Assignment: Review Advertising And Qualifications

Assignment: Review Advertising And Qualifications

Assignment: Review Advertising And Qualifications


Warm-Up Activity 6.1: Review APA Code of Ethics

This week, review Standard 5: Advertising and Other Public Statements, Standard 6: Record Keeping and Fees, Standard 9: Assessment, and Standard 10: Therapy of the APA Code of Ethics, located under your weekly resources.

Warm-Up Activity 6.2: Ethic Codes and Recommendations

While the APA Code of Ethics will be the standard that most psychologists follow, and is the one that all members of the American Psychological Association are bound to adhere to, there are many other perspectives on ethics in the care giving professions. See Pope (n.d.), located under your weekly resources, for an extended list of such ethics codes and recommendations.

Warm-Up Activity 6.3: Preparing a Chart

To prepare a chart for use in an assignment is quite easy. A chart is essentially a table in which you have established categories for review. To create a table in Word, you will need to go to Insert>Insert Table, then select the number of columns and rows you desire.



Websites used for advertising can appear very professional. Is the organization listed as professional as the website appearance? Select five mental health agencies or psychological consulting or assessment services in your geographical area which have websites. Create a chart and in column 1 list the name of the business; then, you will evaluate the name itself for professionalism. In column 2, you will evaluate the description of the services for completeness. In column 3, you will check to make certain the listed qualifications of the providers are provided and their licensure status and degrees are clear. In column 4, you will rate each agency to determine whether it fully meets the criteria for professionalism, partially meets them, or does not meet them at all.

Length: 1-page chart

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.