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Law and Ethics for Psychologists

1.  The Hawthorne Effect was a landmark finding psychology.
A) True
B) False
2.  Watson is seen as the father of modern Behaviorism.
A) True
B) False
3.  Skinner was the developer of a technique known as Operant Conditioning.
A) True
B) False
4.  While psychologists continues to be trained in the scientist-practitioner model, most clinical psychologists have become practitioners.
A) True
B) False
5.  Psychologists are not only governed by APA but also by the State Board of Psychology in which they are licensed.
A) True
B) False
6.  The Board of Psychology can require you to surrender you license for ethical and/or legal violations.
A) True
B) False
7.  It is important to note that regardless of your behavior a patient may decide to sue you for malpractice.
A) True
B) False
8.  The development of an ethical practice may help you to avoid some of the more important pitfalls psychologists make.
A) True
B) False
9.  It is entirely the responsibility of the court to determine whether you have established a Duty of Care with the patient.
A) True
B) False
10.  Psychologists who are having problems within their own families are the most likely people to make minor and major errors in their treatment of patients.
A) True
B) False
11.  Doing your paperwork gives you time to reflect on what you are doing with your patient.
A) True
B) False
12.  Do not refer the patient when you have no experience or training in treating the presenting problem.
A) True
B) False
13.  The patient holds the privilege to release the confidential information in legal proceedings.
A) True
B) False
14.  It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of patient records.
A) True
B) False
15.  HIPAA allows therapists to keep private process notes which can be used to document thoughts, the therapy relationship and theoretical opinions.
A) True
B) False
16.  All therapists who use electronic transmission of files must be HIPAA compliant.
A) True
B) False