Date of Submission
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Robert A. DiTomasso, Ph.D., ABPP
Virginia Salzer, Ph.D.
Robert DiTomasso, Ph.D., ABPP
Samuel Knapp. Ph.D.
This survey study investigated attitudes and practices of 161 licensed psychologists from a nationwide sample, relative to addressing negative effects of psychotherapy during the informed consent process. Results revealed discrepancies in attitudes toward risk of negative treatment effects in psychotherapy and in addressing risk during the process of informed consent. Information obtained from this study may contribute to research in the area of clinical implementation of the American Psychological Association’s Code of Ethics. Implications for clinical practice are discussed. Limitations of the study and directions for future research are also addressed.
Sarkozy, Neshe, "Addressing Negative Effects of Psychotherapy During the Informed Consent Process : the Licensed Psychologists' Perspectives " (2010). PCOM Psychology Dissertations. 123.