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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a legal and ethical issues unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:
- Competency to stand trial and the insanity defense
- Institutionalization and therapists' duty to warn
- The right to treatment, informed consent and patient confidentiality
- Organized efforts to improve mental health
1. Psychological Evaluations & the Law: Competency to Stand Trial and the Insanity Defense
Psychology and the law intersect in many ways. In this lesson, we'll look at two important parts of a trial that forensic psychologists participate in: competency hearings and the insanity defense.
2. Psychology and the Law: Institutionalization and Therapist's Duty-to-Warn
Psychology and the law intersect in many ways. In this lesson, we'll examine two important concepts in forensic psychology: the therapist's obligations of confidentiality and the duty to warn, and institutionalization.
3. Ethical Issues & Mental Health: Right to Treatment, Informed Consent & Confidentiality
When someone goes to see a mental health professional, they have legal and ethical rights that are meant to protect them. In this lesson, we'll explore three major rights of patients: confidentiality, the right to treatment, and informed consent.
4. Organized Efforts to Improve Mental Health: Domestic & International
Psychological treatments have come a long way, but there are still barriers to providing quality care to the mentally ill. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the efforts being made to improve psychological care in the U.S. and around the world.
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Other chapters within the Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- The Biological Model of Abnormality: Help and Review
- The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Cognitive Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- Help & Review for the Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Diathesis-Stress Model: Help and Review
- Clinical Assessment: Help and Review
- Introduction to Anxiety Disorders: Help and Review
- Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Stress Disorders: Help and Review
- Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Dissociative Disorders in Psychology: Help and Review
- Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Help and Review
- Substance Use Disorders: Help and Review
- Psychotic Disorders: Help and Review
- Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Life-Span Development Disorders: Help and Review
- Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Factitious Disorders: Help and Review
- Treatment in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review