In order to be an ethical psychologist, one needs first an awareness of situations and circumstances in which ethical reasoning is required, secondly ethical, professional and legal knowledge, and finally the skills to arrive at an ethically justifiable decision. This book is intended for students in professional psychology programmes in Canada, for professional psychologists seeking to extenf their knowledge about responsible practice, psychologists preparing to practice in Canada, and for those in training either in practicum or internship settings. The authors examine ethical issues in accordance with the guidelines in the 'Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists'.
Truscott is an Associate Professor in Counselling Psychology oin teh Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. Crook is a trial lawyer with a Vancouver law firm who has lectured and written extensively in the areas of insurance law, civil procedure and medical malpractice.