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Ch 2: MTTC Psychology: Overview of Contemporary Psychology

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Use these lessons and quizzes to learn about professions in psychology, ethical counseling practices and organized efforts of advocating for mental health needs. Prepare for these types of questions on the MTTC Psychology exam with the information in this chapter.

MTTC Psychology: Overview of Contemporary Psychology - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons look at the state of psychology today, including the evolution of the profession, legal issues and ethical concerns. Use this information to prepare for relevant questions on the MTTC Psychology exam. After completing this chapter, you should be prepared to:

  • Describe how the mental health professions have evolved
  • Give information about laws concerning institutionalization and the therapist's duty-to-warn
  • Explain ethical concepts such as right to treatment, informed consent and confidentiality
  • Explore organized efforts to promote mental health
  • Examine ethical issues raised by the counseling relationship

These lessons are taught by experts in the field who make learning fun while presenting the information you need. Let our lessons and quizzes help you prepare for the exam.

Objectives of the MTTC Psychology: Overview of Contemporary Psychology Chapter

Michigan requires passing the MTTC Psychology test as a condition for teaching certification in the subject. The contemporary psychology questions are in the test's subarea on foundations, skills and methods. This subarea makes up 21% of the total questions on the test.

All questions on the MTTC Psychology test are multiple-choice, as are the questions in the quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. These quizzes let you gauge your knowledge of the subject as well as gain practice taking this type of test.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: MTTC Psychology: Overview of Contemporary Psychology
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Evolution of Mental Health Professions: Counseling, Therapy and Beyond

1. Evolution of Mental Health Professions: Counseling, Therapy and Beyond

There are many types of mental health professionals, but all of them have certain duties and legal responsibilities. In this lesson, we'll look at the most common careers in mental health, as well as how some of the legal duties of mental health professionals have evolved over time.

Psychology and the Law: Institutionalization and Therapist's Duty-to-Warn

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.

Ethical Issues & Mental Health: Right to Treatment, Informed Consent & Confidentiality

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.

Organized Efforts to Improve Mental Health: Domestic & International

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.

Issues and Ethics in Group Counseling

5. Issues and Ethics in Group Counseling

Imagine you are joining a therapy group. What would your concerns be? In this lesson, we will be discussing the ethics that must be followed in group counseling. Ethical guidelines protect group members and are the responsibility of the group leader.

The Importance of Ethics in Counseling

6. The Importance of Ethics in Counseling

In this lesson, we will be looking at the ethical issues a new counselor should be familiar with and prepared to handle. These issues include things breaching confidentiality and financial issues.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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