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2010 amendments to the 2002 "Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct." (2010). American Psychologist, 65(5), 493.

American Psychological Association. (1987). General guidelines for providers of psychological services. American Psychologist, 42(7), 712–723.

Barnett, J. E., & Hillard, D. (2001). Psychologist distress and impairment: The availability, nature, and use of colleague assistance programs for psychologists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 32(2), 205–210.

Barnett, J. E., Behnke, S. H., Rosenthal, S. L., & Koocher, G. P. (2007). In case of ethical dilemma, break glass: Commentary on ethical decision making in practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(1), 7–12.

Barnett, J. E., Cornish, J. A. E., Goodyear, R. K., & Lichtenberg, J. W. (2007). Commentaries on the ethical and effective practice of clinical supervision. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(3), 268–275.

Barnett, J. E., Lazarus, A. A., Vasquez, M. J. T., Moorhead-Slaughter, O., & Johnson, W. B. (2007). Boundary issues and multiple relationships: Fantasy and reality. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(4), 401–410.

Barnett, J. E., Wise, E. H., Johnson-Greene, D., & Bucky, S. F. (2007). Informed consent: Too much of a good thing or not enough? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(2), 179–186.

Behnke, S. (2006). Psychological ethics and national security: The position of the American Psychological Association. European Psychologist, 11(2), 153–155.

Chennevelle, T. (2000). HIV, confidentiality and duty to protect: A decision-making model. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 31(6), 661–670.

Cornish, J. A. E., Gorgens, K. A., Monson, S. P., Olkin, R., Palombi, B. J., & Abels, A. V. (2008). Perspectives on ethical practice with people who have disabilities. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39(5), 488-497.

Cottone, R. R., & Claus, R. E. (2000). Ethical decision-making models: A review of the literature. Journal of Counseling and Development, 78(3), 275–283.

Donner, M. B., VandeCreek, L., Gonsiorek, J. C., & Fisher, C. B. (2008). Balancing confidentiality: Protecting privacy and protecting the public. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39(3), 369–376.

Drogin, E. Y., Connell, M., Foote, W. E., & Sturm, C. A. (2010). The American Psychological Association’s revised “record-keeping guidelines”: Implications for the practitioner. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(3), 236–243.

Fisher, C. B. (2008). The APA ethics code and the need for balanced confidentiality and disclosure decisions in psychotherapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39(3), 375–376.

Fisher, C. B., & Fried, A. L. (2003). Internet-mediated psychological services and the American Psychological Association ethics code. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 40(1/2), 103–111.

Fisher, M. A. (2008). Protecting confidentiality rights: The need for an ethical practice model. American Psychologist, 63(1), 1–13.

Fisher, M. A. (2009). Replacing “Who is the client?” with a different ethical question. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(1), 1–7.

Gabbard, G. O., Kassow, K. A., & Perez- Garcia, G. (2011). Professional boundaries in the era of the Internet. Academic Psychiatry, 35(3), 168–174.

Gallardo, M. E., Johnson, J., Parham, T. A., & Carter, J. A. (2009). Ethics and multiculturalism: Advancing cultural and clinical responsiveness. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(5), 425–435.

Goodyear, R. K., Crego, C. A., & Johnston, M. W. (1992). Ethical issues in the supervision of student research: A study of critical incidents. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 23(3), 203–210.

Gottlieb, M. C. (1993). Avoiding exploitive dual relationships: A decision-making model. Psychotherapy, 30(1), 41–48.

Gottlieb, M. C., & Younggren, J. N. (2009). Is there a slippery slope? Considerations regarding multiple relationships and risk management. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(6), 564–571.

Hadjistavropoulos, T., & Malloy, D. C. (2000). Making ethical choices: A comprehensive decision-making model for Canadian psychologists. Canadian Psychology, 41(2), 104–115.

Hansen, N. D., & Goldberg, S. G. (1999). Navigating the nuances: A matrix of considerations for ethical-legal dilemmas. Professional Psychology, 30(5), 495–503.

Heilbrun, K., & Kramer, G. M. (2005). Involuntary medication, trial competence, and clinical dilemmas: Implications of Sell v. United States for psychological practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36(5), 459–466.

Heilbrun, K., DeMatteo, D., Marczyk, G., & Goldstein, A. M. (2008). Standards of practice and care in forensic mental health assessment: Legal, professional, and principles-based consideration. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 14(1), 1–26.

Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., Warner, T. D., & Roberts, L. W. (2006). The need for continuing education in ethics as reported by rural and urban mental health care providers. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37(2), 183–189.

Johnson, W. B., Elman, N. S., Forrest, L., Robiner, W. N., Rodolfa, E., & Schaffer, J. B. (2008). Addressing professional competence problems in trainees: Some ethical considerations. Professional Psychology, 39(6), 589–599.

Kaslow, F. W., Patterson, T., & Gottlieb, M. (2011). Ethical dilemmas in psychologists accessing Internet data: Is it justified? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(2), 105–112.

Knapp, S., & VandeCreek, L. (2007). When values of different cultures conflict: Ethical decision making in a multicultural context. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(6), 660–666.

Knapp, S., Gottlieb, M., Berman, J., & Handelsman, M. M. (2007). When laws and ethics collide: What should psychologists do? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(1), 54–59.

Koocher, G., & Morray, E. (2000). Regulation of Telepsychology: A survey of state attorneys general: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 31(5), 503–508.

