721 Ethics Without Borders

This course will focus on universal standards in the human services and mental health fields, and the application of universal human rights in the helping professions. The Ethics Without Borders course will review the history of ethics; from the practices of ancient healers, to the beliefs of Greek and Roman philosophers/doctors, to the lessons of the Nuremberg trials, to the human experiments of American behavioral and social psychologists in the mid-1900s, to the current involvement of psychologists in military interrogations, the peace corps and other international activities. Local, national and international standards for professional credentialing and practice (e.g., certification, licensure, and accreditation) will be compared and contrasted. An Adlerian code of ethics will be developed, based on a review of Alfred Adler’s ethical standards.