PSYn5340 Ethics in the psychology work

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. Ivo Čermák, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Hofman (lecturer)
PhDr. Roman Hytych, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Stanislav Ježek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Lenka Lacinová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zuzana Masopustová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Jakub Procházka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. MUDr. Jan Roubal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Šerek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martina Šmahelová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Zbyněk Vybíral, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucia Polakovská (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. MUDr. Jan Roubal, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: doc. MUDr. Jan Roubal, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable of Seminar Groups
PSYn5340/01: Tue 10:00–11:40 U23
PSYn5340/02: Tue 12:00–13:40 U23
! PSY534 Ethics in the psychology work
The course is aimed for students of magister psychology program (MA). Student´s active participation in seminars and lecture discussions both with studying the recommended literure are neccessary for graduating the course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Konwledge and skills gained in the course are necessary for a good psychology practice in different areas, especially in three profile ones (psychotherapy and clinical psychology, psychology of work, psychology of education and school psychology). Students gradually gain knowledge of relevant ethic codes and recommended procedures together with abilities to identify concrete values and ethic dilemmas in the psychology practice.
  • Philosophical foundations of ethics. Different approaches and resources.
  • Ethics in psychotherapy.
  • Ethics in psychology of work.
  • Ethics in educational and school psychology.
  • Ethics in psychology legal expertise.
  • Ethics in psychology diagnostics.
  • Ethics in psychology research.
  • Ethics in cultural context.
  • Ethics in psychology work with children, adolescents and families.
  • Ethics in psychology presentation in public medias.
  • Ethics in psychology publishing.
  • VÁCHA, Marek Orko, Radana KÖNIGOVÁ and Miloš MAUER. Základy moderní lékařské etiky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2012. 302 s. ISBN 9788073677800. info
  • WEISS, Petr. Etické otázky v psychologii. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2011. 349 s. ISBN 9788073678456. info
  • LINDSAY, Geoff. Etika pro evropské psychology. Translated by Lenka Němečková. 1. české vyd. Praha: Triton, 2010. 262 s. ISBN 9788073874155. info
  • VYBÍRAL, Zbyněk and Jan ROUBAL. Současná psychoterapie (Current Psychotherapy). 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2010. 744 pp. 615.8 – Psychoterapie. ISBN 978-80-7367-682-7. info
  • KOOCHER, Gerald P. and Patricia KEITH-SPIEGEL. Ethics in psychology : professional standards and cases. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. ix, 502. ISBN 0195092015. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical lecture with discussions are complemented with practical seminars that include an interactive analysis of illustrative case studies in different areas of psychology practice, especially in three profile ones (psychotherapy and clinical psychology, psychology of work, psychology of education and school psychology).
Assessment methods
Students are required to prepare a case study for the final colloquium according to the previous instructions. This case study will include a concrete ethics dilemma. During the colloquim students will analyse ethic aspecs and related values and will suggest a sollution of the given ethics dilemma. Students´ activity in both colloquium preparation and discussion participation are evaluated.
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