All psychologists need to know about and adhere to ethical standards and to be able to deal with ethical dilemmas. European national psychology associations have adopted EFPA's European Meta-Code of Ethics as the basis for national codes - and thus for the standards applying to all psychologists in Europe.This book outlines and discusses the Meta-Code on the basis of practical examples and vignettes. The four ethical principles, Respect, Competence, Responsibility, and Integrity are covered in core chapters. Others give substance to underlying concepts, as well as practical advice and examples for ethical problem solving and for application of the code.Practicing psychologists can see how to put their daily practice on a sound ethical foundation and deal with challenging ethical dilemmas. The book will also be invaluable for teaching and training, in both basic courses and further education.In addition, it provides a basis for psychologists' associations to develop codes and guidelines, monitor national practice, and evaluate ethical complaints - and for users of psychologists' services to see what ethical standards they should expect.
About the Authors; Preface; 1. Professional Ethics and Psychology; 2. Ethical Discourses and Ethical Dimensions; 3. Introduction to the Ethical Principles - Content of the Code; 4. The Principle of Respect; 5. The Principle of Competence; 6. The Principle of Responsibility; 7. The Principle of Integrity; 8. Ethical Problem Solving; 9. When Things Go Wrong: On Mediation, Arbitration, Corrective Action, and Disciplinary Sanction; 10. Ethical Challenges for the Future; References; Appendix 1: EFPA Meta-code of Ethics; Appendix 2: Recommendations on Evaluative Procedures, and Corrective Actions in Case of Complaints About Unethical Conduct; Appendix 3: Guidelines on Mediation in the Context of Complaints About Unethical Conduct; Appendix 4: When Confronted with a Complaint.