Brief Scenarios

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.

Assignment Outcomes

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

p. 356

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


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