Lamb, D. H., Catanzaro, S. J., & Moorman, A. S. (2003). Psychologists reflect on their sexual relationships with clients, supervisees, and students: Occurrence, impact, rationales, and collegial intervention. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34(1), 102–107.

Lehavot, K., Barnett, J. E., & Powers, D. (2010). Psychotherapy, professional relationships and ethical considerations in the MySpace generation. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(2), 160–166.

Lincoln, S. H., & Holmes, E. K. (2010). The psychology of making ethical decisions: What affects the decision? Psychological Services, 7(2), 57–64.

Lyons, H. Z., Bieschke, K. J., Dendy, A. K., Worthington, R. L., & Georgemiller, R. (2010). Psychologists’ competence to treat lesbian, gay and bisexual clients: State of the field and strategies for improvement. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(5), 424–434.

Margolin, G., Chien, D., Duman, S. E., Fauchier, A., Gordis, E. B., Oliver, P. H., Ramos, M. C., & Vickerman, K. A. (2005). Ethical issues in couple and family research. Journal of Family Psychology, 19(1), 157–167.

Markus, H. E., Cross, W. F., Halewski, P. G., Quallo, H., Smith, S., Sullivan, M., & Tantillo, M. (2003). Primary process and peer consultation: An experiential model to work through counter transference. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 53(1), 19–37.

Miller, V. A., Drotar, D., & Kodish, E. (2004). Children’s competence for assent and consent: A review of empirical findings. Ethics and Behavior, 14(3), 255–295.

Moleski, S. M., & Kiselica, M. S. (2005). Dual relationships: A continuum ranging from the destructive to the therapeutic. Journal of Counseling & Development, 83(1), 3–11.

Nagy, T. F. (2011). Approaches to ethical decision making. In Essential ethics for psychologists: A primer for understanding and mastering core issues (pp. 147–170). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Nagy, T. F. (2011). Ethics in research and publication. In Essential ethics for psychologists: A primer for understanding and mastering core issues (pp. 199–216). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Nagy, T. F. (2011). Ethics in teaching, training and supervision. In Essential ethics for psychologists: A primer for understanding and mastering core issues (pp. 217–226). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Nagy, T. F. (2011). Informed consent. In Essential ethics for psychologists: A primer for understanding and mastering core issues (pp. 89–104). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Pabian, Y. L., Welfel, E., & Beebe, R. S. (2009). Psychologists' knowledge of their states' laws pertaining to Tarasoff-type situations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(1), 8–14.

Pipes, R. B., Blevins, T., & Kluck, A. (2008). Confidentiality, ethics, and informed consent. American Psychologist, 63(7), 623-624.

Pomerantz, A. M., & Handelsman, M. M. (2004). Informed consent revisited: An updated written question format. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35(2), 201–205.

Quattrocchi, M. R., & Schopp, R. F. (2005). Tarasaurus rex: A standard of care that could not adapt. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 11(1), 109–137.

Reynolds, S. J., Leavitt, K., & DeCelles, K. A. (2010). Automatic ethics: The effects of implicit assumptions and contextual cues on moral behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95(4), 752–760.

Richards, M. M. (2009). Electronic medical records: Confidentiality issues in the time of HIPAA. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(6), 550–556.

Rosenthal, R. (1994). Science and ethics in conducting, analyzing, and reporting psychological research. Psychological Science, 5(3), 127–134.

Small, M. A., Lyons, P. R., Jr., & Guy, L. S. (2002). Liability issues in child abuse and neglect reporting statutes. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 33(1), 13–18.

Stiles, P. G., & Petrila, J. (2011). Research and confidentiality: Legal issues and risk management strategies. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 17(3), 333–356.

Strickland, B. R. (2000). Misassumptions, misadventures, and the misuse of psychology. American Psychologist, 55(3), 331–338.

Sullivan, J. R., Ramirez, E., Rae, W. A., Razo, N. P. & George, C. A. (2002). Factors contributing to breaking confidentiality with adolescent clients: A survey of pediatric psychologists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 33(4), 396–401.

Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California, 551 P.2d 334 (Cal.1976).

Tjeltveit, A. C., & Gottlieb, M. C. (2010). Avoiding the road to ethical disaster: Overcoming vulnerabilities and developing resilience. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 47(1), 98–110.

Vera, E. M., & Speight, S. L. (2003). Multicultural competence, social justice, and counseling psychology: Expanding our roles. Counseling Psychologist, 31(3), 253–272.

Webb, K. B. (2011). Care of others and self: A suicidal patient's impact on the psychologist. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(3), 215–221.

Wise, E. H., Sturm, C. A., Nutt, R. L., Rodolfa, E., Schaffer, J. B., & Webb, C. (2010). Life-long learning for psychologists: Current status and a vision for the future. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(4), 288–297.

Younggren, J. N., Fisher, M. A., Foote, W. E., & Hjelt, S. E. (2011). A legal and ethical review of patient responsibilities and psychotherapist duties. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(2), 160–168.

Zeranski, L., & Halgin, R. P. (2011). Ethical issues in elder abuse reporting: A professional psychologist's guide. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(4), 294–300.

Zimmerman, J., Hess, A. K., McGarrah, N. A., Benjamin, G. A. H., Ally, G. A., Gollan, J. K., & Kaser-Boyd, N. (2009). Ethical and professional considerations in divorce and child custody cases. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(6), 539–549.

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