human Rights:
Case2: Cultural Values and Competent Mental Health Services to Minors p. 354
Case3: Request for Services Following Termination
Case 4: Research on Intimate Partner Violence and the Duty to Protect p.359
Case 5: Web Based Adverstising for a Community Program Development and Evaluation Consulting
Case: Fees and Finacial Arrangements : Referring Clients/Patients to Members Within a Group Practice
Case: 7 Handling Disparate Information for Evaluating Trainees p. 364
Case: Using Deception to Study College Students’ Willingness to Report Treats of Violence Against
Female Students p. 366
Case 9: Competence Assessment for an Assisted Suicide Request p. 369
Case 10: Handling Unexpected Disruptive Member Behavior During Group Therapy p. 371
Fisher, C.B. (2017). Decoding the Ethics Code: A Practical Guide for Psychologists. Thousand Oaks,
CA SAGE Publications. 9781483369297