Ch 26: Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach a range of related topics such as informed consent and legal rights of the mentally ill in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Psychological evaluations and the law,
Competency to stand trial,
The insanity defense
Civil commitment,
Assessment of dangerousness
Tuesday Psychology and the law: Institutionalization and therapists' duty to warn Danger to self or others, limits of confidentiality
Wednesday Ethical issues and mental health Right to treatment, informed consent, confidentiality
Thursday National and international efforts to improve mental health Patient rights, violations of treatment rights, stigma, least restrictive environment

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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