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Identify your career goals and describe the path you will take to achieve these goals. Feel free to include a visual representation (such as a flowchart or a photograph of a sketch) depicting your career goals. My career goals are to continue working in a high school and become a school psychologist!If you choose to include a visual, be sure to include a caption to describe the career goals illustrated by your visual. Explain how you believe the APA Code of Ethics will apply to your future career. Take a look at your instructor’s biography on the My Instructor announcement (attached). How do you think the APA Code of Ethics has applied to his or her career as a psychology professional?To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document (attached).Please also respond to the following two students discussion posts in regards to this same topic. Please respond with a minimum of 1-2 paragraphs.Student one:See attachment for my career goals as the flow chart wouldn’t upload well via this discussion board.The APA code of ethics will absolutely assist me in reaching each stepping stone of my career goals in the HR world by providing most of the framework for my position. In my profession of HR especially, there are many rules and regulations which need to be met at all times. Ethical codes such as language, professionalism, value, confidentiality, unbiased, and record keeping are all standards which need to be upheld to be considered credible and reliable (Koocher & Keith-Spiegel, 2008). As I move closer and closer to my end goal, the more well versed I will be with many of these standards and will be able to teach and pass these ethical morals down to my other managers. I want my colleagues and coworkers to think of me as being fair, credible and accurate. Without the code, I don’t think I could reach the appropriate level of such behavior.As a clinical psychologist and professor, Dr. Achim must uphold high ethical standards in his practice and in school, which I believe he does an excellent job of. Ethical standards such as confidentiality, responsibility, integrity, and respect. I think back to just last week with our discussions of multiple role relationships and that is probably a somewhat common occurrence in the clinical field when seeing a number of patients. Maintaining confidentiality with his patients along with maintaining professionalism and integrity with his students are two aspects of the code of ethics which help accredit Dr. Achim with such high standards and respect. As we can see, regardless of the profession I think the code of ethics can be related in so many ways.ReferenceKoocher, G.P. and Keith-Spiegel, P. (2008). Ethics in Psychology and the Mental Health Professions: Standards and Cases. Appendix A. New York: Oxford University Press.Student two:I would like to get my Ph.D. in psychology and become a clinical psychologist. To realize this goal, I will need to go through a process. First, I will need to get my M.S. in psychology from SNHU. I will then need to prepare for and take the psychology GRE test. Upon enrolling in a Ph.D. program, I will learn the skills that I need to succeed as a psychologist. I will spend a year of this time as an intern at a psychology clinic. After obtaining my Ph.D. in clinical psychology, I will spend another year as a post doctorate fellow at another clinic. I shall then look for employment. I will treat a variety of individuals, although I am particularly interested in adults with anxiety and depression. The APA Code of Ethics will be most important to me when I become a clinical psychologist. In particular, I will rely on Section 3 of the Code of Ethics, which gives directives concerning harm, harassment, exploitation, and conflicts of interest (, 2017). I will need to treat my clients in a manner that will lead to healing. Healing is hindered by biases and distractions that stem from unethical behavior.Dr. J (Dr. Achim) (You wanted me to pick on you): You have worked (and possibly still working) with children and the elderly. As such, you were/are bound by the standards of the APA. Hence, you must avoid exploiting the elderly and families of children. I will be bound in a similar manner when I become a clinical psychologist. For example, I could not overcharge an elderly lady for therapy when I become a clinical psychologist. When you worked performed forensic and assessment duties, you had to be honest. You were not allowed to ignore results that contradicted expectations and hopes. I will also be bound by the same expectations of honesty in the future. Finally, if a student asked you to go out for lunch, you would have to decline his or her offer; it could lead to future expectations and illusions of favoritism (I did this a long time ago with an older male student, but it ended well. It was not wise, however. He was a kind gentleman). American Psychological Association. (2017). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct (2002, Amended June 1, 2010 and January 1, 2017). Retrieved from


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PSY 570 Discussion Guidelines and Rubric
Overview: You will write an initial post (2–3-paragraph response) to the discussion and reply to at least two posts during the week outside of your initial post
thread. These discussions offer you the opportunity to express your own thoughts, ask questions for clarification, and gain insight from your classmates’
responses and instructor’s guidance. A response needs to be respectful and substantive, indicating a response with depth beyond “I agree” or “I disagree.” Your
participation posts must also demonstrate greater critical thinking beyond reframing another post.
Recommended best practices:
Initial post (1):
 Composed of two to three paragraphs unless otherwise noted
 In Module One, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m.
Eastern Time.
 In Modules Two through Ten, complete the initial post by
Thursday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.
 Considers material (course content, other discussions, etc.) from
the current module and previous modules
Response posts (2):
 Reply to at least two other classmates outside of your own initial
post thread
 In Module One, complete the two response posts by Sunday at
11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
 In Modules Two through Ten, complete the two response posts by
Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.
 Must have more depth and critical thinking than simply “I agree” or
“you are wrong”
For more information, see the Course Etiquette section of the COCE Guide to Student Success.
