Describe The Moral Model Of Ethical Decision-Making

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Chapter 2 deals with ethical, legal, and professional issues in assessment. The ethical codes of our professional associations provide us with guidelines about how to respond under certain situations (Fawcett, p 22). In psychology there are tests that’s administer, so psychologist must learn the laws and regulations in order for them to be able to administer these tests. There’s a lot of information that psychologist should know about all the issues when giving these tests, such as: valued, clear and important goals, reasonably accurate and truthful results, and cost effective. If there’s an aversion to assessment procedures, and the psychologist act on it, then they are not being fair to their clients. The information in the chapter is very …show more content…

For instance, both the ACA (2005) and APA (2010) codes include guidelines that specifically address issues of testing and assessment. The following discussion summarizes some of the more salient aspects of the assessment instrument, competence in the use of assessment instrument, confidentiality, cross-cultural sensitivity, and information consent, invasion of privacy, and test scoring and interpretation (Fawcett, p 22). Describe the moral model and Corey’s problem-solving model of ethical decision-making. According to the textbook moral models in guiding their ethical decisions making process. One moral model described by Kitchener suggests that there are six critical moral principles one should consider when making difficult ethical decisions. They include autonomy, self-determination, and freedom of choice of clients nonmaleficense is the concept of “do no harm” when working with clients; beneficence is related to promoting the good of society, which can be at least partially accomplished by promoting the client’s well-being; justice refers to providing equal and fait treatment to all clients, fidelity is related to maintaining trust in the counseling relationship and being committed to the client within that relationships; and veracity has to do with being truthful and genuine with the client, within the context of the counseling relationship (Fawcett, …show more content…

Many laws have been pass over the years due to legal cases resolved over the years; for example, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, privileged communication laws and etc. (Fawcett, p 29). What is the role of accreditation in the delivery of curriculum content in the area of assessment? A number of the professional associations have accreditation standards that specifically speak to curriculum issues in the area of assessment. Such standards help to establish a common core of experience for students who center their programs, regardless of the institution in which the program in housed. Thus, we find organizations such as the APA, the national association of school psychologists, and the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, setting standards that drive the curriculum for their graduate programs (Fawcett, p 35). What is needed for a good assessment of an

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