As a psychologist providing services to a patient in a language other than English, a language you are reasonably proficient in, you should:
Seek consultation and peer review on a regular basis.
Secure the services of a translator.
Translate required or approved notices and publications when these publications are not available in the language in which the services are provided.
Discuss with the patient as appropriate the content of required or approved notices and publications when these publications are not available in the language in which the services are provided.
A psychologist is caught molesting a neighborhood adolescent, and is required to register as a sex offender. The psychologist will:
be immediately placed on probations.
have his licensed suspended.
have his licensed revoked.
remain in good standing as this was a personal rather than professional indiscretion.
A VA psychologist is experiencing difficulty treating a patient with Borderline Personality Disorder. The psychologist would like to discuss the case with her VA colleagues. She:
should let the patient know that his case will be discussed, but she does not need the patient's consent.
should obtain the patient's consent prior to discussing the case.
does not need the patient's consent as this is an exception to confidentiality.
does not need the patient's consent as this is an exception to privilege.
You agree to a patient's proposal that he barter goods in exchange for therapy. You come to learn that the merchandise given to you is stolen. Which of the following would be your best course of action.
Terminate because he's included you in a crime.
Terminate because accepting goods in exchange for therapy is unethical.
Make a report to the police, because no privilege exists when a client involves a therapist in a crime.
You complete a neuropsychological evaluation on a patient who is hospitalized on a rehabilitation unit secondary to a moderate head injury. The patient asks you for his results. You should:
discuss the results with the patient, and provide a summary of the testing.
discuss the results with the patient's physician, and have the physician explain the results to the patient.
discuss the results with the patient with his family present.
provide the patient with a copy of the testing report.
When a patient is certified (5250):
the notice of certification should be signed by two people and the patient should be informed that he or she is entitled to a certification review hearing within four days of certification.
the notice of certification should be signed by two people and the patient should be informed that he or she is entitled to a certification review hearing within 72 hours of certification.
the notice of certification should be signed by two people and the patient should be informed that he or she is entitled to a certification review hearing within 24 hours of certification.
the notice of certification should be signed by two people and the patient should be informed that he or she is entitled not to a certification review hearing.
You have a plumbing emergency at your home. When the plumber finds out you are a psychologist, he states that he has begun to worry that he might be drinking too much, and wants to see you for treatment. Your best course of action would be to:
give him your business card and suggest that he call your office to make an appointment.
explain that you are unable to see him and make a referral.
raise the possibility of a barter, if there is additional work your need done.
explain to him that given the nature of his problem he would better be served in a treatment program rather than in individual therapy, and make the appropriate referral.
A well-dressed 35-year-old woman comes to therapy, reporting that her mother is making her attendance in psychotherapy a condition of financial support. An assessment reveals that the woman has a Delusional Disorder, Mixed Type, has repeatedly refused medications, and is entirely reliant on her mother for basic necessities. After a few months, the mother refuses to support the daughter and further moves away. Your patient informs you that she hasn't eaten in three days, and was evicted yesterday and spent the night on a park bench. She continues to refuse to get a job or social services because she knows that the revolution her boyfriend is plotting will occur shortly and she will become part of the revolutionary guard. Which of the following would be your best course of action?
Arrange for hospitalization on the basis of grave disability.
Arrange for hospitalization on the basis of danger to self.
Arrange for voluntary hospitalization.
Contact the local courts to begin the process of obtaining a conservator for the patient.
Which of the following is not explicitly mentioned in the 2002 APA Ethics Code as a situation in which researchers may dispense with informed consent?
The study of normal educational practices in an educational setting.
The use of assessment results that were obtained in the course of clinical practice.
Studies of organizational effectiveness.
Dave D. is referred for evaluation and treatment by his employer who has concerns about Dave's capacity to perform his job. The request is specified in writing, and the employer is paying the psychologist. In this scenario the psychologist:
may not reveal any information to the employer.
may only reveal to the employer whether or not Dave D. has been attending treatment.
may reveal to the employer Dave's function limitations related to his fitness to perform his present job.
may reveal to the employer Dave's diagnosis and resulting functional limitations related to his fitness to perform his present job.
As a psychologist, in terms of recommending psychotropic medications for your patients, you:
may not recommend psychotropic medications as that is beyond a psychologist's scope of practice.
may recommend specific psychotropic medications for specific disorders, as long as the medications have been approved for the patient's disorder (e.g., Ritalin for ADHD).
may recommend a general class of psychotropic medications for a disorder (e.g, antipsychotic medications for Schizophrenia).
may recommend medications as an adjunct to psychotherapy.
Which of the following is not a requirement to be a registered psychologist?
Obtaining a doctoral degree.
Accruing 1500 hours of Supervised Professional Experience (SPE).
Passing the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP).
Working in a nonprofit community agency that receives a minimum of 25% of its funding from government sources.
Sex with former therapy patients may be permissible only if:
at least two years have passed and most unusual circumstances exist.
the psychologist can prove that no exploitation has occurred.
at least two years have passed and the psychologist can prove that no exploitation has occurred.
at least two years have passed and the psychologist can prove that there is a low likelihood of adverse impact.
According to the Tarasoff Statute (Civil Code 43.92), which of the following best summarizes the circumstances what warrant a Tarasoff duty?
A psychotherapist has reasonable cause to believe that a patient poses an imminent threat of violence against an identifiable victim.
A patient directly communicates to the psychotherapist an imminent threat of violence.
The psychotherapist in his or her professional capacity learns that the patient has made a threat of imminent violence against an identifiable victim.
A patient communicates to the psychotherapist an imminent threat of violence against an identifiable victim.
According to the Business and Professions Code, a psychologist licensed in another state who moves to California on January 1 and submits an application to the Board of Psychology on March 1, may practice for up to 180 calendar days from:
submitting her application to the board.
the date the application is received by the board.
the date of her first patient contact in California.
The Business and Professional Code defines telehealth as "delivering health care services and public health via information and communication technologies to facilitate the diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management, and self-management of a patient's health." The patient is at one site, while the health care provider is at another. Prior to deliver of telehealth services:
the provider must secure written informed consent.
the provider must secure verbal informed consent.
the provider must secure both written and verbal informed consent.