Ethical Principles for the Practice of Prevention

Jonathan Schwartz, Sally M. Hage and Dianna Marisol González

in The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780195396423
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Ethical Principles for the Practice of Prevention

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Abstract The role of prevention in the field of psychology, due to increasing evidence of the utility of prevention, has grown significantly in recent years. Unfortunately, although there has been increasing attention to training competent prevention practitioners, there has been less attention to explicating meaningful guidelines for ethical issues raised in prevention. In this chapter we will discuss the importance of prevention, identify unique ethical issues in prevention, highlight previous guidance provided for addressing these issues, and suggest ideas for starting a new ethical code for prevention practice.

Keywords: prevention; ethics; training; research; practice; social action; advocacy

Article.  7746 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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