Psychology and Professional Practice: The Interface of Psychology and the Law


A collaboration between legal scholars and practicing psychologists, Psychology and Professional Practice attempts to define the role of the psychologist who takes a position alongside traditional human service professionals such as physicians, dentists, lawyers, and educators. This volume focuses on the legal and ethical responsibilities of clinical, counseling, school, and community psychologists, as well as other members of the mental health profession. License requirements, malpractice and defamation suits, the privilege of confidential communications, conflicting concepts of mental capacity, and other complex and controversial issues are considered from the perspective of both the lawyer and the psychologist.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Allan M. Horwitz
  • Rudy J. Horwitz
  • Thomas N. Tumilty
  • Joseph G. Rosenfeld
  • Philip L. Taylor
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1982


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