Critical Elements
Exemplary (100%)
The discussion post was
written in a manner indicating
that the student clearly
understood the ethical
concepts presented in class;
demonstrates appropriate
application of concepts (100%)
Critical Thinking
Student demonstrates critical
thinking with the initial and
response posts. Critical
elements are addressed in a
comprehensive manner, tying
the response back to the
literature presented in the
week (100%)
Proficient (90%)
The discussion post was written
in a manner indicating that the
student understood the ethical
concepts presented in class;
demonstrates application of
concepts (90%)
Needs Improvement (70%)
The discussion post was
written in a manner indicating
that the student struggled
with the ethical concepts
presented in class (70%)
Not Evident (0%)
Student did not provide
an initial response to
the discussion question
Submits initial post on time
Student provides a wellthought-out initial post that
demonstrates a working
knowledge of the literature
presented from the week;
response posts demonstrate
critical analysis (90%)
Submits initial post one day late
Student provides a wellthought-out initial post, but
does not make connections to
the material presented in the
course work from the week;
response posts indicate
challenges with critical
thinking (70%)
Submits initial post two
or more days late (0%)
Student did not provide
an initial response to
the discussion question
No errors related to
organization, grammar and
style, or citations (100%)
Minor errors related to
organization, grammar and
style, and citations (90%)
Some errors related to
organization, grammar and
style, and citations (70%)
Major errors related to
organization, grammar
and style, and citations
Student provides the required
quantity of participation posts
which are substantive,
respectful, and add something
new to the discussion (100%)
Student provides the
required quantity of
participation posts. A
majority of the posts are
substantive and respectful to
fellow learners (90%)
Student does not submit the
required quantity or quality of
participation posts (70%)
Student does not submit
any participation posts
to fellow learners for
the discussion question
Earned Total
My Instructor – PSY-570-Q3356 Ethical Practice in Psy 19TW3
PSY‑570‑Q3356 Ethical Practice in Psy 19TW3
My Instructor
My Instructor
Posted Sep 29, 2017 2:42 PM
Dr. Julian Achim (“Dr. J”)
Email [email protected]
Work Phone 941‑275‑9775 (by appointment
Office Location Virtual ‑ Venice, Florida
Office Hours Virtual Office Hours ‑‑ Available
by e‑mail anytime and Skype by appointment
Professional Link (private
Hello Everyone,
My name is Dr. Julian Achim (“Dr. J”), and I would
like to take this opportunity to tell you more
about myself. But before I do that, please allow
me to tell you that I am looking forward to
helping you master this course.
I was born in Romania, in southern Eastern
Europe. In 1982, as an adolescent, I and my
parents immigrated legally to the U.S. We were
very opposed to the totalitarian communist
regimes in Eastern Europe of the time, and
wanted to live free in America. I became a U.S.
citizen, and have lived in several states, including
NY, IL, FL, TX, TN, and NC. Currently I live in
Venice, Florida, with my wife and 12‑year old
daughter. We are enjoying the fabulous snow‑
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My Instructor – PSY-570-Q3356 Ethical Practice in Psy 19TW3
white quartz sand beaches in this area, the bike
trails, and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.
In regards to my education, I have doctorate and
master’s degrees in clinical psychology, and I also
have a bachelor’s degree in computer science. I
have graduated “Cum Laude” (With Honors). My
internship, and post‑doctoral residency training
were APA accredited and focused on the clinical
aspects of psychology, with a focus on forensics,
gerontology, assessment, and mental illness.
My professional career spans more than two
decades, and it includes a successful prior career
in the software industry, followed by a career in
clinical psychology and teaching. Currently, as a
licensed clinical psychologist, I have my own
psychology practice, seeing a broad range of
clients, including adults, children, elderly,
couples, and families. I have broad experience
with a diverse range of psychological problems in
different settings, including hospitals, nursing
homes, private practice, and assessment centers.
I also have extensive experience with
neuropsychological, psychological, and
educational assessments of adults and children. I
held various psychology positions for the federal
government, hospitals, the Veterans
Administration, U.S. Department of Justice, and
non‑profit, community‑oriented organizations.
For the past 7 years I have also taught a variety
of psychology, sociology, and philosophy courses
at undergraduate as well as graduate levels, in
online as well as face‑to‑face learning
I have published articles and gave presentations
at the American Psychological Association
annual conventions as well as several
international psychology‑related conferences.
Some of the topics I examined pertain to clinical
psychology, education, international psychology,
various psycho‑social dynamics, treatment of
addiction, and health care related issues.
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My Instructor – PSY-570-Q3356 Ethical Practice in Psy 19TW3
As far as non‑work‑related activities are
concerned, I enjoy traveling, and so I have
traveled to every state in the U.S., most
provinces in Canada, most states in Mexico, and
most European countries. I also enjoy fishing,
biking, swimming and boating with family and
As I was inspired and challenged by my
professors, I aim to do the same for my students.
My core teaching philosophy is to make a
personal difference in the lives of my students by
providing knowledge and vision, by challenging
them to achieve higher goals, by showing them
how to apply theoretical material to real‑world
scenarios, and by facilitating exploration and
discussion with me and other students. My
central teaching goal is help students grow
across all three dimensions of their person:
cognitive, affective, and behavioral. In order to
achieve these goals I rely on academic and
scholarly resources, as well as my broad
professional and research experience in the field
of psychology.
Good luck!
Dr. Julian Achim

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