Addressing Ethical Dilemmas

General Cap Discussion
October 22, 2020
Critique Assignment 2
October 22, 2020

Addressing Ethical Dilemmas

Assignment 1: Addressing Ethical Dilemmas

In this assignment, you will discuss the ethical issues  raised in a brief scenario. In addition, you will discuss what action  you would take and why.


Consider the following situation: A forensic mental  health professional (who specialized in criminal cases) retired from  practice about 10 years ago. She was asked by her husband’s boss to  conduct a custody evaluation. The boss is seeking full-time custody of  her two young children and alleges that her ex-husband has severe mental  health issues.

What are the potential ethical issues raised in this  scenario? Be sure to support your response with the appropriate ethical  guidelines from the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct and Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology. What action would you take and why? Be sure to describe your process of ethical decision making.

Submission Details:

  • By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Submissions Area.
  • Through the end of the module, respond to at least  two other classmates’ posts. Participate in the discussion by asking a  question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of  view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or  indicating a relationship between one or more lines of reasoning in the  discussion.

     Discussion Grading Table  Maximum Points    Quality of initial posting,including fulfillment of assignment instructions  16    Quality of responses to classmates  12    Frequency of responses to classmates  4    Reference to supporting readings and other materials  4    Language and grammar  4    Total:  40 

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